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10 hours ago
Gov. Greg Abbott announced that he is reopening Texas 100% and lifting the state mask mandate, as is Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning of a variant-induced fourth surge.
Austin American-Statesman
Blog post
11 hours ago
In February, climate candidate for Seattle Mayor Andrew Grant Houston and I laid out a vision for the Puget Sound region's transportation future in The Urbanist.
ConorBronsdon
12 hours ago
With the state mandating a switch to electric vehicles by 2035, Petaluma is aligning its land use regulations with its climate goals.
The Press Democrat
13 hours ago
Seattle trails international peer cities in its social housing stock, but there are steps city leaders can take to produce more units and increase affordability.
The Urbanist
14 hours ago
Many coronavirus restrictions were lifted on Monday in Massachusetts by Gov. Charlie Baker due to falling COVID cases and hospitalizations, but many experts feel the move is too hasty and could lead to a resurgence in the virus.
Associated Press
15 hours ago
Complex political dynamics are mustering for a showdown over D.C.'s comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post
16 hours ago
Imagining a post-car (or car-lite) New York City.
Slate
17 hours ago
New data reveals how far the U.S. housing market has stayed from anything resembling normal.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Recent analysis by TransitCenter quantifies the effects of the pandemic for the 150 largest U.S. transit systems.
TransitCenter
Yesterday
The proposed El Mercado de Long Beach cultural district would be a place to celebrate Latino culture in addition to providing historically neglected support services.
Long Beach Press-Telegram
Yesterday
With gas tax revenues projected to fall this fiscal year due to the pandemic, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation argues it needs additional revenue to bridge its growing funding gap and repair crucial infrastructure.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Yesterday
New medians, dedicated turn lanes, and signalized crosswalks are aimed at improving pedestrian safety along the busy corridor.
The Urbanist
Yesterday
"Purely an accident" is how the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department characterized the one-person, single-vehicle rollover crash that severely injured golfing celebrity Tiger Woods on Feb. 23 while driving on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Los Angeles Times
Blog post
Yesterday

The 2020s is the decade of Mars. Last week NASA's Perseverance rover became the sixth American robot to land on the red planet, and the third visitor this month. Where are we going with Mars, who will get us there, and what is the ultimate goal?

Pete Sullivan
Yesterday
A new Regional Plan Association initiative is assessing potential solutions to historic inequities in planning policy.
Regional Plan Association
Yesterday
A critical economic bellwether is showing tentative signs of recovery.
Building Enclosure
2 days ago
A new report examines how governments can encourage citizens to use alternatives to private cars in order to reduce car dependency.
International Transport Forum
2 days ago
Critics of a controversial desalination project planned for Orange County claim Governor Newsom is pressuring officials to support the plant in spite of environmental concerns.
Los Angeles Times
2 days ago
The plunge in daily new coronavirus cases has ceased and may be climbing again, but the news is brighter when looking at the summer. Most of the public health experts interviewed by The New York Times believe a surge is likely but not inevitable.
The New York Times
2 days ago
The city passed a proposal to limit the number of whole-home vacation rentals and implement new regulations and fees for rental property owners.
Voice of San Diego
Feature
2 days ago
The public and private sector need to partner to facilitate adoption of policy frameworks to realize the AV promise nationally.
Greg Rodriguez