Government / Politics

3 hours ago
The decision in Knick v. Township of Scott prompted a response from the American Planning Association.
American Planning Association
Yesterday
A state bill would force gig companies to treat workers fairly and would stanch the flow of subsidies that keep customer costs artificially low.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
Climate change and channelization have made high water levels the norm along the river. But low-lying New Orleans lies in its path, and the consequences could be monumental.
Slate
Yesterday
Transit officials pass on a proposal to take a closer look at the possibility of an integrated fare system that would simplify transit travel in the Bay Area.
Streetsblog SF
Yesterday
U.S. coastal cities need to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the pot of funding is limited. There’s no way around the fact that there will be winners and there will be losers.
The New York Times
2 days ago
Scooters are a useful addition to the mobility landscape, but cities need to address the many safety issues that come along with them.
The New York Times
2 days ago
An algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in an oxygen-starved area the size of Massachusetts. Part of the problem is sewage runoff flowing south from Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing Dallas of mismanagement of funds, and wants its money back.
The Dallas Morning News
2 days ago
Chicago’s alderman have control of millions of dollars of street resurfacing "menu money" for local projects. Inspector General Joe Ferguson argues that money would be better spent in a coordinated effort.
Chicago Sun-Times
3 days ago
It took less than a year for the EPA to finalize the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which will allow older coal-burning plants to continue operating, in the Trump administration's most consequential environmental rollback accomplished to date.
The New York Times
4 days ago
California Assemblyman Phil Ting has tried unsuccessfully for the last two years to end the sale of new gas and diesel-powered passenger motor vehicles by 2040. He achieved some success by securing funds in an approved budget bill to study a ban.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
Critics say transportation officials have failed to address the potential equity and displacement effects of the Southern California streetcar project.
Next City
5 days ago
A recently proposed law would attempt to force developers and neighborhood projects to the table to negotiate large projects in the city of Philadelphia.
PlanPhilly
5 days ago
California has been lonely for the last seven years as the only state that prices carbon emissions from most sources. Oregon is expected to decide this month whether to join them.
CALmatters
6 days ago
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
Governing
6 days ago
Housing prices are on the rise in the North Shore neighborhood as the area near downtown grows.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
6 days ago
Mobile, Alabama, has changed the way it deals with blight, and the results have been substantial.
Fast Company
June 17, 2019, 9am PDT
Mayor Pete Buttigieg was criticized for supporting carbon capture and carbon taxes, while Vice President Biden was accused of lifting phrases about carbon capture from a "pro-industry" group. But did the media get these stories right?
Common Dreams
June 17, 2019, 6am PDT
The state needs to pass legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters to give residents more mobility options and discourage driving.
Crain's New York Business
June 15, 2019, 5am PDT
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is championing a new approach to inclusionary zoning, recently released in draft form to the public.
Montreal Gazette