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The U.S. Census released new population and housing units estimates for cities today. Phoenix added more residents between July 2017 and July 2018 than any city in the country.

James Brasuell
Blog post
March 22, 2019, 8am PDT
There are so many more ways to access local culture as a tourist or an urban explorer than ever before.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
March 18, 2019, 5am PDT
Michael Hooper of Harvard University writes about the complexity of urban rubble clearance, a growing challenge for cities.
Michael Hooper
Blog post
March 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Recent news has revealed some cracks in the pavement below the speedy wheels of electric scooter share.
James Brasuell
Feature
March 11, 2019, 5am PDT
Deborah Marton, executive director of the New York Restoration Project, connects parks and open space to improved public safety.
Deborah Marton
Blog post
March 3, 2019, 1pm PST
In 2017, New York's highest court held that cities could be held liable for failure to adopt traffic calming policies. Why hasn't this ruling led to safer streets?
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 28, 2019, 8am PST
Courtney Knapp of the Pratt Institute writes about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research
JPER
Blog post
February 27, 2019, 2pm PST
Urban planners can play a role in ensuring the best possible waste management practices are implemented whenever possible.
Kayla Matthews
Feature
February 27, 2019, 5am PST
Jane Jacobs used vague terms to describe the number of stores necessary for a safe and vibrant streetscape. Here, author Fanis Grammenos attempts to discover a more specific number to attach to this prescription.
Fanis Grammenos
Feature
February 25, 2019, 8am PST
The plans, they are a-changin.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 24, 2019, 1pm PST
Urban scholar Joel Kotkin says that gentrification has "failed" in Los Angeles. It's a curious notion, since gentrification is generally considered a bad thing. The reality is much more complex than Kotkin suggests.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
February 20, 2019, 5am PST

It is important to focus on forests rather than individual trees when evaluating trade-offs between infill and sprawled development.

Todd Litman
Blog post
February 18, 2019, 1pm PST
Even if new housing reduces rents regionwide, scholars are divided as to when and whether new market-rate apartments reduce rents in nearby blocks. A new study seeks to answer this question.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
February 14, 2019, 8am PST
Opponents of bills to promote transit oriented housing development throughout California need to do the math and develop some state pride.
Josh Stephens
Blog post
February 13, 2019, 2pm PST
A recent book brings a common sense framework to historic preservation debates.
Charles R. Wolfe
Blog post
February 13, 2019, 1pm PST

The INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard exaggerates congestion costs in order to enhance the value of its traffic monitoring services. A little skepticism is justified.

Todd Litman
Feature
February 11, 2019, 5am PST
A report on the current state of Internet technologies, policies, and content management systems adopted by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve technology assets in 2019.
William Riggs, Chris Steins, Shivani G. Shukla
Blog post
February 6, 2019, 11am PST
Infrastructure went from playing a major role in the State of the Union address a year ago. This year infrastructure warranted barely even a nod—about 62 words, in fact.
James Brasuell
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Increasing allowable densities and reducing parking requirements are important strategies for achieving long-term planning goals, but to succeed they must be applied to large areas.
Todd Litman
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 10am PST
Although individual old buildings may be less expensive than newer ones nearby, historic preservation may make both old and new buildings more expensive.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
January 30, 2019, 5am PST

A few milestones stick out from the rest of the scooter news from January 2019.

James Brasuell