April 4, 2016, 5am PDT
An Amtrak train that originated in Boston and headed to Savannah, Ga. struck a backhoe working on tracks about 15 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Two Amtrak construction workers in or near the backhoe were killed; 31 train passengers were injured.
March 30, 2016, 7am PDT
With the key assumption that more of Philadelphia needs to see the benefits of the recent wave of investment that has come to the city's urban core, politicians at varying levels of government are considering multiple policy options.
March 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is scrutinizing the details of a plan to raise speed limits on roads all over the state.
March 24, 2016, 9am PDT
City Accelerator selected four cities to test new options for financing the infrastructure investments of the 21st century and beyond.
March 24, 2016, 6am PDT
An intrepid city employee created Philadelphia's first mapping tool for visualizing the layers of regulation and management that govern when, when, and how people park in Philadelphia.
March 22, 2016, 8am PDT
Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic digs into the facts and fictions about innovation districts, as the city reveals a third splashy project touting its innovation district bonafides.
March 10, 2016, 7am PST
The Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer is concerned about the large-scale redevelopment of North Philadelphia, under the leadership of the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
March 2, 2016, 2pm PST
A CityLab article takes a trip to Levittown, Pennsylvania for a lesson in how places change, even when some places stay the same.
March 1, 2016, 5am PST
Rents are on the rise in Pittsburgh, prompting some longtime residents to relocate farther away. Race, as well as class, figures heavily in this narrative.
Carnegie Museum of Art Blog
February 26, 2016, 10am PST
Investment in public space is shaping up as a signature initiative for new Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.
February 25, 2016, 9am PST
Unlike Europe where renewable energy is heavily subsidized, very few biogas projects that convert farm waste to energy using anaerobic digesters are being built in the U.S. State incentives are instrumental due to high capital and maintenance costs.
The Wall Street Journal - Business
February 24, 2016, 2pm PST
Public hearings have begun for a proposal that would implement a flat fare system on the Port Authority of Allegheny County transit system.
February 22, 2016, 6am PST
Good news for Pittsburgh, which is now officially reversing decades of Rust Belt trends.
February 17, 2016, 1pm PST
Bike advocates have high hopes for the leadership of newly elected Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. Among Mayor Kenney's campaign promises: to add 30 miles of protected bike lanes.
February 17, 2016, 12pm PST
Campaigners for the Sierra Club's electric vehicle initiative make the case that New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to offer a state rebate of $2,000 to $4,000 to make EVs more attractive to car buyers now that he's phasing out coal power.
February 11, 2016, 2pm PST
Community land trusts are facing an uphill battle as waves of gentrification reach new neighborhoods around Pittsburgh.
February 6, 2016, 7am PST
The case of the lead contaminated waters in Flint, Michigan has renewed a national discussion of lead poisoning in children across the United States.
February 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Philadelphia magazine says a staffing decision by new Mayor Jim Kenney is a big victory for urbanists and bike advocates.
January 26, 2016, 11am PST
The comeback story for the city of Philadelphia's oldest neighborhood—Old City—displays the power of community organization and deliberate planning.
January 23, 2016, 5am PST
The usual litany of Rust Belt woes hit North Braddock, Pennsylvania particularly hard. The Pittsburgh suburb has shed two-thirds of its population and is burdened with 350 abandoned properties.