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Along with other members of congress, one of the authors of the law that established the federal Opportunity Zones program has asked the Treasury Department to investigate potential abuse of the program. The Treasury inspector general is obliging.
NBC News
19 hours ago
While hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are much less popular than their battery-powered siblings, California remains committed to the zero-emission technology, with three state agencies investing in and monitoring its progress.
CALmatters
Yesterday
Denver and Los Angeles kicked the new year off by committing to the enforcement of a sleeping ban and sweeping away a large homeless encampment, respectively.
The Denver Post
Blog post
January 10, 2020, 5am PST
Anaid Yerena of the University of Washington, Tacoma writes about a recent article she authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
January 9, 2020, 9am PST
California started the decade with a recession and hangover from rampant development in the 2000s. What ensued was an economic boom like none other. Meanwhile, its cities developed only incrementally, spiraling into a catastrophic housing shortage.
California Planning & Development Report
Feature
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
James Brasuell
January 7, 2020, 8am PST
Barcelona and Manhattan, two municipalities with the same population and retail model, share many similarities and a couple of things they can learn from each other.
Cities of the Future
January 5, 2020, 5am PST
A Kentucky town welcomed Amazon’s arrival, but the economic outcomes over the last two decades have been lackluster.
The New York Times
January 2, 2020, 12pm PST
A literature review notes three big themes and challenges to emerge from a year's worth of intellectual investigation of civic engagement.
Data-Smart City Solutions
January 1, 2020, 7am PST
This article pitches Colorado's new commercial marijuana regulations, including making more space for public consumption, as a way for the state to keep up with California.
The Know
Feature
December 31, 2019, 11am PST
Planetizen's annual list of the best of the planning Internet gives a taste of the technological and editorial milieu of the urban planning Internet at the beginning of a new decade.
James Brasuell
December 29, 2019, 5am PST
A new initiative seeks to bring investment dollars to Chicago communities that for decades have suffered from the loss of wealth and population.
Next City
December 26, 2019, 9am PST
The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 25, 2019, 7am PST
The culture war episode sparked by a recent commercial aired on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel shouldn't surprise anyone who has noticed the anti-urban themes consistent in the channel's Christmas movies.
The Washington Post
December 24, 2019, 9am PST
The federal government blamed California for the increasing number of people living in homelessness in the United States.
Associated Press via The New York Times
December 23, 2019, 6am PST
The planning community lost a luminary in Krumholz, the author of the "Making Equity Planning Work" and the former director of planning for the city of Cleveland.
The Plain Dealer
December 21, 2019, 11am PST
As the 52nd Street corridor in West Philly attracts new development interest, community leaders are working to ensure that current residents won't get swept away with the new investment.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 2019, 1pm PST
The city of Cincinnati is committing to tax increment financing as a tool to invest in underserved, low-income neighborhoods.
Cincinnati Enquirer
December 20, 2019, 5am PST
Two New York Times reporters spent three months in the High Street Camp, a homeless community of 100 people in Oakland, California.
The New York Times
December 18, 2019, 2pm PST
With a massive development project called The Epic already under construction as a future home for Uber, a Dallas developer is turning its attention to nearby sites.
The Dallas Morning News