United States

July 25, 2016, 7am PDT
A new EPA report indicates that auto manufacturers will meet fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards relying largely on gasoline powered vehicles. Or will they? While likely to fall short of 54.5 mpg, they will come close enough.
U.S. D.O.T. Press Release
July 25, 2016, 6am PDT
If you guessed cheap gas, love of automobiles, or preference for air travel, you are correct, but those fall under one reason, "lack of demand." Two additional reasons are offered in this article for the construction industry.
Construction Dive
July 25, 2016, 5am PDT
The Republic National Convention dominated the news last week, and for good reason. There was also eye candy for New York transit advocates and lots of new housing research to enjoy.
Planetizen
July 23, 2016, 5am PDT
Names like Zipcar, Uber, and Musk can be found on the list, along with names that aren't quite household…yet.
Eno Center for Transportation
July 22, 2016, 10am PDT
Homeownership is often promoted as a way for low-income and minority families to build wealth. But it is those very families who assume the most risk in buying a house.
City Observatory
July 22, 2016, 9am PDT
WBUR's Here & Now ventures outside the Quicken Loans Arena to see a distressed part of the city and region, similar to parts of Detroit and Flint. Residents want abandoned homes demolished. Take the audio driving tour of East Cleveland.
Here & Now
July 22, 2016, 7am PDT
Forty-two conservation districts in 25 state received grants totaling $2 million this week. The funding will create technical assistance opportunities for urban agriculture and conservation projects.
National Association of Conservation Districts
July 22, 2016, 6am PDT
A new study from University of Michigan researchers tallies, and then compares, the greenhouse gas emissions from different sectors of the U.S. economy.
Fast Co.Exist
July 21, 2016, 2pm PDT
The number of inclusionary zoning programs is growing quickly around the country. A recent study by the National Housing Conference takes stock of this prominent affordable housing tool.
American Planning Association
July 21, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent study by Trulia concentrates on elasticity (i.e., the rate at which housing stock grows, relative to demand), and arrives at the conclusion that bureaucracy, not regulation, is responsible for rising housing prices.
Trulia
July 21, 2016, 9am PDT
The Grand Old Party platform calls for an end to using gas taxes for public transit as well as other non-road purposes like "bike-sharing," opposes increases to the 23-year-old gas tax, and would eliminate the U.S. DOT Livability Initiative.
Progressive Railroading
July 21, 2016, 5am PDT
Arriving just in time in the District of Columbia, as Safe Track disrupts Metro service, General Motors launched 'Maven' to compete with ZipCar, Car2Go, and Enterprise car sharing services.
The Washington Post
July 20, 2016, 1pm PDT
A new report from Public Agenda tracks the spread of participatory budgeting, and provides guidance for implementing such processes for maximum benefit to public engagement.
Governing
July 20, 2016, 11am PDT
What would Richard Neutra do with a third arm? UC Berkeley researchers once asked him that and more, for science.
99% Invisible
July 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The transportation planning app moovel (formerly known as Ridescout) has created a YouTube series called Transit Trends that brings "explainer posts" to a new format.
moovel
July 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
A recent spate of reports has examined the up-and-down U.S. economy and predicted the need for more office space to fuel the growing workforce.
National Real Estate Investor
July 19, 2016, 9am PDT
The editorial board of the Toronto Star picks a side in the policy debate over highway tolling.
The Toronto Star
July 19, 2016, 6am PDT
An annual report analyzing the "State of the City" speeches of 100 mayors finds remarkable consistency in messaging.
Next City
July 18, 2016, 6am PDT
International borders viewed from above show how different patterns of political, urban and agricultural development often collide.
Medium
July 18, 2016, 5am PDT
The Planetizen Week in Review is back.
Planetizen