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1 hour ago
The city's police has begun issuing citations and implementing curfews in public parks that became oases of social activity during the pandemic.
Gothamist
19 hours ago
If vaccines provide the means out of the pandemic, vaccine hesitancy and opposition threaten to prolong it. Battles over public health are being fought in courtrooms and statehouses like in Ohio, where a 'vaccine choice' bill is being considered.
The Columbus Dispatch
20 hours ago
The program funds the purchase of hotels for housing people experiencing homelessness as housing costs in the state continue to rise.
High Country News
Yesterday
"Slow streets" is a popular concept, but residents and community advocates say officials have to do more to make implementation effective and equitable.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Yesterday
State Sen. Scott Wiener authored legislation dubbed the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot to extend the California Road Charge Program that completed its pilot in 2017. The program takes on more significance with the 2035 sales ban of gas-powered vehicles.
Office of California State Senator Scott Wiener
2 days ago
With new regulations poised to add 400 new vendors to New York City's streets every year for the next decade, city leaders can look to L.A.'s recent legalization efforts for guidance.
Curbed
4 days ago
The mixed-use Reese Davidson Community will include 140 housing units, commercial space, and a performance space.
The Architect's Newspaper
4 days ago
MDOT will begin to repair and modernize a 24-mile segment of Interstate 275 this summer.
HometownLife
5 days ago
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
5 days ago
House and Senate versions of the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill are on different tracks, headed in different directions.
Smart Cities Dive
5 days ago
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
Feature
6 days ago
Lots of planning is discretionary. Cities and developers negotiate what builders will do for cities in exchange for the right to build, creating an incentive for bad rules, eroding the public's faith in zoning, and enabling political corruption.
Michael Manville
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
June 8, 2021, 10am PDT
A new report outlines seven strategies for balancing economic development and equity specifically aimed at smaller, post-industrial cities.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 8, 2021, 9am PDT
Most coronavirus restrictions are set to end on June 15 in California. The statewide mask mandate will align with CDC guidance, but workplaces will follow the new Cal/OSHA mask mandate: Unless everyone is vaccinated indoors, everyone masks.
The Mercury News
June 8, 2021, 7am PDT
The proposed bill and house resolution would create stricter rules for solar leases and make solar projects ineligible for a commonly used tax exemption.
Louisiana Illuminator
June 7, 2021, 12pm PDT
The agency's board members spoke out forcefully against air pollution and displacement, but stopped short of completely rejecting the project, looking instead to cleaner vehicles and regulations that mitigate community concerns.
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2021, 11am PDT
The vernacular notion of "metro area" or "urban region" may not match up with standard political designations, like municipality, county, state, or city-state. Too bad. Ambiguity and complexity are hallmarks of today's mega-cities.
Common Edge Collaborative
June 7, 2021, 10am PDT
Riverside County's transportation commission is moving forward with a proposal to bring passenger rail from Los Angeles to Indio.
Urbanize Los Angeles
June 7, 2021, 7am PDT
Policies that encouraged urban segregation and led to the displacement and disenfranchisement of communities of color continue to reverberate in Canada's urban centers.
The Globe and Mail