News

14 hours ago
Budget concerns cut some of the planned bike infrastructure included in the Seattle's updated bike plan earlier this year. The city has responded to some of those concerns with its latest version of the draft plan update.
MyNorthwest
16 hours ago
The communal living opportunity for San Jose residents was made possible by the creation of an entirely new designation in the city's zoning code.
CityLab
18 hours ago
After five years of planning, a San Francisco trail now runs across the city linking neighborhoods and greenspaces.
San Francisco Chronicle
20 hours ago
Several alternative routes are still under consideration for a planned light rail route included in Houston's METRONext long-range transit plan, in progress ahead of a vote by residents in November.
Houston Chronicle
22 hours ago
Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante is championing a new approach to inclusionary zoning, recently released in draft form to the public.
Montreal Gazette
Yesterday
For four years, the city has worked to make public projects compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Rather than granting an extension, the Department of Justice says it is closing the case.
The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)
Yesterday
Why isn't there a place for a major grocery store brand in the downtown of one of the most economically active cities in the country?
The Mercury News
Yesterday
President Trump made good on his promise last October to lift the E15 ban in time for the summer driving season. Not mentioned by the Des Moines Register are the downsides to allowing the higher ethanol blend to be sold during the summer, e.g., smog.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
After buses were unable to meet range expectations in Indianapolis, the city reached an agreement with Chinese bus supplier BYD to provide new charging facilities.
Electrek
Yesterday
The C Line bus rapid transit line opens in Minneapolis as the state of Minnesota wavers in its funding of mass transit projects.
MinnPost
Yesterday
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
Yesterday
Five new bike lanes will create the new Express Bicycle Network in Montreal.
CTV News Montreal
Yesterday
A new working paper adds another perspective to the debate about easing zoning regulations to address the affordable housing crisis.
CityLab
Yesterday
Enacted in 2008, a partial rezone of Manhattan's East Village and Lower East Side failed to deliver on affordable housing projections, falling short by 45 percent.
Curbed New York
Yesterday
Vox and Curbed provide multi-media coverage of a Staten Island sea wall project as an example of the necessity of resilient infrastructure, and the shortcomings of our ability to predict the needs of the built environments in changed climates.
Curbed New York
2 days ago
The decision about where to locate a new casino project depends on competing goals—to maximize revenues or bring jobs and development to neighborhoods that need them.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
Thanks to legislation by Sen. Scott Wiener passed last year, San Francisco will apply a new tool to force treatment on some homeless, mentally ill people who refuse it, but it's limited to five people annually. A new Wiener bill would expand it.
The Washington Post
2 days ago
A cleanup of nuclear weapons waste at Washington State's Hanford Site was first outlined in 1989. But now, as state officials wrangle with the federal government, deadlines set in 2016 may still not be met.
The Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
Built as an embodiment of the ideals of prison reformers, the Eastern State Penitentiary had running water and central heating before the White House, and housed the first synagogue built in an American prison.
Penn IUR Urban Link
2 days ago
The city of Victoria is using parking revenue to fund free transit for everyone under 18 years old.
Global News
2 days ago
A thought experiment compares the carbon impact of three new single family homes with the same block if it contained a duplex, a triplex, and a fourplex.
Sightline Institute