News

33 min ago
President Trump still touts coal and its return, but what’s happening in the real world suggests coal is on its way out for good.
Intelligencer - New York Magazine
1 hour ago
Many of the movies nominated for Oscars this year gain a great deal of thematic and storytelling meaning from their locations.
Brookings
2 hours ago
Sidewalk Labs, the subsidiary company of Google parent company Alphabet, has designs for development potential far beyond the Quayside neighborhood where it's partnering with Waterfront Toronto to test new smart city technology.
Toronto Star
3 hours ago
The definitions of suburban chosen by researchers tend to fall into three categories—and each has a significant impact and the results of academic inquiry.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
18 hours ago
Project supporters and the Trump administration disagree on the takeaway for the Gateway project after Congress and the president signed a federal spending bill earlier this month.
Bloomberg
19 hours ago
Some good news, and some bad, on the effect of bike-share programs on transit ridership.
Smart Cities Dive
20 hours ago
The new TIF is expected to generate $900 million. Opponents wanted to wait until a new mayor is elected to decide on the TIF.
Chicago Sun-Times
21 hours ago
The Trump administration has canceled a nearly $1 billion grant assigned to the California high-speed rail project and is attempting to get the state to return the $2.5 billion it has already spent on the $77 billion project.
The New York Times
22 hours ago
In the past ten years, Downtown Seattle has built more housing than all of San Francisco.
Seattle Times
23 hours ago
Last week, Amazon abruptly canceled its decision to invest about $2.5 billion and bring 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens. A scholar blames their abrupt decision on an arcane state bureaucracy tasked with preventing Robert Moses-like takings.
Politico Magazine
Yesterday
In a survey conducted last October, Zillow found that 27 percent of respondents believe they've experienced housing discrimination. National Fair Housing Alliance president Lisa Rice discusses why that is.
Zillow Research
Yesterday
An influx of millennials is driving population and housing growth in the Center City neighborhood.
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philly.com
Yesterday
There are more than a few reasons to think that the Obama Presidential Center won't go the way of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, which gave up and decamped for Los Angeles.
Chicago Tribune
Yesterday
Advocates and experts are still working to further the idea of capping a Downtown freeway connector in Atlanta—a project called "The Stitch."
Curbed Atlanta
Yesterday
A "white supremacist" law that blocks public housing in the state is up for repeal—again.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
New Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has reversed the position of his campaign, when he pledged to toll only heavy trucks to tackle traffic congestion. In an op-ed, Lamont explains why all vehicles must be tolled. He also rules out a gas tax hike.
Stamford Advocate
Yesterday
Lyft will add electric vehicles to its rental fleet and offer riders the option to request hybrid and electric vehicles.
mbg planet
Yesterday
During a time when there are apps and websites for just about everything, some transit agencies are turning to storefronts to better serve their customers.
InTransition Magazine
Yesterday
The Oregon Legislature is already considering one of the most sweeping and ambitious statewide land use reform bills in the country. A new bill would allow even more density around transit stations.
Willamette Week
Yesterday
Skyrocketing rental costs are hitting low-income residents even harder as available subsidized housing continues to disappear.
The Mercury News
2 days ago
Five blocks in Pittsburgh's Historic Produce Terminal Strip District will gain wider sidewalks, public spaces, and traffic calming according to a recently released final design concept.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette