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Planning departments relying on online public hearing processes will want to keep monitor this lawsuit in New York City.
Brooklyn Paper
18 hours ago
Car prices have been going for a while, but even by recent standards a December jump in car prices is likely to be an outlier.
Road Show
20 hours ago
University of Hawaii graduate students explored the potential for improvements to the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, an important coastal public space in Honolulu.
University of Hawai'i News
22 hours ago
Despite the stated goals of state and federal agencies to encourage active modes of transportation, there's still a long way to go to make sure that all cities and communities have safe, convenient sidewalks and bike lanes.
National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine
Yesterday
Descanso Gardens in Los Angeles County offered the "Wishing Tree" for visitors to share their wishes and hopes for 2021. The public response was overwhelming, with over 10,000 notes hung on the tree in a matter of weeks.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
Remote workers are flocking to small, amenity-rich towns in the West, changing their social and economic landscape.
High Country News
2 days ago
If those in health care seek to develop new ways to help patients stay in their homes, they must also find ways to temper how they affect communities in which they reside.
Shelterforce Magazine
2 days ago
Accessory Dwelling Units continue to gain steam as one approach for increasing affordability, but experts caution that housing affordability requires broader solutions.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
Widely available, secure bike parking can go a long way toward encouraging cycling and keeping New Yorkers safe, a new report says.
StreetsBlog NYC
3 days ago
A new draft Los Angeles Master Plan, created by Frank Gehry's firm, lays out a more active, natural vision for the river, in addition to addressing concerns about displacement in communities along the river corridor.
Urbanize LA
3 days ago
The European outlier of Sweden was embraced by American conservatives as an example of a government relying not on heavy-handed business and social restrictions but voluntary compliance by individuals to reduce viral spread. No longer.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is partnering with electric aviation startup Archer to mass-produce flying automobiles, really more like helicopters or drones. General Motors also released designs for an autonomous flying car recently.
Quartz
3 days ago
Proponents of universal basic income and general income programs say direct cash payments to low-income residents would reduce inequality and alleviate poverty.
KCRW
3 days ago
The AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) and CNU (Congress for New Urbanism) have produced a new set of urban planning guides. Their latest is, "A Handbook for Improved Neighborhoods."
AARP
3 days ago
A trio of Fort Worth city councilmembers are trying to hit the brakes on the recent wave of multi-family housing developments requiring zoning changes in the growing city.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
3 days ago
Atlanta continues its commitment to ensuring affordable housing supply in the city, announcing the most recent in a series of funded programs earlier this month.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
4 days ago
YIMBY, pro-development, politics are gaining support and attention in New York City at an opportune moment in the city's planning history.
The Real Deal
4 days ago
Two new mandatory topic areas will be required of AICP members to maintain professional certification.
American Planning Association
4 days ago
The downtown freeway expansion will displace thousands of housed and unhoused residents and hundreds of small businesses.
Houston Press
4 days ago
The New River Gorge in West Virginia, one of the most popular recreation areas in the United States, will be the newest national park thanks to the stimulus package approved by the federal government in December 2020.
Outside
4 days ago
The city of Pasadena, known for innovative planning approaches to parking and transit-oriented development, is in a pitched battle with regional authorities over how much housing to build in the coming decade.
Pasadena News