United States

On a Sunday talk show, Speaker John Boehner called a long-term highway bill "in the realm of doable," though he didn't give a time frame other than "in the last two years" of President Obama's term. The current short term funding expires May 31.
1 hour ago   The Hill
<p>One man has set up his home with a series of solar panels, hydrogen fuel cells, and storage tanks to enable him to produce all of his own energy. But many say this system couldn't be feasible on the wide scale.</p>
Mar 15, 2007   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Many so called 'gay ghettos', such as San Francisco's Castro District or D.C.'s Dupont Circle, are succumbing to the forces of gentrification and attracting large numbers of heterosexual residents -- causing some in the GLBT community to worry.</p>
Mar 14, 2007   AP via International Herald Tribune
<p>The American Public Transportation Association reported that transit ridership on US systems is at its highest levels since 1957, having increased for the last three consecutive years. Light, heavy, and commuter rail, respectively, led the increase.</p>
Mar 14, 2007   USA Today
<p>Conservative columnist George Will slams urban planners and says that because less than five percent of American workers use public transportation, the U.S. should put money into building more roads.</p>
Mar 13, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>Michael Lewyn offers a thorough critique of Joel Kotkin's pro-sprawl, anti-urbanism arguments in the media.</p>
Mar 13, 2007   Congress For New Urbanism
<p>All the indicators are pointing to a disastrous year for the American housing market.</p>
Mar 13, 2007   Bloomberg
<p>The new LEED-ND program is seeking pilot projects to be certified under its new rating system, though developers of some greenfield New Urbanist communities worry the system will penalize them.</p>
Mar 13, 2007   New Urban News
<p>San Francisco and San Diego may be competing for the title of "Most Solar Powered City" after both cities announced ambitious programs to increase solar generation by anywhere from 5 to almost 20 times current city levels.</p>
Mar 13, 2007   Green A City
<p>Northeastern states need to collaborate on regional initiatives to compete globally.</p>
Mar 12, 2007   The Houston Chronicle
<p>Pools of capital ebb and flow, but the tide may be starting to come in for smart growth and New Urbanist investment funds.</p>
Mar 12, 2007   New Urban News