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Along comes a developer, wanting to build something that doesn't conform to a 2013 plan, with the support of the local councilmember, and local stakeholders aren't happy.
PlanPhilly
3 days ago
The Bay Area is home to a large homeless population, and San Jose is doing more to create resources for the homeless than other cities in the area.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
South Korea's capital enjoys better stations and more complete coverage from a train system that gets less of its money from government subsidies and charges lower fares.
Mic
3 days ago
The struggling, industrial South Bay city of Carson wants to shake its image as the site of Los Angeles' landfills and waste treatment plants. It has embarked on a $1 million overhaul of its general plan, despite having a $4.1 million budget gap.
Daily Breeze
3 days ago
Austin has mostly been planning, designing, and engineering its streets the same way for 20 years. A new Street Design Guide would pave the way for a new era.
KUT
3 days ago
Regulatory issues have delayed a proposed casino mega-development in South Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
3 days ago
Faced with a worsening budget deficit, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) has decided to ask voters for a new sales tax levy.
WCPO
3 days ago
Hand of Fate Brewing took over a closed Dollar General in downtown Petersburg, Illinois and became an anchor for the city.
Curbed
3 days ago
Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood is getting more expensive and more white, and some in the neighborhood say the plan for a new apartment complex will further that trend.
DNA Info
3 days ago
Urbanist Brent Toderian does not begrudge NIMBYs; he values them. In an interview with David Roberts of Vox, he explains that the problem doesn't lie with development opponents as much as it does with the decision-makers.
Vox
3 days ago
Mayors Eric Garcetti and Robert Garcia pledge their ports will bring their carbon footprint down to zero by 2030.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
To discourage users from peeing on elevators at Atlanta MARTA stations, new urine detection technology is being installed as part of rehab plans.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
4 days ago
In Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation has committed to help raise the last $10 million of the $225 million budget for a park over the I-95.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
4 days ago
Having learned from a pair of recent controversies, the city of Atlanta is ready to study and draft a new tree ordinance.
Reporter Newspapers
4 days ago
Back when baby boomers were in their late 20s and early 30s, they drove a bike boom. It is now largely forgotten.
The Guardian
4 days ago
Couch Court in Portland's central city is one of those rare pieces of public right of way where pedestrians and people on bikes rule.
Bike Portland
4 days ago
The latest city to open up its coffers to support a professional sports team is Detroit, which will spend $34.5 million to support the Detroit Pistons in a move to the recently completed Little Caesars Arena.
Detroit Free Press
4 days ago
The Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has announced the first winner of the "Map of the Month" contest.
Data-Smart City Solutions
4 days ago
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
4 days ago
Mountain View is an expensive place to find housing, in part because of Google itself. The tech giant plans to do something about the housing crunch, for its employees at least.
The Wall Street Journal
4 days ago
A record heatwave and the likelihood for more extreme weather raises alarm in Arizona.
The Arizona Republic