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15 hours ago
Two competing initiatives seek to change city regulations for residential and commercial development on the city's parklands and open spaces.
Denver Post
16 hours ago
The project, led by Gensler, will span 39 acres of residential units, retail, and cultural attractions.
The Architect's Newspaper
Yesterday
In contrast to the $1.2 trillion Senate bipartisan infrastructure proposal, Senate Democrats are discussing a massive package that is more of a budget resolution than an infrastructure bill, designed to pass with 51 votes on reconciliation.
Roll Call
Yesterday
Improved connectivity and reliability in the region's public transit could stimulate growth and help build a more vibrant local economy.
Michigan Advance
Yesterday
The state transit authority has granted preliminary approval to the revised plan to expand the Capital Beltway and add new high-occupancy and toll lanes.
DCist
2 days ago
On a holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, the White House marked the occasion by discussion exclusionary zoning.
WhiteHouse.gov
4 days ago
A new map of Virginia illustrates the stark contrasts in pollution burdens depending on location.
The Virginia Mercury
5 days ago
The proposed expansion would affect smaller multi-family developments and include incentives for reducing travel during peak hours and encouraging transit, walking, and biking.
Urbanize Los Angeles
5 days ago
Big cities saw the sharpest population declines during the pandemic. Is the trend here to stay?
Brookings Institution
6 days ago
As owners of valuable urban real estate, some churches are taking up the mandate to serve their community by using their vacant properties to provide housing for people being priced out of their homes.
Reasons to Be Cheerful
6 days ago
"The idea of the word ‘functional’ in front of ‘zero’ is a reaction to the misperception that ending homelessness means no one ever experiences homelessness again."
Next City
6 days ago
The Pencoyd Landing development is focused on providing access to pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users in the neighborhood of Lower Merion Township, across the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 15, 2021, 10am PDT
The program funds the purchase of hotels for housing people experiencing homelessness as housing costs in the state continue to rise.
High Country News
June 15, 2021, 8am PDT
The Congress for the New Urbanism's "Freeways Without Future 2021" report leverages the current political moment by spotlighting 15 U.S highways for removal.
CNU Public Square
June 15, 2021, 7am PDT
Republicans in the Minnesota State Legislature ditched an effort to block voters in the Twin Cities from implementing rent stabilization laws.
Minnesota Reformer
June 15, 2021, 6am PDT
"Slow streets" is a popular concept, but residents and community advocates say officials have to do more to make implementation effective and equitable.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 14, 2021, 12pm PDT
With demand soaring and materials in short supply, the cost of building a home has risen sharply in the last year.
Bloomberg
June 14, 2021, 8am PDT
Plans for the area include thousands of new housing units, public parks, and improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
June 13, 2021, 9am PDT
With new regulations poised to add 400 new vendors to New York City's streets every year for the next decade, city leaders can look to L.A.'s recent legalization efforts for guidance.
Curbed
June 11, 2021, 8am PDT
The mixed-use Reese Davidson Community will include 140 housing units, commercial space, and a performance space.
The Architect's Newspaper