News

2 hours ago
Citywide solar capacity quadruples under Mayor de Blasio, supporting more than 2,700 jobs. The City’s goal is installing 1 gigawatt of solar capacity citywide by 2030!
Cities of the Future
3 hours ago
The city of New Orleans has a plan to remove four monuments to the Confederate States of America, deciding that monuments to the racist cause of the Confederacy belong in a museum, not in the city.
The Times-Picayune
Blog post
4 hours ago
As the library of books on urbanism expands by the year, here are some fun, engaging titles for city nerds and non-nerds alike.
Josh Stephens
5 hours ago
The Trinity River Project is coming into focus, after years of planning and decades of discussion. A $50 million donation in 2016 provided a big boost for Dallas' ambitious plans.
Business Insider
6 hours ago
Two publications likely to find an audience with people sympathetic to the cause of Jane Jacobs reviewed the latest film about her political battles with Robert Moses for the soul of New York.
NPR
7 hours ago
With the adoption of the "Spare the Air - Cool the Climate" program, the Bay Area's air quality regulatory agency has broadened its mission to make reduction of greenhouse gases a paramount goal, along with protecting public health.
San Francisco Chronicle
8 hours ago
Nearly a year after Pokémon Go and its legion of devout fans hit the streets, researchers are starting to see societal benefits in augmented reality.
Crosscut
Blog post
9 hours ago
For each dollar motorists spend on their vehicles somebody spends more than a dollar to park it. To reduce these costs many jurisdictions are eliminating or reducing parking requirements and encouraging more efficient parking management. You can too!
Todd Litman
10 hours ago
Richard Florida writes that Trump's victory over Hillary Clinton is a product of the backlash against what he calls The New Urban Crisis of burgeoning economic inequality—the widening divides between rich and poor.
Penn IUR Urban Link
11 hours ago
Density is a controversial subject. This blog post demonstrates that good streetscapes, vehicular-access elements, and building design are all components that make developments appear less dense, more livable, and attractive.
MRSC Insight
Yesterday
Chicago City Council is moving to close a loop hole in its gun control laws which forbid guns in bars, but do not cover party buses.
DNA Info
Yesterday
In cities like Prague and London, tourists can take tours guided by homeless guides.
The Guardian
Yesterday
President Trump may be stuck in a past era of thriving coal mines, but at least one forward-thinking coal company sees lucrative opportunities in using reclaimed mountaintop strip mines as sites for solar farms.
Courier-Journal
Yesterday
The California Air Resources Board has petitioned the U.S. EPA to adopt more stringent emissions standards for locomotives in order to improve air quality at rail yards, many of which are located adjacent to disadvantaged communities.
RailwayAge
Yesterday
Both chambers of Tennessee's General Assembly approved Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation plan on April 19, which hikes diesel taxes by 10 cents per gallon but lowers other taxes. Indiana appears poised to follow with a 10-cent gas tax increase.
The Tennessean
2 days ago
NACTO complains that unsanctioned bikeshares are dangerous and inequitable, others counter these companies provide a valuable service that the market has shown a demand for.
Next City
2 days ago
Miami-Dade Commissioner Barbara Jordan has expressed concerns that seldom-used churches aren’t paying taxes, take up valuable land, and would be better used to build housing for the Black community.
Miami Herald
2 days ago
Arlington County, Virginia has begun a process to reduce parking requirements for large residential developments near transit stations.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
As wildfires become bigger, more frequent, and more expensive to fight, new methods for preventing the worst impacts of fire will be necessary, according to a new study.
Pacific Standard
2 days ago
So far, the Hyperloop's biggest supporters have made a lot of big promises, but continue to fall short on deliverables.
The Wall Street Journal
3 days ago
Chicago Cubs fans looking to bask in the glory of the team's first World Series victory since 1908 will find a new public plaza and lawn next to the stadium. The plaza will be open to the public on non-baseball days too.
Chi.Streetsblog