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2 days ago
A new proposal would improve wait times for area buses and bring more households within walking distance to transit stops.
3 days ago
A group of venue owners formed in response to the pandemic successfully got a $15 billion support bill passed to help small venues stay afloat during the pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
3 days ago
An almost two-year, $83-million redevelopment of a large section of Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been completed, offering much needed green space and new amenities to community members.
Urbanize LA
3 days ago
Strengthening U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's civil rights enforcement could send a powerful signal to communities resistant to changing discriminatory housing rules.
3 days ago
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
Bloomberg CityLab
4 days ago
A study of real estate values in Seattle found that townhomes have helped diversify neighborhoods and increase affordability.
4 days ago
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
4 days ago
In a decision that is still impossible in most of the country, Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is requiring housing and reduced surface parking to approve a retail project.
Streetsblog Chicago
5 days ago
A proposal in Snohomish County, Washington could raise the lot coverage limits in medium density residential zones to allow for more usable square footage.
The Urbanist
5 days ago
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
6 days ago
The billion-dollar project would create a 25-acre park and 3.5 miles of new bike and pedestrian routes.
Urbanize Atlanta
6 days ago
A new report highlights inequalities in accessibility and affordability.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
6 days ago
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the nonprofit, independent power grid operator for 90 percent of the nation's second-largest state, has become the convenient fall guy for the epic power failure caused by an extreme weather event.
Austin American-Statesman
February 22, 2021, 5am PST
Regulating alcohol in the public realm.
Diana Ionescu
February 19, 2021, 8am PST
Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research recently published "A Bottom-Up Infrastructure Strategy for American Renewal."
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
February 19, 2021, 6am PST
Under the city's Grow Our Housing program, vacant offices could see a new life as below-market rentals.
February 19, 2021, 5am PST
As it rebuilds the Gardiner Expressway, Toronto could use the opportunity to create more real estate for affordable housing.
Globe and Mail
February 18, 2021, 12pm PST
A state program is giving free electric bikes to residents in an effort to provide more transportation options and reduce dependence on cars.
CPR News
February 18, 2021, 11am PST
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict in Pennsylvania has been recognized with EcoDistrict Certification, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third certified community in Southwestern Pennsylvania's Triboro Ecodistrict—and the world.
February 18, 2021, 7am PST
Six components of a strategic plan for city and regions to guide their short-term actions for equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.
Alisa Pyszka, Kim Zeuli