News

10 hours ago
Cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles already keep lists of vulnerable buildings, but a new piece of legislation would require all California cities do the same. The catch? The bill will not provide funding to support these lists.
Los Angeles Times
11 hours ago
Tacoma is growing, so the city is expanding light rail and introducing bus rapid transit.
The Urbanist
12 hours ago
One of San Antonio's most appealing and popular neighborhoods has been rezoned to allow for more urban infill developments.
San Antonio Express-News
13 hours ago
It's one of the biggest days of the entire year for the planning and planners who make great places happen.
American Planning Association
14 hours ago
The American Housing and Economic Mobility Act probably has no chance of passing into law, but it's still the most substantial gesture toward housing policy by a member of Congress since the subprime crisis of 2008.
The Atlantic
15 hours ago
Regulations crafted in the wake of the Trump sign controversy of 2014 could be relaxed to let Salesforce leave its mark on the city of Chicago's skyline.
Chicago Tribune
16 hours ago
The lone survivor of Sen. Scott Wiener's trio of "Housing-First Policy" bills awaits a decision by Gov. Jerry Brown. Senate Bill 828, intended to increase the amount of land zoned for housing in California cities, was weakened by amendments.
The Real Deal
17 hours ago
Oakland County, Michigan has announced an initiative to attract and retain retail businesses.
Crain's Detroit Business
18 hours ago
The District has created thousands of affordable homes, but analysts see a need for more targeted intervention.
D.C. Financial Policy Institute
19 hours ago
Transportation access is one of the biggest factors in keeping people out of homelessness. Cities can help with discounted fares and last-mile connections.
CALmatters
Yesterday
The program’s outcomes in different cities show varying levels of success and some failures.
The Guardian
Yesterday
Expensive West Coast cities are looking to these alternative and add-on structures to ease their housing challenges.
SF Gate
Yesterday
A long-running legal battle over proposed hotel developments in San Diego appears to have come to an end.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Yesterday
A hydroponic farm on the grounds of the Texas State Fair helps residents in the food deserts of South Dallas.
The Dallas Morning News
Yesterday
A more sedentary approach to commuting is now more common than taking the bus or train to work, trailing only driving to work as the most common commute mode.
Governing
Yesterday
New research finds that, done right, working with ride-hailing companies can save public agencies money.
Metro Magazine
Yesterday
More than one-half mile of elevated expressway was demolished in the heart of downtown Montréal to make way for a spectacular ground-level urban boulevard and over six acres of continuous public space, bookended by two monumental sculptures.
Canadian Architect magazine
Feature
Yesterday
Urban sustainability efforts have historically failed to advance all three E’s of sustainability: environmental action, economic development, and equity. However, a movement is underway to put equity—the oft-ignored E—at the forefront.
Megan Horst
Yesterday
New York City Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg compared the project to replace a section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in Brooklyn heights as New York's "Big Dig."
Politico New York
Yesterday
Curbed surveys the nation for cities leading the push toward more sustainable, equitable, and effective transportation systems.
Curbed
2 days ago
Cities are putting together the pieces of walkability, but there's still work to be done in completing the puzzle.
The Guardian