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Yesterday
A journalist asked, so Jarrett Walker answered.
Human Transit
Yesterday
When it comes to ignoring matters of housing affordability and public transit during an election cycle of great significance, the United States is not the exception. Candidates in Canada's 2019 Federal Election have mastered the same trick.
The Star
Yesterday
Some people ask why anyone would want to do a census of all the squirrels in Central Park. Others ask why not?
CityLab
Yesterday
A project to raise the height of the Shasta Dam, dead in the water before the Trump administration, is moving forward now that a former lobbyist for the project is the secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
The New York Times
2 days ago
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order last month directing state agencies to consider climate goals in their spending and operations. Two weeks later, three highway widening projects were deleted, and locals are crying foul.
Streetsblog California
2 days ago
Even Republicans are talking about climate change in Florida since former Governor Rick Scott left office.
Miami Herald
2 days ago
An interstate commerce clause is being used to challenge climate change measures and regulations.
Sightline Institute
3 days ago
Clearly, the American love affair with the automobile is far from over, despite lessons from the recession, dire environmental warnings, plummeting traffic safety, or the wishful thinking of tech companies.
Wired
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
October 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Del Mar, in Southern California, says it does not want to adopt the approach as part of its sea-level rise adaptation plan.
Los Angeles Times
October 13, 2019, 7am PDT
"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 13, 2019, 5am PDT
U.S. cities and regions are both showing how electric buses can be done and taking too long to do it. A new report focuses on success stories.
Smart Cities Dive
October 12, 2019, 9am PDT
The Trump administration is exploring ways to outsource operations at national parks to private businesses. Lobbyists for private businesses welcome the invitation.
Yahoo News
October 12, 2019, 7am PDT
Road planners looking to increase capacity without adding lanes are focusing on managing existing lanes more effectively. Massachusetts has gone the opposite direction. The Conservation Law Foundation plans to hold them accountable.
Boston.com
October 11, 2019, 8am PDT
A decision by the Bureau of Land Management on Oct. 3 may reverse the outcome of a 2013 lawsuit against the Obama administration by two environmental groups that effectively halted drilling in Fresno, Monterey and San Benito counties.
The Hill
October 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The New York Times illustrates the scope and scale of the great project still facing the United States: to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector of its economy.
The New York Times
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 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city's monorail has operated separately from other systems in the region, but now riders can pay fares using the ORCA cards that work for other transit systems in the region.
The Urbanist
October 9, 2019, 10am PDT
Planetizen has collected local and national news on a massive, ongoing environmental and infrastructure story in Northern California. There are maps to keep track of the scope of planned power outages.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 9, 2019, 6am PDT
New York City is seeking proposals for transforming Governors Island into a "living laboratory" for climate change resilience.
The New York Times