United States

Good news for the United States is found in a recent series of maps by NASA. Air pollution has significantly improved around the country.
7 hours ago   The Washington Post
In fact, says one planner, suburbs and exurbs can expect to see some of the biggest changes of all, at least from infrastructure and transportation funding.
Dec 22, 2008   Marketwatch
This article from <em>The New York Times</em> looks at how Clinton-era tax breaks helped create the housing bubble.
Dec 20, 2008   The New York Times
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger writes that the failure of the U.S. to invest in infrastructure is hurting the economy, and a massive investment is necessary.
Dec 19, 2008   Newsweek
The announcement of Ray LaHood as Transportation Secretary came as a surprise to many transportation planners and environmentalists. This article looks at some of their reactions to the pick.
Dec 19, 2008   Grist
In an effort to secure federal stimulus funding, cities and states are elbowing to see who can get transportation projects started the fastest.
Dec 19, 2008   Stateline
Time's Michael Kinsley explains why now is the perfect time to introduce a revenue-neutral gas tax, with the revenue used to lower the payroll.
Dec 18, 2008   Time
Surprising many, IL Congressman Ray LaHood, a Republican, was selected to fill the transportation position in Obama's administration, presumably to show a bi-partisan approach. Transportation reauthorization and the stimulus package await LaHood.
Dec 18, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
Though the recent decline in vehicle miles traveled has been commonly linked with this year's rise in gas prices, VMT has been on the way down for years, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution.
Dec 17, 2008   The Brookings Institution
U.S. News and World Report picks Urban Regional Planner as one of thirty careers 'that offer strong outlooks and high job satisfaction.' Architects, on the other hand, are 'overrated'.
Dec 16, 2008   U.S. News And World Report
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is expected to be named secretary of the newly created White House Office of Urban Policy.
Dec 15, 2008   New York Post