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A new study, jointly produced by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR), finds evidence of dramatic increases in the value of real estate located proximate to public transit.
Smart Cities Dive
1 hour ago
Noise and smeall are the common complaints as more residents of urban areas bring animals to their home to live more sustainably.
Chicago Tribune
2 hours ago
Autonomous micromobility could solve some of dockless bike and scooter share companies' largest remaining challenges, like the local availability of scooters and conformity to local and federal regulations.
Smart Cities Dive
17 hours ago
Black Americans have moved on from formerly redlined neighborhoods, and other minorities and whites have moved in. The wave of presidential campaigns that have based housing policy proposals on redlining maps might be misguided as a result.
Brookings
18 hours ago
San Francisco provides a case study of the immense challenges and scant rewards that await you in a job as a planning commissioner—planning outcomes suffer as a result.
San Francisco Examiner.
19 hours ago
After Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway proposed a $40 "wheel tax," otherwise known as a vehicle registration fee, the debate heated up about what the revenue could fund, or whether it's necessary at all.
Channel 3000
20 hours ago
Recently announced changes to a massive road-building program in Georgia will shift moves projects aimed at improvements for the trucking industry earlier onto the calendar, while pushing back projects located closer to Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
21 hours ago
The difference between a proposed RM2 zoning designation with off-street parking requirements, versus with the parking requirements is massive, according to this article.
Sightline Institute
22 hours ago
A few blue-collar cities proximate to Boston offer case studies of the "opportunity bargains" identified in the 2018 Opportunity Atlas published by Harvard and Brown universities an the U.S. Census.
The Boston Globe
23 hours ago
Another of the surprising roster of vetoes by California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend includes a bill that would have set limitations for traffic on San Francisco's Lombard Street.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
Yesterday
Fairfax County, Virginia is considering a change to its parking requirements that would lower the number of parking spots at large malls like Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria.
Tysons Reporter
Yesterday
Planning for the future should involve people who are going to live the future.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
Yesterday
Chicago's heavily debated electric scooter rental pilot comes to a close today. The debate about how to treat electric scooter rentals in the future also begins today.
Chicago Tribune
Blog post
Yesterday
A discussion of the book Evicted, and in particular its suggestion that rent in poor neighborhoods is not much lower than the rent in middle-class areas.
Michael Lewyn
Yesterday
The latest supertall addition to the New York skyline departs from the recent glut of skinny residential buildings popping up in Manhattan. The new building at 270 Park Avenue will have significantly more girth and be filled with offices.
New York YIMBY
Yesterday
Extremely poor ridership might be dooming the St. Louis Loop Trolley less than a year after it opened to the public.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
Yesterday
Since the Great Recession, homeownership is down and corporations are taking advantage of the profit opportunities.
CityLab
Yesterday
California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend vetoed a bill that would have required the state's department of transportation to consider public transit as well as bike and pedestrian infrastructure when planning projects on state-owned roads.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
For years, the California legislators have been passing bills to allow accessory dwelling units on single-family residential lots. These laws haven't attracted the same attention as other failed laws, but their effect is significant.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
Predictions of carmageddon have not come to pass after New York City blocked most car traffic of a section of 14th Street in Manhattan to make way for buses.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The interest in less traditional housing arrangements for older people, such as shared housing and cohousing, is increasing.
The New York Times