United States

November 1, 2016, 1pm PDT
New policies may be needed to encourage more responsible development and keep builders from constructing structures that will inevitably be flooded.
Pew Charitable Trusts
November 1, 2016, 7am PDT
The White House yesterday announced several initiatives aimed at improving awareness of resilience practices around the country. One of the initiatives has enlisted 97 universities and other organizations to train design professionals.
WhiteHouse.gov
November 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Gasoline consumption continued to increase for the first six months of the year, as it has for the last years, reports the Federal Highway Administration. What's different this year is that it was by the largest amount, ever.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
Feature
October 31, 2016, 4pm PDT
This October, the American Planning Association celebrated National Community Planning Month, or #PlanningMonth for short.
James Brasuell
October 31, 2016, 11am PDT
The record deal between Volkswagen, the federal government, California, and consumers directs $5 billion to states to mitigate air pollution. The remainder will be used to compensate consumers who purchased the tampered diesel cars.
Reuters
October 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Alphabet will likely pursue other ways to deliver high-speed fiber-optic internet service.
New York Times
October 31, 2016, 8am PDT
New research challenges prevailing wisdom on the best kind of housing assistance.
The Washington Post
October 31, 2016, 6am PDT
Will the acquittal of seven defendants in a U.S. district court who used force to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon last January embolden other takeovers of public lands by resentful ranchers or militia?
High Country News
October 28, 2016, 2pm PDT
It's clear that New Jersey’s economic development planners didn't spend much time thinking about opportunity costs when they approved $1.1 billion in tax incentives under the Grow NJ program.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
October 28, 2016, 12pm PDT
Facebook's advertising platform might run afoul of the Fair Housing Act of 1968—a reminder of the risks as new business models gain traction on the Internet.
ProPublica
October 28, 2016, 7am PDT
The Silicon Valley start-up devoted to reinventing the city made a splashy hire this week.
TechCrunch
October 28, 2016, 6am PDT
Using density as a metric of urban quality is misleading and inadequate, according to an article on CityLab.
CityLab
October 28, 2016, 5am PDT
The Wall Street Journal builds a case that a slow down in state and local infrastructure investments is having a broad impact on the national economy.
The Wall Street Journal
October 27, 2016, 10am PDT
Transportation ballot measures are popular this November: over 70 populate ballots across the country. In California and elsewhere, they supplement declining federal and state funds for local infrastructure.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
October 27, 2016, 9am PDT
The encyclical "Laudato si: On the Care of Our Common Home" might have scored public relations points among environmentalists last year, but according to a new study, it didn't score any points with Catholics or the broader U.S. population.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 27, 2016, 8am PDT
New data reveal the U.S. housing industry's preference for garages for cars over apartments for people.
Bloomberg
October 27, 2016, 6am PDT
The new "50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation" report examines the gulf between the reality of the U.S. transportation system and the innovations that will be necessary to achieve a carbon-free future.
Frontier Group
Feature
October 27, 2016, 5am PDT
The annual list of the best planning, design, and development websites, representing some of the top online resources for news, information, and research on the built environment.
James Brasuell
October 26, 2016, 6am PDT
If even a sliver of a 78-million-strong set of consumers seems willing to hand over cash for something, businesses organize themselves to deliver, whether we’re talking hula hoops or downtown apartments.
PlaceShakers
October 26, 2016, 5am PDT
While narratives about gentrification and segregation dominate the headlines, one study found evidence of increased integration around the United States.
PhysOrg