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Yesterday
The Toronto City Council approved a quick expansion of bike lanes around the city to provide an alternative to public transit during and after the pandemic.
The Star
Yesterday
There is no planning without public health, according to a new guide released in a moment of global crisis for both professional fields.
World Health Organization
4 days ago
New Orleans is looking for new ways to mitigate the effects of stormwater that regularly floods the city.
NOLA.com
4 days ago
When corporations move out of the suburbs, they leaving behind largely unprofitable corporate campuses. Loss of property value and tax revenue follow in the communities they left.
ProPublica
Blog post
5 days ago
The al fresco streets movement, moving dining and retail space into the public realm in space historically devoted to automobiles, continues to gain momentum around the country.
James Brasuell
5 days ago
After a series of failures last week sent flood waters spilling into Midland County, Michigan, property owners in the area are filing class action lawsuits to recoup their losses.
Detroit Free Press
6 days ago
Sarah Feinberg took over as the interim president of New York City Transit on March 2, 2020. In May 2020, Feinberg rides the subway to a deserted office to begin the work of bringing public transit back from an unprecedented crisis.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
6 days ago
The novel coronavirus is outlasting the narratives of March 2020, and the country will have to reevaluate its assumptions to understand and respond to shifting threats as the public health crisis deepens.
The Washington Post
6 days ago
A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.
Urbanize Los Angeles
May 26, 2020, 5am PDT
Sea-level rise has passed a tipping point in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOLA.com
May 25, 2020, 11am PDT
After three months of study and analysis, NACTO is providing authoritative guidance on new ways of thinking about rights of way now that the coronavirus has changed the way we live and work in cities.
National Association of City Transportation Officials
May 25, 2020, 9am PDT
The technology for congestion pricing already exists. The leadership and vision required to implement congestion pricing is still a work in progress, according to a report.
Eno Center for Transportation
May 25, 2020, 5am PDT
New York City has opened an increasing number of street miles for pedestrians and people on bikes, but far fewer streets have been opened in the neighborhoods that need it most—low income neighborhoods lacking walkable access to parks and open space.
New York Daily News
May 24, 2020, 11am PDT
The dam failures that sent residents of Michigan scrambling last week can be connected to the extreme weather events created by climate change, according to experts.
Inside Climate News
May 24, 2020, 9am PDT
The closely monitored private rail company says it has no plans to reopen in Florida any time soon, even as the state relaxes its stay-at-home orders and intercity rail in other parts of the country prepares to restart.
Bloomberg
May 22, 2020, 8am PDT
Investors are looking for safe places to park capital gains as volatility roils the stock market. Opportunity zone programs fit the bill.
Bisnow
May 22, 2020, 6am PDT
North America has experienced a 5% jump in rates of cycling since the U.S. started staying home. As electric bikes enjoy impressive sales increases, cities around the world consider making the shift permanent by planning bike-friendly infrastructure.
The Verge
May 21, 2020, 11am PDT
TransitCenter published a new report on the emerging practices of public engagement at a time when large gatherings have been prohibited.
TransitCenter
May 21, 2020, 10am PDT
A proposal for the development of a mass timber high-rise in First Hill is under community review in Seattle. The project, which adjusted plans to add an additional 6 floors, proposes the tallest mass timber building in Seattle.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
May 20, 2020, 12pm PDT
The history of Seattle's opposition to car infrastructure is being commemorated while it's being made.
Crosscut