News

27 min ago
A week ago, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao indicated she would not sign-off on the $647 million federal grant for the $2 billion Caltrain electrification grant. On Monday, she changed her mind.
The Mercury News
1 hour ago
With a new high-rise under construction and even taller high-rise working its way through planning approvals, the Washington, D.C. area's building envelope is reaching new heights.
Greater Greater Washington
2 hours ago
A New York Times feature details the re-emergence of the single room occupancy (SRO) unit in the New York rental market. Despite a stigma and an old-fashioned quality, the SRO is becoming a badly needed housing solution.
The New York Times
3 hours ago
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
18 hours ago
The only state where fuel cell electric vehicles can be leased is California where 30 hydrogen refueling stations exist now, with 100 planned to be in operation by 2020. Almost no public refueling stations exist elsewhere, but that's about to change.
The New York Times
19 hours ago
Focusing on the often-overlooked contributions of people of color to the built environment, Dr. Craig Wilkins from the University of Michigan shares his list of recommended reading.
Doggerel
20 hours ago
Colorado's roads and highways are in poor repair—the state of transportation was even called a 'quiet crisis' ten years ago. The problems persist, as does the state's lack of funding to fix the problem.
The Denver Post
21 hours ago
The Title V program makes the hard parts of solving homelessness—finding the money and the property—a lot easier. So why hasn't it been used at a much larger scale?
CityLab
22 hours ago
A new interactive map feature launched by the Chicago Cityscape website maps all the zoning changes up for approval around the city.
Chicago Cityscape
23 hours ago
Pro-housing activists in San Francisco are blamed for displacement of vulnerable communities because they support luxury housing developments. A report from the independent progressive website, Truthout, ties YIMBYs to the "alt-right."
Truthout
Yesterday
A recent report from the Urban Institute warns of potentially expanding catastrophe for affordable housing around the country.
Business Insider
Yesterday
The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced plans last week to undertake a review of the agency's massive bus system. The redesign will hope to address declining ridership.
The Source
Yesterday
Yes, planners have expertise to share, but according to this rather pointed critique, they also sometimes forget that other people do too.
CityLimits.org
Yesterday
Housing prices may fall 10 percent on average nationwide, according to a preliminary estimate commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, if the Trump Administration's tac code reform package becomes law.
Bloomberg
Yesterday
It's difficult to definitively link transit use with lower rates of obesity, but it makes intuitive sense. Here's another attempt, using county-level data.
Pacific Standard
Yesterday
On the cusp of a new infrastructure proposal from the White House, how has federal spending changed over the last 70 years? What will it take to reach historical averages?
Eno Transportation Weekly
Yesterday
The George Washington Bridge Bus Station should have reopened at the end of 2016, but now that it is, a lot of weary commuters have received a huge quality of life improvement.
NorthJersey.com
2 days ago
Cable news networks interrupted broadcasts on Thursday morning with breaking news: a vehicle had just driven three block on the sidewalks in Times Square, New York, resulting in massive casualties. Anchors asked, "Was it terrorism or an accident?"
Daily News
2 days ago
This new visualization helps us see the unseen: the underground fiber optic cables that lie beneath campus at Stanford University in California.
Victoria & Albert Museum
2 days ago
Matthew Desmond's ethnographic study has received critical praise. But David Adler asks whether the book's approach tacitly lets affluent non-landlords off the hook.
Current Affairs
2 days ago
As an article in Builder puts it: the 'Inland Empire Strike Back' with a large new masterplanned community in Riverside County. This region, hit particularly hard by the housing crash of the Great Recession looks ready pick up where it left off.
Builder