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12 min ago
In one of her first major decisions, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao deferred a decision on a critical $647 million federal grant to electrify the 51-mile San Francisco to San Jose Caltrain line, which would also be used by high-speed rail.
SF Gate
3 days ago
Amazon Go stores started in the ground floor of an Amazon office building. The company is trying other retail experiments, like a drive-up grocery store, in Seattle, where executives can watch the experiments up close.
The New York Times
3 days ago
The citizen-driven campaign has garnered support from City Council.
The Denver Post
3 days ago
Los Angeles has approved new rules aimed at increasing accountability in the planning process—and at preempting a more severe approach promised by an upcoming ballot measure.
KPCC
3 days ago
In Ireland, there's one house for every 2.35 people. According to industry experts, that's twice as many vacant homes as a normal, healthy market should have. So why then is the country considered to be in a housing crisis?
The Irish Times
4 days ago
It's always good to be wary of wishful thinking, but it's also a good idea to consider of what the world might look like ten to 20 years from now.
Treehugger
4 days ago
Greater Greater Washington likes what it sees from the District Mobility data portal.
Greater Greater Washington
4 days ago
An exemplary display of Minecraft prowess.
Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
Look on Seattle's King County with envy, fans of late-night transit service.
The Urbanist
4 days ago
Cleveland's rental housing stock is a public health risk, and the city is finally taking steps to launch a citywide inspection.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
4 days ago
A new report identifies key actions for the city of Portland to prepare for the certainty of a large earthquake.
The Oregonian
4 days ago
In a new article and accompanying policy brief, Arthur Acolin and Susan Wachter of Penn IUR write about their new research into the relationship between housing access and opportunity.
Penn IUR Urban Link
4 days ago
The Codes Study is updated! These are the cities that are rewriting their land use laws to promote wellness, economic strength, and environmental resilience.
PlaceShakers
4 days ago
The West's largest coal power plant and two Ohio coal plants will be closing, and the coal mines that supply them may shutter as well. The Arizona utility "is tired of overpaying for power," words that surely the president should understand.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
4 days ago
A new feature-length documentary film raises the question of whether public transportation is a civil rights issue.
Mass Transit
5 days ago
The North Dakota House of Representatives rejected a law designed to make it easier for drivers to run over protestors.
OpenVote News
5 days ago
Had federal authorities acted on the motion filed by three environmental groups in October 2005, nearly 200,000 people in three counties would not have been forced to evacuate due to a poorly constructed emergency spillway for Oroville Dam.
The Mercury News
5 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent State of the City address broke with tradition and voiced an impassioned plea regarding to housing affordability.
Politico New York
5 days ago
The care that goes into each Little Free Library makes each example special and unique. A little architectural expertise can't hurt either.
Quartz
5 days ago
Six regions have been selected for funding as part of the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC. A local news outlet reports on the potential benefits of the program for Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
5 days ago
Initial data from the National Safety Council (NSC) suggest that more than 40,000 Americans died on the country's roads in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
The Hill