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Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
39 min ago   The Atlantic
An informal survey of transit ridership data reveals that Philadelphia's SEPTA has the highest percentage of women riders. But what does that data say about SEPTA and transit in general?
2 days ago   PlanPhilly
Setting off a political firestorm in the words of one journalist, President Obama proposed to designate most of the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness, angering congressional Republicans.
2 days ago   The Wall Street Journal
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The following report surveys the current state of Internet technology as employed by the planning departments of over 500 cities in the United States. Exclusive
2 days ago  By Billy Riggs
New apps have the potential to influence a fundamental shift in the political and physical realities of parking according to a recent Next City article.
3 days ago   Next City
Cities change. The people living in cities change. A new online tool from the Urban Institute allows users to forecast demographic trends as far out at 2030.
3 days ago   CityLab
So long 2007. Hello 2014. According to new DOT data, peak driving is no longer in the rear view mirror but ahead of us thanks to cheap gas getting even cheaper, the rebound effect, an improved economy, and warmer weather.
4 days ago   The Detroit News
In more proof of how far perceived safety goes in establishing the speed of drivers, the California Highway Patrol is dealing with the unintended consequences of changes on the Golden Gate Bridge.
5 days ago   San Francisco Chronicle
Big, diverse, and a little bit different, the Millennial generation is often cast as the solution to—or the cause of—many of America’s housing challenges.
5 days ago   Rooflines
A new report by the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program analyzes the growth of the world's 300 largest metropolitan areas.
5 days ago   Brookings
For a variety of economic reasons in addition to urban preferences, young people are not leaving the country's three major metropolitan areas: New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and that's not good for the nation's economy nor the individuals.
6 days ago   The Wall Street Journal