News

10 hours ago
Life is different in Pontevedra.
The Gardian
11 hours ago
The research is clear: For climate leadership, look no further than young people, people of color, and young people of color.
The Hill
12 hours ago
On the second day of the Global Climate Action Summit, co-host Gov. Jerry Brown signed 16 bills onboard a new plug-in hybrid electric ferry in San Francisco Bay to spur sales of zero-emission vehicles and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Sacramento Bee
13 hours ago
A chance to participate in a lottery, which gets winners on a waitlist for federal housing assistance, pops up on the calendar as frequently as the Summer Olympics.
KUT
14 hours ago
It's a familiar story: artists who flocked to an underused district for the low prices and plentiful space now find themselves inundated by new money, newcomers, and lots of craft beer.
Minneapolis Post
15 hours ago
Created to speed investment in struggling communities, the federal Opportunity Zones program could also spur research into how capital can be better deployed on a district-by-district basis.
The New Localism
16 hours ago
In a new book, Hans Westlund and Tigran Haas argue that the global knowledge economy is radically reshaping urban development. Eventually, they say, it'll render meaningless our present notions of "urban," "suburban," and "rural."
Regional Studies Association
17 hours ago
Other cities could learn from efforts to lower eviction rates in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Urban Institute
18 hours ago
While resistance to protected bike lanes can be high, the economic and safety paybacks are substantial.
Greater Greater Washington
19 hours ago
Urban design media mourned the passing of Robert Venturi this week.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Aided by state, local, and private support, the University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major expansion of its footprint in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Express News
Yesterday
Pulse BRT, the second BRT system in the state of Virginia, runs down Broad Street and offers a mix of best practices and practicality to push the mode beyond what many cities are able to realize.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
A new state law meant to overcome local barriers to development is having its first big test run in Cupertino, California.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The breach of the coal ash landfill by a former coal-burning power plant in Wilmington, North Carolina serves as a reminder that even after coal plants are shuttered, the by-products of the world's most polluting fossil fuel can still cause harm.
Utility Dive
Yesterday
The Washington Department of Transportation announced that Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will close permanently in January 2019, with service switching over the tunnel Bertha built. The previous plan expected the switch to occur in the Fall.
Associated Press via Tri City Herald
Yesterday
Seattle shows how new buildings and new trees can be added to a city simultaneously—in fact, neighborhoods adding new buildings are maintaining its urban tree canopy while static single-family neighborhoods are losing trees.
Sightline Institute
Yesterday
Shocking news from the high-speed rail industry, as Brightline announced its purchase of XpressWest, which is underway with plans to link Las Vegas to Victorville, California and eventually to Los Angeles.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Yesterday
Finding the right data in an ocean of open data takes some Googling.
Government Technology
Yesterday
New Orleans transit planners are working to extend the bus network deeper into the surrounding region, as was always intended.
The New Orleans Advocate
Yesterday
Even if widening highways enough to relieve all congestion were possible, it would only benefit a very small number of commuters, according to new research.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
2 days ago
A new era of civic-minded, urbanism-focused technology is here.
Kayla Matthews