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13 hours ago
A group of venue owners formed in response to the pandemic successfully got a $15 billion support bill passed to help small venues stay afloat during the pandemic.
Bloomberg CityLab
14 hours ago
An almost two-year, $83-million redevelopment of a large section of Earvin Magic Johnson Park in Willowbrook has been completed, offering much needed green space and new amenities to community members.
Urbanize LA
15 hours ago
The 72,000-acre West Virginia gem joins an illustrious list as the 63rd U.S. national park.
The New York Times
16 hours ago
The state legislature passed a bill calling for a study of the proposed law and its effects in other states.
The Washington Post
17 hours ago
Strengthening U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's civil rights enforcement could send a powerful signal to communities resistant to changing discriminatory housing rules.
Vox
18 hours ago
A prominently Black and low-income neighborhood in Louisville could gain a new tool for spurring local development—the law is intended also to control the effects of gentrification.
Louisville Courier Journal
19 hours ago
If completed, the North Atlantic Rail project could transform New England's transportation landscape.
Bloomberg CityLab
20 hours ago
The proposed Empire Station Complex project would link an upgraded Penn Station, the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, and a tentative new terminal one block south of Penn Station.
6sqft
Yesterday
A new Vox video tackles the controversial and counterintuitive concept of induced demand.
Vox
Yesterday
The city that invented single-family zoning in 1916, for discriminatory purposes, will completely remove that exclusionary legacy from its zoning code.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
The Arctic blast that shut down power to millions of Texas households last week has brought renewed attention to the isolated Texas power grid that prevented the operator from importing out-of-state electricity.
Austin American-Statesman
Yesterday
A study of real estate values in Seattle found that townhomes have helped diversify neighborhoods and increase affordability.
KUOW
Yesterday
The county of Henry, located in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metropolitan statistical area, is updating its 30-year Transit Master Plan.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Yesterday
City leaders want to build more off-leash dog parks, partly as a response to the trend of "pandemic puppies" that has led to a sharp spike in urban dog ownership.
The Boston Globe
Yesterday
In a decision that is still impossible in most of the country, Chicago's Department of Planning and Development is requiring housing and reduced surface parking to approve a retail project.
Streetsblog Chicago
Yesterday
The question of whether a public review process conducted by Zoom is sufficient to approve a sweeping rezoning plan is a matter of no small legal concern in New York City.
Commercial Observer
2 days ago
While we're still far from a Jetsons-style reality, understated autonomous features could be the key to safer transportation.
City Monitor
2 days ago
During the COVID-19 pandemic, public gardens like the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden have become very popular destinations, serving as places of respite and recreation for a weary public.
Zocalo Public Square
2 days ago
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
A proposal in Snohomish County, Washington could raise the lot coverage limits in medium density residential zones to allow for more usable square footage.
The Urbanist
2 days ago
The latest data from CoreLogic from December 2020 shows that despite headlining-grabbing rent declines in San Francisco and New York, some rents are continuing and even surpassing pre-pandemic trends.
Inman News