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15 min ago
Google has unveiled a new tool called Tree Canopy Lab in an effort to keep cities like Los Angeles cool by helping them to know where to plant more trees.
The Verge
Blog post
1 hour ago
Transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S, making President-elect Biden’s choice for Transportation Secretary—and the department’s policies on emissions, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles—critical.
Robert Fischer
2 hours ago
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority couldn't wait for a still hypothetical bailout from Congress or the Biden administration.
The Washington Post
3 hours ago
Pittsburgh has one of the most lucrative innovation districts in the country, and even more development investment is on the way.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
4 hours ago
The new skyscraper being built at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan might be forced by an appeals court to remove 20 floors of the mostly complete building.
Curbed
21 hours ago
Processing a growing backlog of requests, Seattle Department of Transportation must prioritize which intersections will be made accessible.
The Seattle Times
22 hours ago
Proposed changes to the Los Angeles County Transportation Authority's highway program would allow local governments the flexibility to implement complete street elements with new projects. The proposition has been a surprisingly tough sell.
Streetsblog LA
23 hours ago
Murals do more than bring joy to onlookers. Public art can also be a source of healing, a point of reflection, and a cause for conversation.
Bloomberg CityLab
Yesterday
A plan to build a high-speed rail line between Southern California and Las Vegas is on hold after the developer came up short on fundraising. Affordable housing projects in California stand to benefit from the newly available state bond funding.
Bloomberg
Yesterday
One urban planner turned consultant is taking on the forces that be that favor corporate interests over local Black business owners.
Next City
Yesterday
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has revised a plan to protect the Houston region from flooding by tossing out a proposed tunnel and opting instead to dig Buffalo Bayou wider and deeper.
Houston Chronicle
Yesterday
Assuming that Congress isn't going to act, does New York Gov Cuomo have the political will to save the New York MTA from sweeping layoffs and service cuts?
StreetsBlog NYC
Yesterday
The Biden administration and effects of time will erase some of the consequences of the Trump administration's methodical dismantling of the nation's environmental regulation. But climate change will be around longer than any of it.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Fifty years after the Chicano Moratorium, James Rojas reflects on the future of Latino Urbanism.
Common Edge
2 days ago
New research shows that increasing park acreage in areas that face park deficits and low levels of tree canopy could lead to significant population-level increases in life expectancy.
Parks & Recreation Magazine
2 days ago
An opinion piece published by Urban Milwaukee argues against a proposed expansion of three miles of Interstate 94 in Milwaukee.
Urban Milwaukee
2 days ago
A decision by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to rescind a carpool lane has not resulted in a significant expansion of transit and carpool capacity on Interstate 93 north of Boston.
Streetsblog Massachusetts
4 days ago
Between DART service optimization and deciding the fate of I-345, Dallas has big of decisions to make. The right consultant, who understands accurate framing of planning issues, could help choose a route that best serves Dallasites.
D Magazine
4 days ago
The Utah Transit Authority is proposing a new approach to transit service design for the counties on the Wasatch Front, focusing changes on a "core route network" of frequent service.
The Salt Lake Tribune
4 days ago
Recently published research examines the "Role of Artificial Intelligence in Community Planning"—that is, the role of automated bots on social media in corrupting participatory planning processes.
International Journal of Community Well-Being
4 days ago
Four Seasons Total Landscaping. Was that not clear?
The Oregonian