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Despite the improving economy, the outlook for the higher education sector is still poor, especially between the endowment haves and have-nots. Another factor playing a critical role in the success or failure of institutions: their location.
12 hours ago   The Chronicle of Higher Education
NPR movie critic Bob Mondello gathered ditties from musicals inspired by the glory of transportation.
4 days ago   NPR
A growing body of research examines the question of how to make places more attractive and healthy, without then making them more expensive.
5 days ago   Next City
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The increasing use of online civic engagement platforms offers a chance for planners to improve the planning process—that is, if they take full advantage of the opportunities presented by the new technology to showcase their expertise. Exclusive
5 days ago  By Karin Brandt
More cities—many of them "revitalizing" their urban cores at the same time as a national recession and a real estate market beset by diminishing supplies of low-income housing—are criminalizing homelessness.
6 days ago   PBS NewsHour - The Rundown
A deal may be near between energy and rail industries and the Department of Transportation to phase out the DOT-111 tank car—the same kind implicated in the horrific explosions of oil trains, particularly those carry Bakken crude from North Dakota.
6 days ago   Bloomberg BusinessWeek
A pair of articles sounds separate warnings about what a future of autonomous vehicles will mean for law enforcement and fuel consumption. The warnings are far from the utopian ideal that many desire for the technology.
6 days ago   Bloomberg
A new report by Enterprise Community Partners provides a literature review of research about the effects of stable and affordable housing.
Jul 22, 2014   HousingWire
Construction began July 16 on the Petra Nova project, 27 miles from Houston. President Obama and many climate experts are banking on CCS to mitigate carbon emissions from the world's largest source of carbon emissions: coal burning power plants.
Jul 22, 2014   Reuters
The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently released data about households receiving federal housing assistance. Lisa Sturtevant, writing for the National Housing Conference, provides an overview of the data.
Jul 22, 2014   National Housing Conference
Bicycle facilities, such as contraflow lanes, extensions of bike lanes through intersections, and bike boxes, inched toward official approval from the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.
Jul 22, 2014   Streetsblog USA