Government / Politics

6 hours ago
Even before the bill was defeated, it exposed a major generational divide between anti-development environmentalists and their pro-density, pro-housing heirs.
San Francisco Magazine
14 hours ago
Not only does the plan promise more affordable housing, it’s also supposed to deliver “access to more upwardly mobile communities."
Next City
Yesterday
More than half of American tenants are rent-burdened, putting them at risk of displacement. A national collaboration with PolicyLink hopes to help.
Curbed
3 days ago
With Mayor Jenny Durkan's announcement that Seattle will pursue cordon area congestion pricing coming five days after New York dropped its plan, a Washington State pro-business publication looks at the difficulties in getting the politics right.
Lens
3 days ago
What does the flavor of your drink say about the flavor of your urbanism?
The Market Urbanism Report
4 days ago
A writer weaves a "decade by decade" story, complete with diagrams, of how not to manage a public transit system.
CityLab
4 days ago
The Brutalist design by a famed landscape architect will be preserved, but not without better visibility and improved lighting.
The Architect's Newspaper
4 days ago
The compelling reason behind Boston's looking at congestion pricing is traffic congestion, unlike Seattle where it is being viewed as a major way to reduce greenhouse gas reductions and fund public transit.
IBTTA Tolling Points
5 days ago
Pacific Plaza will the fourth park built in the center of the city in the last decade, and there are still plans for three more.
Dallas Morning News
6 days ago
The annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study" is available examines the imbalances across jurisdictions, and even within jurisdictions, when it comes to property taxes.
At Lincoln House
6 days ago
On April 9, FTA awarded $43 million for a new, 12-mile bus rapid transit line in Everett; $30 million to extend BRT 10 miles in Kansas City and $22.5 million to extend a North Bay commuter rail line two miles to a ferry terminal on San Francisco Bay.
AASHTO Journal
6 days ago
If corporations continue to be able to take public subsidy as the price of locating in an area, maybe the debate isn't whether to offer subsidies but simply how and for what to offer them. Here’s one incentive that might actually benefit communities.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 16, 2018, 5am PDT
A new fee on trips made in ride-hailing and other for-hire vehicles and taxis in much of Manhattan was approved by the New York State legislature as part of the budget legislation. Plans for future tolls on cars and trucks weren't included.
Politico New York
April 14, 2018, 11am PDT
A companion bill to the controversial SB 827, also introduced Sen. Scott Wiener (D-S.F)., could have a similar impact on housing production but hasn't gathered nearly as much attention. SB 828 makes critical changes to the state's housing supply law.
Los Angeles Times
April 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
A sweeping set of bill approved by the State legislature could pave the way for a "transformational" investment in public transit throughout the Atlanta region.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 13, 2018, 11am PDT
Across the globe, smart cities are increasingly procuring and implementing information technology in order to improve the efficiency and sustainability of urban spaces. The former CTO of L.A. and the mayor of Beverly Hills weigh in on the subject.
The Planning Report
April 13, 2018, 7am PDT
The New York Times transit reporter looks into the lack of progress on the $2.5 billion project proposed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in his 2016 State of the City speech. The mayor responds angrily to a Daily News article casting doubt on the project.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
April 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
As Sen. Wiener has announced new amendments to the controversial land use, transit-oriented development, and real estate bill, The Planning Report turns to three experts to unpack the legislation's consequences.
The Planning Report
April 12, 2018, 7am PDT
A bill backed by Gov. Malloy that directs the Department of Transporation to prepare a plan to toll three interstates and two state parkways narrowly passed two legislative committees largely along party lines. It now advances to the full House.
The Connecticut Mirror
April 11, 2018, 6am PDT
The project was originally scheduled for completion in 2003.
Crain's New York Business