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21 hours ago
Assembly Bill 1401, one of the most closely-watched land use bills in the California State legislature this year, would remove parking requirements in "High Quality Transit Areas" statewide.
Donald Shoup
"Slow streets" is a popular concept, but residents and community advocates say officials have to do more to make implementation effective and equitable.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.
Plans for the area include thousands of new housing units, public parks, and improved bike and pedestrian infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
2 days ago
With new regulations poised to add 400 new vendors to New York City's streets every year for the next decade, city leaders can look to L.A.'s recent legalization efforts for guidance.
4 days ago
The mixed-use Reese Davidson Community will include 140 housing units, commercial space, and a performance space.
The Architect's Newspaper
6 days ago
Almost all the affordable housing development in L.A. in the past decade has occurred in majority-minority neighborhoods. The L.A. Department of City Planning is looking for ways to make sure high-income areas do more of their fair share.
Urbanize LA
6 days ago
As more and more people move to the suburbs blossoming in the Phoenix metro area, local water officials are increasingly concerned about the region's ability to keep up with demand.
High Country News
6 days ago
New research assesses the land value of street space in 20 of the largest counties in the United States.
Bloomberg CityLab
6 days ago
Lots of planning is discretionary. Cities and developers negotiate what builders will do for cities in exchange for the right to build, creating an incentive for bad rules, eroding the public's faith in zoning, and enabling political corruption.
Michael Manville
June 8, 2021, 11am PDT
A reservation system could help the struggling national parks system manage crowds and protect our public lands from overuse, according to this article.
June 7, 2021, 12pm PDT
The agency's board members spoke out forcefully against air pollution and displacement, but stopped short of completely rejecting the project, looking instead to cleaner vehicles and regulations that mitigate community concerns.
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2021, 9am PDT
A proposed code amendment would expand parking reforms implemented by San Diego in 2019.
NBC San Diego
June 7, 2021, 7am PDT
Policies that encouraged urban segregation and led to the displacement and disenfranchisement of communities of color continue to reverberate in Canada's urban centers.
The Globe and Mail
June 7, 2021, 6am PDT
The increasing investment value of real estate has led to tangible changes in the way buildings are designed and function, one author argues.
Fast Company
June 4, 2021, 8am PDT
Raleigh, North Carolina is the latest in a series of cities pursuing a significant departure from the 20th century planning status quo.
The News & Observer
June 4, 2021, 5am PDT
A study, a debate, and an awards show—all included in the wild west politics of parking in the Big Apple.
New York Post
June 3, 2021, 8am PDT
Access (the ease of reaching desired destinations) is a key factor in transport, sustainability, and urban planning. This new study applies multimodal accessibility analysis to 4 modes in 117 cities in 6 countries, illustrated graphically.
NPJ Urban Sustainability
June 3, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite the historic importance of a vast majority of the city of Philadelphia's buildings, demolitions are happening at a faster rate than ever.
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 2, 2021, 12pm PDT
The interactive mapping platform helps park managers understand the risks in their area and create long-term resilience plans.
Next City