United States

Motor vehicle crashes claim over 30,000 lives per year, with related costs in the hundreds of billions. While we sometimes view that frightening statistic as inevitable, there are reasons to reexamine speed limits and how we set them.
6 hours ago   Five Thirty Eight
<p>A recent survey shows that while many renters support the idea of smoke-free apartment buildings, an equal number are concerned about infringing on the rights of tenants -- even if they don't smoke.</p>
May 18, 2008   Multi-Housing News
<p>The top Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is leading a bill to fund new high-speed rail, stating he's ready to fight the air travel lobby that has traditionally opposed plans for high-speed rail.</p>
May 18, 2008   CNN
<p>While the market for single-family homes remains deeply troubled, developers of apartment buildings are moving ahead with new construction -- likely expecting rising rents from tightening rental vacancy rates due to displaced homeowners.</p>
May 17, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
<p>Minneapolis is one of several cities that have filed lawsuits against mortgage companies, seeking damages for the blight caused by the large number of foreclosures in some of its neighborhoods.</p>
May 16, 2008   USA Today
<p>A dazzling wildflower season spells trouble for master-planned communities across the West.</p>
May 16, 2008   The Next American City
<p>Keeping land uses separate is like keeping the ingredients of pizza separate, according to Congress for New Urbanism President John Norquist. The result is an urban pie that doesn't taste as good as it could.</p>
May 16, 2008   Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
<p>None of the major presidential candidates are paying enough attention to the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, according to this article.</p>
May 16, 2008   Scholars & Rogues
<p>In a report back from the APA conference in Las Vegas, Daniel Lerch worries that planners are not concerned enough about planning for a constrained-energy future.</p>
May 15, 2008   Post Carbon Cities Blog
<p>Aging sewage systems in municipalities across the country are falling into disrepair, resulting in massive leaks and spills that threaten drinking water and public health.</p>
May 15, 2008   USA Today
<p>This article from <em>Governing</em> looks at the role of higher education and medical facilities in keeping urban areas alive.</p>
May 14, 2008   Governing