United States

April 13, 2016, 7am PDT
As prices rise, especially in desirable urban markets, what used to be called "starter homes" rarely come up for sale. And when they do, they go for more than first time home-buyers can afford.
The Washington Post
Feature
April 12, 2016, 2pm PDT
Reformed parking regulations will improve the quality of urban environments. They might even allow to once again construct building types we appreciate only in older cities, but could never imagine building with today’s parking requirements.
Gerhard Mayer
April 12, 2016, 9am PDT
An MIT study determined that traffic lights, and their inefficiencies, could be eliminated if all vehicles were equipped to regulate their speed and "batch" together as they approach intersections.
Fast Co. Design
April 12, 2016, 8am PDT
A new study, released this week, reveals the connections between geography and life expectancy.
The New York Times
April 12, 2016, 7am PDT
There's a new volley in the long-running battle between cities and suburbs. In his new book "The Human City," urban scholar Joel Kotkin contends that cities and their planners have lost sight of the residents who matter most: families.
California Planning & Development Report
April 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
A federal magistrate judge recently allowed a group of 21 youth plaintiffs to proceed with a lawsuit charging the federal government with neglecting their constitutional rights by failing to act on climate change.
Grist
April 11, 2016, 12pm PDT
The latest from a growing body of research on the connections between land use and public health identifies four characteristics of land use that produce beneficial public health outcomes.
The Huffington Post
April 11, 2016, 11am PDT
Rebecca Solnit writes a pointed criticism of the wave of optimism attached to the self-driving car. Her preference: public transit.
The Guardian
April 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Last year the U.S. Department of Transportation reported an increase of 3.3 percent in miles-traveled. During that same period, use of toll facilities, i.e., where motorists elect to pay to drive, increased 7.7 percent according to a new analysis.
USA Today
April 11, 2016, 5am PDT
A global problem requiring local solutions—sea level rise is one of the great planning challenges of the 21st century. A new institute wants to help cities prepare for the future.
Next City
April 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
New research from the Pew Research Center provides insight into the people relying on public transit.
Pew Research Center
April 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Chatty Maps break down the sound profile of cities.
Digital Trends
April 7, 2016, 9am PDT
The other day, a new Shinkansen bullet line was added in Japan, the first to operate high-speed rail in 1964. The U.S. has yet to build is first line. More troubling is the decay we've seen in the relatively new metro lines, like D.C. Metro and BART.
The Conversation
April 7, 2016, 7am PDT
A new federal housing program is unique in its approach but all too common in its scope.
CityLab
April 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
An article in Quartz laments the underwhelming results of a generation of gadgets intended to make houses technologically enabled.
Quartz
April 6, 2016, 10am PDT
Juno, a new transportation network company launching to a small group of testers in New York this month, is hoping to shake up the business model adopted by its predecessors in the field.
The Washington Post
April 6, 2016, 9am PDT
The U.S Department of Transportation has announced a competitive grant funding opportunity designed specifically for bus transit.
Mass Transit
April 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Economist Jed Kolko's recent study on how the lack in affordability of cities determines who's moving there, whose moving out, and how these changes are shaping cities and suburbs. His paper is the basis for several articles by leading urban writers.
The Atlantic
April 6, 2016, 7am PDT
The dangerous absurdity of building a national—or a community—to-do list around fear, resentment, and wishful thinking
PlaceShakers
April 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
This is the moment a lot of traffic safety advocates have been waiting for: the AP Style Guide, purveyors of rules and regulations to journalists and other, has taken a side in the debate about the word "accident."
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