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5 hours ago
Acorn Street in Boston has been described as the nation's most photographed street, and now residents who live on the private way are pushing for controls on the number of people visiting the narrow, cobblestone street.
The Boston Globe
23 hours ago
The Los Angeles Times crunched data from the 2019 point-in-time count of homelessness in Los Angeles County. What they found diverged profoundly from official findings.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
Development interest is flocking to Avondale, a mostly Black neighborhood with relatively high poverty rates in Cincinnati.
WCPO
3 days ago
The Housing Choice Voucher program is intended to provide new opportunities for low-income Americans to live in higher-priced neighborhoods, but few recipients of vouchers are taking full advantage of those opportunities.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research
3 days ago
The city of Cleveland will hope to reap environmental and economic rewards by spending $1 million a year to regrow its tree canopy.
Cleveland.com
4 days ago
Black Americans have moved on from formerly redlined neighborhoods, and other minorities and whites have moved in. The wave of presidential campaigns that have based housing policy proposals on redlining maps might be misguided as a result.
Brookings
5 days ago
A few blue-collar cities proximate to Boston offer case studies of the "opportunity bargains" identified in the 2018 Opportunity Atlas published by Harvard and Brown universities an the U.S. Census.
The Boston Globe
October 12, 2019, 1pm PDT
Food halls continue to be popular additions to the restaurant scene in Washington, D.C.
Washington Business Journal
October 11, 2019, 6am PDT
With a 9-3 vote, the New York City Planning Commission recently approved a plan that would relocate jails into the city's boroughs after shutting down the jail on Rikers Island.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole outlines the city's actions and policies to realize its ambitious C40 goals.
The Planning Report
October 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson outlines Destination Crenshaw and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities it brings to South L.A.
The Planning Report
October 8, 2019, 7am PDT
The American Planning Association has announced four neighborhoods, six public spaces, and three streets as 2019 Great Places in America honorees. Nominations for the people's Choice category are still open.
Curbed
October 3, 2019, 11am PDT
In cities like Boston, the government’s right to take private property displaced residents and destroyed vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
The Urbanist
October 3, 2019, 5am PDT
The Atlanta suburb of Lilburn is the latest city to plant fruit trees for the purpose of feeding the public.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Tract boundary revisions for the 2020 Census could mean new opportunity zone designations as well.
Bloomberg Tax
October 2, 2019, 10am PDT
A compendium of benefits of walkable urban places, put together by Hazel Borys and Kaid Benfield.
PlaceShakers
October 1, 2019, 11am PDT
Desperate times. Desperate measures.
The San Francisco Examiner
October 1, 2019, 8am PDT
Streets LA General Manager Adel Hagekhalil lays out his priorities and plans for transforming Los Angeles into a system of world-class streets.
The Planning Report
September 30, 2019, 9am PDT
A massive effort to restore the Los Angeles River to more public access and open space amentias continues to raise the specter of gentrification in neighborhoods already feeling the pressure of the housing market.
Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2019, 11am PDT
Natalie Bicknell notes several deficiencies in the roadmap that resulted from Seattle's participation in the Rockefeller Foundation's now-defunct 100 Resilient Cities program.
The Urbanist