Infrastructure

February 2, 2017, 5am PST
The Congress for New Urbanism has released the latest Freeways Without Futures list, updating a list we last saw in 2014.
Streetsblog USA
February 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Charles Marohn analyzes Lafayette, Louisiana for how well (or poorly) its districts measure up in terms of infrastructure investment versus tax revenues. The results are telling.
Strong Towns
February 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Maglev high-speed rail, financed (partially) by Japan, is still under consideration for the stretch between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. It would take a princely sum to build.
Greater Greater Washington
February 1, 2017, 11am PST
Flint residents are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for damages caused by exposure to lead in the city's drinking supply.
The Detroit News
February 1, 2017, 5am PST
Susan Henderson shares some thoughts about the alignment of issues contributing to well-being in cities.
PlaceShakers
January 31, 2017, 8am PST
President Trump is not the only one proposing a huge infrastructure plan—Senate Democrats have their own. The cost is the same, but financing is different. The Democrats' plan does just what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned against.
The Hill
January 30, 2017, 9am PST
A call to action to change the paradigm of planning and development to better serve an aging nation.
The New York Times
January 30, 2017, 7am PST
Governor Andrew Cuomo, continuing a spree of infrastructure related initiatives, has proposed legislation that would expand his oversight of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Politico New York
January 30, 2017, 6am PST
Street Road, a thoroughfare cutting through the Philadelphia suburb of Bensalem, is a public safety disaster. PennDOT is investing in safety along the road, but locals say much more needs to be done.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 27, 2017, 6am PST
U.S. Bike Route 30, as the planned route that will cross Wisconsin is called, is part of a vision for a national system of bike routes.
Urban Milwaukee
January 27, 2017, 5am PST
Street networks and city blocks, reduced to their fundamental attributes, reveal the vast differences between cities.
Geoff Boeing
Blog post
January 26, 2017, 2pm PST
The Trump Administration is sending out mixed signals on public transit issues. Why?
Michael Lewyn
January 26, 2017, 11am PST
A Washington Post/ABC News poll released Jan. 17 showed the exact opposite result of a Reuters/Ipsos poll released two days later on the financing for President Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan. However, the polls took different approaches.
The Washington Post
January 26, 2017, 6am PST
In light of President Trump's comments about infrastructure in his inaugural address and during the campaign, Penn IUR asked its urban experts to respond to the question: What should the United States do about urban infrastructure?
Penn IUR Urban Link
January 25, 2017, 2pm PST
After navigating some confusion about construction timelines last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio took steps this week to ensure New York City's water security.
Politico New York
January 25, 2017, 5am PST
It's counterintuitive, but in Detroit, the hope is that by lowering property taxes, the city might actually collect more in property taxes.
Detroit Free Press
January 24, 2017, 2pm PST
Fulfilling two campaign promises, President Trump conditionally approved two controversial pipelines to transport oil sands from Alberta and Bakken oil from North Dakota, certain to stir opposition from environmentalists and Native Americans.
USA Today
January 23, 2017, 7am PST
Just because a study says density is more effective than energy system retrofits in reducing emissions, doesn't mean that we have to settle for just one.
Grist
January 22, 2017, 11am PST
A Reuters' poll on a national infrastructure investment program shows some support for a plan similar to one suggested, though not detailed, by Elaine Chao, President Trump's nominee for transportation secretary.
Reuters
January 20, 2017, 10am PST
A 20-year, voluntary, bottom-up, large-scale, long-term planning effort in Utah has managed to bridge the divide between Mormons and non-Mormons, environmentalists and mining interests, farmers and city-dwellers.
Politico Magazine