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January 14, 2020, 10am PST
In Washington, D.C., Airbnb has led to an increase in home prices, and the impact is more significant in neighborhoods with a higher density of short-term rental units.
Urban Turf
January 13, 2020, 10am PST
A common part of the urban landscape, scaffolds are mostly ignored or detested. But these in-between spaces can also take on a life of their own.
The New York Times
January 13, 2020, 5am PST
The Trump administration last week published its latest attempt to undermine a fair housing rule adopted during the Obama administration.
Curbed
January 12, 2020, 9am PST
The consequences of the Congressional budget approved at the end of 2019 can be measured in millions of tons of greenhouse gas emissions.
Inside Climate News
January 12, 2020, 7am PST
The A’s want to build a new stadium, housing, and office space on waterfront property in Oakland. However, the project would involve massive corporate handouts and threaten the jobs and housing of African-American residents.
The Mercury News
January 10, 2020, 7am PST
Auto manufacturers will offer more battery and plug-in hybrid models this year, and the nation's largest state is expected to approve a new regulation requiring medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturers to sell zero-emission vehicles.
Government Technology
Blog post
January 10, 2020, 5am PST
Anaid Yerena of the University of Washington, Tacoma writes about a recent article she authored in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.
JPER
January 9, 2020, 12pm PST
Southern California’s Salton Sea has long struggled with environmental issues, but wetlands have been springing up and nurturing diverse ecosystems.
Los Angeles Times
January 9, 2020, 11am PST
A state constitutional amendment from the 1950s has been used to hold back public housing, but voters could have a chance to strike it down later this year.
The Mercury News
January 9, 2020, 5am PST
The city had ambitious goals to reduce waste, but millions of tons of garbage are still sent to communities around the country each year.
Politico
January 8, 2020, 11am PST
Transit ridership has been waning in Charlottesville, Virginia, but a regional system could benefit the area’s operators and better meet the mobility needs of riders.
Greater Greater Washington
January 7, 2020, 11am PST
He was ahead of his time as a journalist, an urban thinker—and even as an entrepreneur who foreshadowed today's nonprofit news web sites.
Urban Edge
January 7, 2020, 6am PST
Governor Larry Hogan is accused of personally benefiting from the state of Maryland's ongoing highway expansion program.
Washington Monthly
January 7, 2020, 5am PST
Among a package of bills that died in the pocket of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney at the beginning of the New Yer was a bill intended to ensure that developers contribute to communities.
PlanPhilly
January 6, 2020, 10am PST
As California continues to grapple with staggering housing issues, France's experience offers lessons about the kinds of housing policies and strategies that work.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 6, 2020, 7am PST
North Carolina cities are thriving, but rural counties are not experiencing the same level of growth. Still, residents in rural areas say the numbers do not necessarily capture the whole picture.
The Courier-Tribune
January 6, 2020, 6am PST
The 34-acre One Central project still faces opposition, but an extension on a federal loan application could give it a much-needed boost.
The Real Deal
January 6, 2020, 5am PST
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) supports a multi-state proposal to mitigate tailpipe emissions that would increase gas prices and pay for transit projects in an $18 billion transportation bond. A bill has been introduced to ensure that doesn't happen.
The Boston Herald
January 5, 2020, 5am PST
A Kentucky town welcomed Amazon’s arrival, but the economic outcomes over the last two decades have been lackluster.
The New York Times
January 2, 2020, 12pm PST
A literature review notes three big themes and challenges to emerge from a year's worth of intellectual investigation of civic engagement.
Data-Smart City Solutions