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44 min 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 days ago
The number of telecommuters has increased dramatically since 2000.
Quartz
5 days ago
It may be a small but nonetheless significant win for conservation over energy extraction, particularly for Grand County, Colorado, near Rocky Mountain National Park.
E&E News [Subscription]
5 days ago
A bill under consideration in the Texas House of Representatives would tie the hands of preservationists, making it much easier for building owners to demolish or alter buildings without regard to historic significance.
Houston Chronicle
5 days ago
The Detroit Pistons recently played their last game in the Palace of Auburn Hills.
Detroit Free Press
5 days ago
In addition to determining the most popular destinations for 18 to 35-year-olds, Mayflower (the moving company) found that 41 percent of this age group have no intention of staying at their selected cities permanently.
Mayflower
5 days ago
While it might be easy to convince public officials to sell driverless technology as a flashy solution to mobility deficits—the math still doesn't justify the expense.
Eno Center for Transportation
5 days ago
Richard Florida calls for the use of the term "New Urban Luddites" to describe the embedded interests that obstruct the growth of cities. The consequences of New Urban Luddite politics, according to Florida, are too severe for such an innocuous term.
CityLab
5 days ago
Federal legislation and rising sea levels are changing the way homes are insured against flooding. According to this feature article, in fact, flood insurance "is serving as a kind of advance scout into a more difficult future."
The New York Times Magazine
5 days ago
In a move that will restrict the building envelope of residential properties, the Washington, D.C. Zoning Commission approved limitations to the construction of rear additions.
Greater Greater Washington
6 days ago
Closing today: one of the most popular hiking trails in the Hollywood Hills, another case of the antipathy between public access and private property.
KPCC
6 days ago
All but one Clearwater City Council member voted to move forward with a transit center on Clearwater Beach. The hope is for fewer drivers to clog the roads on the way to a beach day.
Tampa Bay Times
6 days ago
Ending Obama's so-called "war on coal" may go international with the exit from the December 2015 Paris Climate Agreement if EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has his way, but he may encounter formidable opposition from Trump's administration and family.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
6 days ago
Between 1990 and 2016, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area added more jobs than New York City. The overwhelming majority of the new jobs are located in the suburbs.
D Magazine
6 days ago
Local officials have ended any hope of completing a bus rapid transit project in the Lansing, Michigan area, for fear of of the budget cuts for transportation investment projects promised by the Trump Administration.
Lansing State Journal
6 days ago
MIT's Transit Lab created a ridership model called Origin Destination Transfer (ODX) that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is using to make incremental changes to the region's bus system.
CityLab
6 days ago
After reading this recent opinion piece by Bill Fulton, some pro-transit and anti-highway advocates might be thinking, "Et tu, Bill Fulton?"
Governing
6 days ago
A story about how a simple proposal, made by a resident, produced results in the New Jersey borough of Paramus.
NorthJersey.com
6 days ago
On the one hand, the city of Portland is facing pressure to add new housing and development to meet the needs of a growing population and an expensive real estate market. On the other hand, change is never easy.
Portland Tribune
6 days ago
The last time the San Francisco Bay Area got together to set a regional agenda on housing and transportation, the Sierra Club and the Tea Party teamed up to oppose the Plan Bay Area. A draft of the new Plan Bay Area 2040 hopes to avoid the drama.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
An interview on the Congress for New Urbanism's Public Square examines the concept of incremental development—how it can benefit communities all over the country and how it improves on a century of large-scale development.
Public Square