New York

Not since 1963 have so many construction permits been issued. In fact, permits issued in the month of June alone exceeded the average annual total over the past two decades.
18 hours ago   The Wall Street Journal
Mayor Bill De Blasio released an aggressive and likely contentious plan to fund the New York Housing Authority, which is currently sitting on $16 billion in needed maintenance work.
May 20, 2015   The New York Times
A powerful realty group fears tolls will 'marginalize' downtown Montreal, so they propose a regional kilometer-traveled-fee to finance the new Champlain Bridge.
May 18, 2015   La Presse
Wealthy private donors take the lead in developing New York City projects, such as parks, writes Carol Berens, an architect, author, and real estate agent.
May 15, 2015   UrbDeZine
New York magazine recently convened a debate between two leading voices of an ongoing conversation in New York City: what to build and what to preserve.
May 14, 2015   New York
Real estate website Trulia has released its most recent Rent vs Buy report, breaking down the value proposition of buying a home relative to renting one for cities around the country.
May 14, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
After breaking down the reasons why left turns are so dangerous, it's also obvious how difficult a problem they are to solve.
May 13, 2015   WNYC
A new study calculates the national consequences of restrictive housing regulations in three cities: San Francisco, New York, and San Jose.
May 12, 2015   New York Magazine
The New York Times editorial board questions the priorities of a city that can support sports facilities with hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funds but neglects its libraries.
May 7, 2015   The New York Times
Animals are more than just guests or co-habitants in our cities, according to an article in New Scientist—they're a critical component of the infrastructure that keeps cities running.
May 6, 2015   New Scientist
The Washington Post details the concern over the shadows cast by skyscrapers on the city street below. The latest high-profile case study of the ability of skyscrapers to block the sun: New York's Midtown.
May 5, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog