A new census survey offers a startling look at the de-population of older cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, especially among African Americans, as the flight to the more affordable, outer East Bay communities continues.
Aug 16, 2006 San Francisco Chronicle
Recent research on the initiative process questions the efficiency and effectiveness of direct voter involvement in public infrastructure investment.
Aug 15, 2006 Issues in Infrastructure, The Keston Institute for Infrastructure
Randall O'Toole and Kathleen Calongne examine the findings from a recent report that suggests that speed humps make streets 50 to 60 percent safer for children, and reach a different conclusion.
Aug 15, 2006 The Thoreau Institute
Mayor Gavin Newsom wants more for the City of San Francisco. After a recent trip to Chicago, the mayor has hopes of bringing some of that city's character out to the West coast. He says Chicago should be the model for what San Francisco could be.
Aug 15, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
A Bay Area county will be the first in the region to take advantage of a new state law that allows cities to swap meeting state-mandated, affordable housing requirements for cash donations to cities which build affordable housing within same county.
Aug 13, 2006 San Francisco Examiner, Peninsula edition
Elk Grove, CA has one of the nation's fastest growing and cleanest bus systems, but has experienced a form of "hybrid melt-down" as a result of using the hybrid buses for regional rather than local trips.
Aug 10, 2006 The Sacramento Bee
Neal Peirce writes about the potential of harnessing tidal energy.
Aug 10, 2006 By
Almost everyone complains about the traffic in Los Angeles. The city holds the dubious honor of being the most congested and polluted region in the country. UCLA urban planning professor and blogger Randall Crane grades wide range of solutions.
Aug 10, 2006 Randall Crane's Urban Planning Research Blog
The proposed measure, which would raise taxes on petrol to fund conservation and alternative energy efforts, is under fire due to benefits it would provide one of its major backers.
Aug 7, 2006 The Sacramento Bee
As television uses more and more suburban settings, viewers should ask how closely do the on-screen places resemble reality.
Aug 7, 2006 The Next American City