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35 min ago
The city anticipates significant population growth in the coming decades, and it has put a funding plan into action to ensure affordable housing doesn’t fall by the wayside.
Next City
1 hour ago
Voters in Phoenix are already casting ballots in an election to be decided next week. Proposition 105 would end planned light extensions, and Proposition 106 would cap city spending.
Arizona Republic
2 hours ago
Primarily serving commuters in the Greater Los Angeles metro area, Metrolink just attained the highest annual ridership in its 27-year existence. Officials chalk up the increase to a significant investment in marketing.
Urbanize LA
3 hours ago
Using a mid 20th-century painting as his point of reference, Benjamin Schneider points out that the vast, disruptive changes we often associate with San Francisco are only affecting the city's eastern side.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 hours ago
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development raises the burden of proof in cases of disparate impact, and provides additional defenses for defendants.
CityLab
5 hours ago
The first section of the 5280 Trail, ready for design work in Denver, is already being compared to the High Line in New York City.
The Denver Post
6 hours ago
Lower speed limits make cities safer, more livable, and, in the long run, more functional.
CityLab
7 hours ago
A design competition focuses on the many tiny and often irregularly shaped vacant lots of New York City.
Curbed New York
8 hours ago
Denmark's capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.
City Observatory
23 hours ago
For Montgomery County in Maryland, accessory dwelling units are a viable strategy to help ease the affordable housing crisis.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
City councilmembers are debating the future of a 2,200-acre former aluminum smelting plant in Frederick, Maryland. The debate centers on the viability of the parcel as transit-oriented development.
The Frederick News-Post
Yesterday
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
Cities in flyover country are facing new redevelopment challenges as companies relocate from costly coastal cities. In St. Louis, downtown revitalization has also brought plans to tackle blight, and the consequences for residents could be immense.
CityLab
Yesterday
Developers are working to attract tenants to co-working spaces, in a relationship that they say benefits companies as well as surrounding communities.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The new Uber office in Dallas will be the company's largest employment hub outside of its San Francisco headquarters.
The Dallas Morning News
Yesterday
The city of Houston will decide their next mayor in November, in a rematch of the two candidates who ran against each other in a tight runoff election in 2015 as well as a host of additional candidates.
Houston Chronicle
Yesterday
A casino or a racetrack would be notable in this part of Massachusetts, but this development is proposing both.
The Boston Globe
Yesterday
The bridge was touted as a connection between downtown and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it is more a reflection of the city’s misplaced fiscal and planning priorities.
Curbed Atlanta
Yesterday
The Regional Plan Association (RPA) is responding to a spate of fatalities on the streets of New York city. The question remains whether the city's will response will be effective in improving traffic safety.
Curbed New York
Yesterday
Extreme weather is exacerbating the threats posing communities struggling with a lack of affordable housing.
Next City
2 days ago
The QLine streetcar joins the fare payment system of DDOT and SMART buses in the Motor City.
Detroit Free Press