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Teenagers have a lot on their minds, which is not a bad thing, except when it comes to getting behind the wheel. A report released March 25 reveals that six out of ten teen crashes involve driver distraction—400 percent greater than a prior study.
11 hours ago   KHOU 11 Houston
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association seeks to pair a gas tax with a repatriation tax that would rebate the revenue to tax filers. ARTBA joined other infrastructure advocates to oppose current efforts to eliminate the gas tax.
Mar 18, 2015   AASHTO Journal
While Congress continues a spectacle of inertia and citizens grapple with a recovery fraught with inequity and conflict, local initiatives are taking control of the future direction of communities around the United States, according to a new survey.
Mar 18, 2015   National Journal
As cities and towns offer more incentives and planning support for local agriculture, there is still plenty of education and learning to be done to create and sustain local food systems. Enter the Agricultural Urbanism Toolkit.
Mar 17, 2015   Seedstock
An economist from the Tax Foundation spoke to advocates of a mileage-based user fees. First surprise, he calls it a tax, not a fee. He appears to favor the MBUF over the gas tax, but notes its problems.
Mar 17, 2015   Tax Foundation
Pop quiz hotshot: Think you can tell the difference between a roadway interchange and a Celtic Knot?
Mar 17, 2015   Community Builders
Ben Brown wades into the wealth/income inequity morass to make a pitch for getting beyond "gentrification" squabbles and on to wealth-building strategies for the bottom 90 percent.
Mar 16, 2015   PlaceShakers
A labor group is taking on the impact of short-term rentals on the housing market in one of the most expensive cities in the country. The debate is contentious, with numbers flying both ways, and also critical for the economic health of cities.
Mar 16, 2015   KPCC
Writing for FastCo.Design, Architecture Critic Inga Saffron provides a cautionary tale about density done poorly.
Mar 16, 2015   Fast Co. Design
Few of us are fully immune from the effects of road rage. Psychologists are asking why driving can provoke changes in behavior—and how to avert them.
Mar 15, 2015   Pacific Standard
In February, the Federal Aviation Administration released rules for the commercial operation of drones that were (to many observers) surprisingly business friendly. A landscape architect imagines the potential of drones for planning and design.
Mar 14, 2015   ASLA The Dirt