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The progressive Northern California project is adapting to the times.
The New York Times
June 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Built as an embodiment of the ideals of prison reformers, the Eastern State Penitentiary had running water and central heating before the White House, and housed the first synagogue built in an American prison.
Penn IUR Urban Link
June 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
Can a bike lane threaten the historic character of a parkway? One group of local advocates in Denver thinks so.
CBS Denver
June 4, 2019, 1pm PDT
Ridership is down and the station has struggled in recent years, but new plans could help revive the 80-year-old historic landmark.
Los Angeles Times
June 1, 2019, 5am PDT
The el/El/L debate has never been resolved, but the CTA says its usage is the correct one.
Chicago Magazine
May 30, 2019, 10am PDT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation today announced its list of the 11 most endangered historic places in the country.
National Trust For Historic Preservation
May 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Spoilers are coming.
CityLab
May 8, 2019, 9am PDT
Leonardo Da Vinci gets credit for many inventions and creative breakthroughs, but his contributions to the theory of city making gets less credit.
CityLab
Blog post
May 7, 2019, 8am PDT
After 12 days of walking the Portuguese Camino, the importance of many urban planning and development debates—from balanced growth to banning cars—became abundantly clear.
Charles R. Wolfe
April 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
The public responds to a list of "40 Under 40"—places built between 1978 and 2018 bound for historic significance.
Preservation
April 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
Detroit's historic food district is under very contemporary development pressure, so the nonprofit tasked with managing the market has decided to define principles that prioritize affordability and inclusivity in the area.
Crain's Detroit Business
April 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
In the face of displacement and gentrification, residents of the Fruit Belt neighborhood of Buffalo, NY point to tech-giant Google's map service as one among many possible causes.
OneZero via Medium
April 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
While historic preservation is often perceived to be a hinderance to development efforts, preserving buildings actually helps economic development, say advocates.
Cincinnati Edition
April 16, 2019, 11am PDT
Can freight trains and a scenic shoreline park along San Francisco Bay coexist, or are they incompatible uses? The East Bay Regional Park District voted to remove old rail tracks that BNSF Railway wants to reactivate. A local court may decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 12, 2019, 2pm PDT
Improving streets in Sunset Park by removing cobblestones and aging train tracks has created a controversy between historic preservation and the need for safe bike and walking facilities and other streetscape improvements.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
April 11, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Big Apple may claim the nation's highest public transit ridership, but it ranks well below average in its use of freight rail. Two small short line railroads are at the center of a $100 million investment to reduce truck reliance.
The New York Times
April 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Drone footage and 3d models reveal the stakes in an ongoing legal controversy surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to undo the Obama administration's use of the Antiquities Act to create the Bears Ears National Monument.
The Washington Post
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
Curbed Seattle
February 21, 2019, 9am PST
Last week, Amazon abruptly canceled its decision to invest about $2.5 billion and bring 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens. A scholar blames their abrupt decision on an arcane state bureaucracy tasked with preventing Robert Moses-like takings.
Politico Magazine