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September 13, 2019, 5am PDT
Kanye had 45 days to submit plans for the unpermitted buildings built on his property in Calabasas, California. Instead, the rapper tore the buildings down.
TMZ
September 6, 2019, 11am PDT
A humorous post offers advice on how to adjust to life trapped in a sea of cars swelled by school pick-up and drop-off schedules: think of it as "me time."
The Dallas Morning News
September 6, 2019, 5am PDT
A rational consumer might have anticipated the anxieties brought on by such small, expensive portable devices. Now the public is paying the price in the.
Gothamist
August 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Netflix show Patriot Act, starring Hasan Minhaj, assigns blame for the current state of public transit.
Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj
August 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
A complaint about an illegal Airbnb, a very visual response, and a headache for city officials in the city of Manhattan Beach, California.
Los Angeles Times
August 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
New England Patriot's Quarterback Tom Brady, one of the most famous people in the country, said on a radio show recently that he's considering architecture for a post-football career.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 14, 2019, 6am PDT
This pop quiz will probably expand knowledge about cities more than test it, because the questions and answers are pretty obscure.
The Guardian
August 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
Kanye West's first foray into the development business is off to an inauspicious start.
TMZ
July 26, 2019, 6am PDT
The Onion took some shots at presidential hopeful and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio after summer rain showers flooded streets and sent water cascading into the city's subway system.
The Onion
June 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
It only cost him $1,000 to buy the whole train.
Jalopnik
June 14, 2019, 9am PDT
A new satirical essay for McSweeney's provides a template for NIMBY opposition to planning and development, and does not pull any punches in the process.
McSweeney's
May 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Spoilers are coming.
CityLab
May 17, 2019, 8am PDT
We really didn't see this one coming.
The Onion
May 3, 2019, 5am PDT
A satirical take on the "Leaving New York" genre of confessional makes believe Marvel Comics style. No spoilers included here.
McSweeney's
April 27, 2019, 7am PDT
People have found many destructive ways to express their displeasure with electric scooter share, but this is a first.
The Washington Post
April 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
You're allowed to guess.
Gothamist
April 26, 2019, 6am PDT
Satirists at The Onion wrote a totally fake, but also very funny, article about a self-driving car.
The Onion
April 19, 2019, 5am PDT
The Municipalists, a new novel by Seth Fried, will definitely appeal to fiction-reading urban planners.
CityLab
April 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
With cordon pricing coming to Manhattan in 2021, New Jersey motorists who pay up to $15 in bridge or tunnel tolls don't want to have to pay another $10 to $14 to drive into the Central District Business tolling zone, but exemptions come with a price.
The New York Times
April 9, 2019, 8am PDT
The National League of Cities has a new report surveying local tools for addressing the housing affordability crisis. State partnerships are included.
Governing