United States

February 25, 2016, 9am PST
Unlike Europe where renewable energy is heavily subsidized, very few biogas projects that convert farm waste to energy using anaerobic digesters are being built in the U.S. State incentives are instrumental due to high capital and maintenance costs.
The Wall Street Journal - Business
February 25, 2016, 7am PST
A game encountered as a youth has brought many adults to the ranks of professional planning. What, then, is the legacy of the lessons offered by SimCity and its brethren?
City Observatory
February 25, 2016, 5am PST
A new social media-fueled engagement effort is shedding light on the policies that make it hard to build walkable, mixed-use infill in communities around the country.
Strong Towns
February 24, 2016, 12pm PST
The Brookings Institution mapped the proliferation of startup accelerators—an increasingly popular tool for economic growth.
Brookings
February 24, 2016, 10am PST
With gas prices the lowest since 2009, ten state legislatures and governors consider raising state gas taxes, though many are accompanied by fiscally questionable tax shifts. Some tried and failed last year. All of the proposed increases are modest.
Tax Justice Blog
February 24, 2016, 7am PST
The big anchor businesses of malls are bleeding business and closing stores, dragging the rest of the mall business down with them.
The Wall Street Journal
February 23, 2016, 2pm PST
The largest cohort of Millennials (those born in 1990) recently turned 25, leaving only smaller waves of their generational peers to follow. Are economic and generational trends primed for another, suburban shift?
The Urban Edge
February 23, 2016, 7am PST
An article in CityLab says organizers and facilitators should avoid a few simple mistakes to help improve community meetings.
CityLab
February 23, 2016, 6am PST
Research conducted in Flint, Michigan, found that changing the location of the local farmers' market had a dramatic effect in how residents shopped.
NPR
February 23, 2016, 5am PST
A recent study describes the evolution of planning has become far too sensitive to government thinking (i.e., fiscal conservatism and economic logic) instead of the emotional processes of citizens.
Next City
February 22, 2016, 2pm PST
According to preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council, 38,300 people were killed on U.S. roads in 2015, an 8 percent jump from 2014. In fact, the annual increase is the most in half a century. Note that the figure differs from NHTSA's.
National Safety Council
February 22, 2016, 10am PST
A new study has found that despite higher monetary incentives, most commuters won't ditch their cars as long as their parking remains free.
CityLab
February 22, 2016, 8am PST
Writing in the New York Times, Allison Arieff asks what happened to the great works of public infrastructure from years past that stand as today's monuments to America’s achievements.
The New York Times
February 22, 2016, 5am PST
The federal government will implement safety protocols for the popular new personal mobility device known as hoverboards. Hoverboards are deemed officially unsafe until the industry complies with the new regulations.
Mashable
February 20, 2016, 11am PST
A new report from the AAA indicates that American motorists encounter damage from potholes three times a year, with each incident costing an average $300 to repair. Middle and working class drivers feel the pinch disproportionately.
AAA
February 19, 2016, 2pm PST
With more driving comes a lot more deaths on the nation's roads. The question is why traffic deaths increase at a greater rate than vehicle miles traveled.
City Observatory
February 19, 2016, 12pm PST
The Congressional Budget Office takes aim at transportation funding and spending. It notes with alarm a $143 billion federal subsidy since 2008 and recommends charging motorists directly via vehicle-miles-traveled fees and road tolls.
Congressional Budget Office
February 19, 2016, 9am PST
A longtime Los Angeles journalist has joined the cause of a sweeping anti-growth initiative that has city leaders on high alert.
The Planning Report
February 19, 2016, 8am PST
Flint, Michigan is not an anomaly.
TomDispatch
February 19, 2016, 7am PST
Last week, I submitted the following letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times in response to a vicious, and more importantly, extremely misleading op-ed that decried inclusionary housing as a development killer.
Shelterforce/Rooflines