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6 hours ago
A tax on non-resident property owners is working as it's intended, as a wave of luxury condo units hit the real estate market all over the city of Vancouver.
The Province
8 hours ago
A majority stake of Supervia, a train service in suburban Rio de Janiero, now belongs to a Japanese consortium.
Railway Gazette
10 hours ago
The San Diego County Water Authority hired a contractor to study three potential routes for a water pipeline fromt he Imperial Valley.
WaterNewNetwork
12 hours ago
Technological improvements and market demand have buoyed the sector against the Trump adminsitration’s attacks.
Utility Dive
14 hours ago
Birmingham, Alabama is buying 15 new buses to run on a planned bus rapid transit route.
ABC 33/40
Yesterday
As temperatures rise, there are some relatively simple changes cities can implement to cut cooling costs and deal with spells of extreme heat.
Fast Company
Yesterday
Due to the adoption of the Zero-Emission Vehicle standard by the state's air quality commission last week, there will be a much greater selection of electric vehicles available for interested Colorado consumers. Sales should reach 5% by 2023.
NGT News
Yesterday
In an effort to preserve coastal Texas ecosystems and fight global warming, a new nonprofit is paying landowners to not develop their land.
Houston Chronicle
Yesterday
President Trump is 'enraged' that automakers would agree with California in support of maintaining the Obama-era fuel efficiency standards, reports the Times. Mercedes-Benz is apparently preparing to join Ford, Honda, BMW, and VW in the private deal.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Hospitals are uniquely suited to make an impact in the ongoing affordable housing crisis in the United States.
Managed Healthcare Executive
Yesterday
"[P]erhaps at this point, this column should include a trigger warning for any young couple traumatized by the current housing market around here."
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
A Los Angeles Times investigation reveals that the city of Los Angeles' might not have revealed every layer of ethics violation committed by Michael LoGrande after he left the Department of City Planning in 2016.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
Yesterday
There is no war on cars. Everybody, including motorists, benefit from a more diverse and efficient transportation system. Let there be peace!
Todd Litman
Yesterday
Quayside, Sidewalk Labs' smart city in Toronto, calls for ten tall buildings made entirely of wood. Here's why proponents think mass timber is a good idea, and what obstacles stand in its way.
Smart Cities Dive
Yesterday
From Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Sydney, the best—and the cheapest—views are on ferries, buses, trains, and gondolas.
The New York Times
Blog post
2 days ago
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Michael Lewyn
2 days 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
2 days 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 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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