News

9 hours ago
New apartments aren't rising as fast as the population, and rents, in central Ohio.
The Columbus Dispatch
10 hours ago
The Cincinnati Streetcar, now known as the Bell Connector, weathered numerous controversies on the way to completion. Now it faces the prospect of balancing its budget less than three years after launching.
Cincinnati Enquirer
11 hours ago
Alternative models of homeownership involving shared equity may be able to offset the urban housing crunch. They include the subjects of this discussion: community land trusts and housing co-ops.
CityLab
12 hours ago
CSX moved operations away from Hulsey Yard, so what should the land become?
What's Next ATL
13 hours ago
The city of Minneapolis doesn't want any more drive-throughs in the city, in an effort to cut down on emissions, car trips, and conflict points in the public realm.
Star Tribune
14 hours ago
The great battle between local control and state preemption shifts focus again in California. This time micromobility, electric scooters and the like, are on the front line of the conflict.
CityLab
15 hours ago
Re-evaluating the role of planning in creating, and reversing, disturbing public health outcomes, like asthma rates among African-Americans in Philadelphia.
Next City
16 hours ago
St. Louis County is considering fair housing legislation that would prevent source of income discrimination, as many cities in the region have already done, and many more are also considering.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
17 hours ago
The Go Cultivate! podcast recently discussed the question of public trust in local government planning.
Strong Towns
18 hours ago
Not all urban dwellers are as liberal as conventional wisdom would have us believe.
FiveThirtyEight
Blog post
Yesterday
Government's pro-sprawl and anti-density policies often create problems that justify more of the same.
Michael Lewyn
Yesterday
California has embraced electric vehicles like no other state, with success reflected in increased sales and registration data, yet transportation emissions have increased for the last four years, primarily from light-duty vehicles.
CALmatters
Yesterday
The pilot program seeks to make bike share more inclusive by providing bikes designed to make biking easy and accessible for disabled riders.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has launched its first public dashboards to track its operations and initiatives.
Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans
Yesterday
A recently reinstated ordinance prohibits people from living out of their cars. The city says it wants to people to use "safe parking lots" where other services are available.
CBS News 8 (San Diego)
Yesterday
The transit planning agency in Los Angeles is preparing to make a major addition to the city's number of bus-only infrastructure.
Urbanize LA
Yesterday
Las Vegas is the first city to pay for the services of Elon Musk's Boring Company.
The Guardian
Yesterday
Transportation for America’s report argues that the growing cost of maintaining highways should refocus spending away from expansion projects, toward maintenance efforts.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
A state senator in New York thinks one way to lower the number of pedestrians killed every year is to penalize people who cross the street while looking at their phone.
The Guardian
Yesterday
A new attempt at mitigating the social impact of short-term rentals and mass tourism.
CityLab
2 days ago
A middle schooler reviews the top three city building games on the market in 2019.
Grant Reviews Blog