News

12 hours ago
A proposal for a facility that converts septic waste to compost will have to find another home, after a decision in Linn County, Iowa.
The Gazette
13 hours ago
Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.
Seattle Transit Blog
14 hours ago
It started in Seattle with the Amazon Tax to pay for transportation and housing needs exacerbated by the city's largest employers. Last month, a Google Tax was placed on the November ballot in Silicon Valley. A landlord tax in Oakland could be next.
Bloomberg News
15 hours ago
Cincinnati's bus riders are overwhelmingly black and poor, and looming deficits threaten to make service even worse.
Cincinnati Enquirer
16 hours ago
As recently as a half-generation ago, California passed anti-immigrant laws, routinely elected Republican politicians, and wallowed in land use laws—like Prop. 13—enacted by conservatives. Manuel Pastor explains California's change of heart.
California Planning & Development Report
17 hours ago
"Comrades, rejoice: In the face of the counter-revolutionary neo-liberal onslaught, there’s at least one arena where the people’s inalienable rights reign supreme: we embrace socialism for car storage."
City Commentary
18 hours ago
The Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Communities program, which offers development bonuses in exchange for affordable housing in developments near transit lines, is the city's most successful affordable housing tool.
The Real Deal
19 hours ago
The Broke in Philly initiative has created a map aimed at making it easier to access support and services for low-income residents of Philadelphia.
Generocity
20 hours ago
The City Council will still have to approve the likely controversial idea of allowing accessory dwelling units citywide in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pioneer Press
21 hours ago
A new report from the Urban Institute aims to demystify the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Urban Institute
Yesterday
As City Council president, Ben Stuckart passed legislation to facilitate apartments and limit parking requirements. He hopes voters see the additional housing as a benefit.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander
Yesterday
The pace of condo construction in Seattle has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels, but it's also come a long way from 2012.
Crosscut
Yesterday
A parking experiment will continue at transit stations in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) system.
WTOP
Yesterday
A columnist says Pittsburgh's goal to run its government entirely on renewable energy by 2030 is like Trump's Wall: Not gonna happen.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Yesterday
While California's tendency toward drought is on temporary hiatus, homeowners flush with equity again feel enabled to install pools at record levels.
The Orange County Register
Yesterday
The rebranding of Nashville MTA comes only a few months after voters rejected a tax referendum that would paid for a $5.4 billion transit plan.
Nashville Business Journal
Yesterday
Milwaukee is poised to start a Scooter share pilot. Meanwhile, a “lock to” requirement for bikes in Chicago may stop companies like ofo and Lime from keeping a foothold in that city.
Next City
Yesterday
Allison Arieff writes a passionate plea for Americans to ditch the car and reconnect with pedestrian experiences. There's even a car company helping pave the way for a new approach to streets.
The New York Times
Yesterday
New York is the first city in the world to report to the U.N. on SDGs in the arenas of clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and land conservation.
CityLab
2 days ago
The Anacostia River Tunnel is just one component of DC Water's Clean River Project, but it's already making a huge difference.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
Cities like San Francisco or New York can suck up all the oxygen for the conversation about housing affordability in the U.S. Meanwhile rapidly growing cities like Nashville, where the scope of a crisis of affordability is no less dire.
Tennessean