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An analysis and accompanying interactive map from the Urban Institute show where the nation's richest and poorest tend to live. The map tells a tale of deeply ingrained wealth segregation.
1 hour ago   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
Cities around the country are beginning to think twice about having off-street parking requirements for every new development. Those who oppose these "parking minimums" say that it creates too much parking and stifles the growth of cities.
Sep 24, 2008   MSNBC
Greg Beato enumerates how American bike-sharing programs fall short of their Parisian counterparts. Until the program evolves some more, the autonomy afforded by the private car or bicycle will continue to prevail.
Sep 9, 2008   Reason Online
Planners in Montgomery County, MD are nixing a proposed bike path because of its nearness to 'ecologically sensitive parkland'. Bicycle proponents think this argument doesn't hold water. Says one,'they're already running a big highway through there.'
Aug 21, 2008   The Washington Post
Washington D.C.'s bike sharing system has debuted, with 120 bikes at 10 stations.
Aug 16, 2008   The Washington Post
A Washington D.C. project to clean up and repair dilapidated buildings in the city is coming under scrutiny for shoddy work and millions of dollars in public money that are virtually unaccounted for.
Aug 15, 2008   The Washington Post
The cost of commuting is beginning to trump federal policies favoring exurban development, and transit ridership is at a fifty year high.
Aug 12, 2008   The Washington Post
The Third Church of Christ, Scientist in Washington, D.C., has filed suit against the city to remove the landmark designation on their building, which limits what can be done to alter the site -- or demolish it completely, which is the church's hope.
Aug 9, 2008   Washington Business Journal
<p>Suburban growth in the DC area has been fueled by low gas prices and abundant freeways. Expensive gas has changed this growth paradigm as commuters shift to public transit and seek close-in homes. Will government respond to the change in the market?</p>
Aug 7, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>Washington D.C.'s National Mall is crumbling. Many say now's the time to start thinking about a new future for one of America's most prized public spaces.</p>
Jul 22, 2008   Newsweek
<p>In the Washington D.C.-suburb of Tysons Corner, plans for a major downtown redevelopment hinge on one basic issue: parking.</p>
Jul 8, 2008   The Washington Post