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10 hours ago
The National Park Service is seeking public comments on the redevelopment of sites within the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area that were burned in the 2018 Woolsey Fire. 
National Park Service
Blog post
12 hours ago
These eight cities are taking steps to reduce waste and achieve sustainability of their metropolitan areas. Keep reading to learn more.
Devin Partida
14 hours ago
The reasons for a ten-month moratorium on gas station development in the city of Rancho Cucamonga portend a major shift in transportation and land use priorities in the near future.
Daily Bulletin
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
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
The plan seeks to mitigate the effects of urban heat islands by preserving and growing the city's tree canopy.
Smart Cities Dive
Blog post
2 days ago
The United Nation’s New Urban Agenda has created a playbook for planning advocates. It opens possibilities for building inclusive, integrated urban planning in countries where planning has been top-down and limited in scope.
Bruce Stiftel
2 days ago
Mounting a tandem bike to the front of a Honda to generate the power to operate the car has never looked so fun.
Life OD via YouTube
4 days ago
A coalition of winemakers claims that the county ignored CEQA requirements in instituting a blanket ban on new vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains.
LAist
4 days ago
A new map of Virginia illustrates the stark contrasts in pollution burdens depending on location.
The Virginia Mercury
5 days ago
Ten bipartisan senators have proposed a nearly $1 trillion infrastructure deal with no new taxes, but it does include indexing the current gas tax of 18.4 cents per gallon, unchanged in 28 years, to inflation, thus potentially increasing gas prices.
The Washington Post
Feature
5 days ago
An excerpt from "A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptation: Uniting Design, Economics, and Policy," published in May by Island Press.
Carolyn Kousky, Billy Fleming, Alan M. Berger
6 days ago
After more than a year of COVID-19-related restrictions and limited travel, rising attendance figures across national parks show Americans are eager to explore the great outdoors.
CNN
June 15, 2021, 12pm PDT
AB 356 could be "the most aggressive municipal water conservation measure that's been taken in the western United States."
The Nevada Independent
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 11, 2021, 6am PDT
As climate change accelerates sea level rise and flooding in South Florida, locals hope to mitigate the impacts with less dramatic interventions.
New York Times
June 10, 2021, 10am PDT
It's the latest turn of the screw for a project that has depended on the occupant in the White House.
The New York Times
June 9, 2021, 10am PDT
A newly released report by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) reveals the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities at park agencies across the U.S.
Parks and Recreation Magazine
June 9, 2021, 9am PDT
As more and more people move to the suburbs blossoming in the Phoenix metro area, local water officials are increasingly concerned about the region's ability to keep up with demand.
High Country News
June 8, 2021, 11am PDT
A reservation system could help the struggling national parks system manage crowds and protect our public lands from overuse, according to this article.
MinnPost