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46 min ago
An analysis of 1,295,160 citations of urban planning research over the past year.
Tom Sanchez
1 hour ago
Water use is going down in California, and the state is leaving more of the Colorado River in the watershed, for now.
John Fleck
2 hours ago
Seattle Councilmember Abel Pacheco writes on opinion piece for The Urbanist to make the case for transit-oriented density on The Ave in the city's University District.
The Urbanist
3 hours ago
Waymo, like Google a company of Alphabet Inc., has been offering self-driving ride-hailing service to the public for a year, providing 100,000 rides in the Phoenix area in the process.
Smart Cities Dive
4 hours ago
A new illustrate comic strip published by the Nib examines "Jane Jacobs vs. The Power Brokers."
The Nib
5 hours ago
Free street parking in much of New York City means lost revenue, but it also affects the urban landscape and the quality of people’s lives. So how much is all that street space really worth?
Bloomberg Opinion
20 hours ago
An article published by the Journal of the American Planning Association argues that single-family zoning "exacerbates inequality and undermines efficiency," and should be eliminated entirely.
Journal Of The American Planning Association
21 hours ago
Safety is not the priority at the T, according to a report released today.
The Boston Globe
22 hours ago
The former Blue Line, now the A Line, with service from Log Beach to Los Angeles, was shut down in segments for ten months (originally scheduled for eight) for repairs. The weeks since the reopening have been marred spotty, slow service.
Los Angeles Times
23 hours ago
As the technology gets cheaper, AI surveillance systems are gaining popularity in some parts of the country, like the neighborhood of Magnolia in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
Gov. Gavin Newsom pleased environmentalists by doing what his predecessor, Gov. Jerry Brown, refused – halting all new oil and gas fracking and placing a moratorium on another extraction method linked to a massive oil spill in Kern County.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is following up on an idea first pitched during a State of the City address, but with a few teaks.
Voice of San Diego
Yesterday
A neighborhood in New Orleans, badly damaged after Hurricane Katrina, is providing a test bed for an innovative new approach to urban planning.
Next City
Yesterday
Brookings provides a manifesto, of sorts, to suggest an entirely new path forward on infrastructure policy.
Brookings
Yesterday
The known quantity of the EZ Pass system could prevent innovations in congestion pricing that would prevent the challenges since London enacted a similar policy.
Wired
Yesterday
The Supreme Court will be considering for the first time whether the Constitution gives homeless people a right to sleep on the sidewalk.
Idaho Statesman
Yesterday
It's a draft map, but it's a big, bold draft map.
The Oregonian
Yesterday
The new Larkspur Station on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system brings commuters much closer to a ferry across the bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
The rezonings in question occurred during the Bloomberg administration, but advocates are seizing on the relevance of that experience to the rezonings of the de Blasio administration.
Curbed New York
2 days ago
Places with a lot of Millennials are building homes, just not enough to keep pace with the large number of Millennials coming of homebuying age.
CNBC
2 days ago
Cities looking to follow Minneapolis's lead in overturning the status quo of exclusionary zoning should consider "gentle density," according to this article.
Brookings