Infrastructure

December 11, 2016, 7am PST
Students at Emerson College live with the frustrations of the intersection of Boylston and Tremont streets everyday. They also have ideas for how to fix the intersection.
The Boston Globe
December 10, 2016, 7am PST
The city's public works department hopes the app will improve efficiency, sustainability, and customer service.
Forbes
December 9, 2016, 9am PST
Several years ago, officials in Long Beach, California, found themselves in a pickle. They had an aging city hall in need of seismic retrofits (price tag: $194 million). Fast-forward to last July, when ground was broken on a $520 million project.
Doggerel
December 9, 2016, 5am PST
The Google Timelapse feature has been updated. The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
The Verge
December 8, 2016, 1pm PST
Supporters of the Cincinnati Bell Connector are confronting mounting concerns about the operation of the city's new streetcar system. Meanwhile, ridership is declining, quickly.
Cincinnati.com
December 8, 2016, 11am PST
A recent report out of the state of Michigan lays the groundwork for a coordinated approach to the state's infamous infrastructure challenges.
Detroit Free Press
December 8, 2016, 10am PST
Safety is one trigger in the heated debate over whether fossil fuels should be transported by pipeline. While the industry insists the method is safer than others, the spread of accidents since 1986 is substantial.
CityLab
Blog post
December 7, 2016, 2pm PST
If the country is about to embark on a new era of infrastructure investment, care will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits for mobility.
Steven Polzin
December 7, 2016, 12pm PST
The Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe, advising them to explore alternative routing and conduct an environmental review, granting indigenous peoples a rare victory.
The New York Times
December 6, 2016, 5am PST
As autonomous vehicles prepare to disrupt transportation systems, Ford Motors President & CEO Mark Fields, L.A Chief Sustainability Officer Matt Petersen, and rideshare company Chariot co-founder Ali Vahabzadeh opine on tomorrow's mobility ecosystem.
The Planning Report
December 5, 2016, 12pm PST
Athens, Georgia has come to the conclusion that the city's Broad Street may just be a tad too broad. Now what to do about it?
Flagpole
December 5, 2016, 11am PST
Many people don't realize it, but flooding is the most common weather-related disaster. What should people know about dealing with this persistent threat when it happens in their community?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 5, 2016, 8am PST
Even as the Golden State has a wetter fall, California's water leaders have launched a new tool to leverage information technology and available information to support decisions around local water reliability.
The Planning Report
Blog post
December 4, 2016, 1pm PST
What is the highest purpose of community engagement? Why do some planners go all out to hear from the public? This article dives into these questions based on nine interviews conducted at APA 2016.
Dave Biggs
December 4, 2016, 5am PST
These Atlanta neighborhoods stand to gain in the long term from the city's new permeable pavement system and water retention park. But the project has displaced some residents.
Next City
December 3, 2016, 1pm PST
The placement of new bike lanes in the city of Johannesburg has become yet another symbol of inequality between rich-white and poor-black residents.
The Independent (UK)
December 3, 2016, 9am PST
The Southern California county has long been a pioneer in water management.
The Planning Report
December 2, 2016, 10am PST
Alaska is warming about twice as fast as the rest of the continental United States, and the state is heading for the warmest year on record. The government has identified at least 31 Alaska towns and cities at risk of destruction.
Alaska Dispatch News
December 2, 2016, 7am PST
BART won big on election night with the passage of Measure RR, a $3.5 billion infrastructure bond measure. But the San Francisco Chronicle observes that results from two other local ballot measures suggest a mixed message on the rapid transit system.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2016, 10am PST
California is working on a plan to adapt infrastructure statewide to the future impacts of climate change.
The Planning Report