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Blog post
37 min ago
Measure S gives city leaders a moderately satisfying smack across the face. As satisfying as that may be, Measure S is remarkably bad planning and development policy at the expense of the vast majority of Angelinos.
Reuben Duarte
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
6 days ago
With a shrinking population, Gary, Indiana is faced with the prospect of having more park space than it knows what to do with.
NWI.com
Blog post
6 days ago

Swings in weather-related fortunes will continue to push to unprecedented extremes, in California, in Texas, in Boston, in Long Island, in Louisiana, and everywhere else.

James Brasuell
6 days ago
"Buses should be cool!" transit advocates continue to yell into an uncaring oblivion.
Boston Globe
6 days ago
Seattle's bikeshare found itself in a negative feedback loop of low ridership, lean revenue, and limited facilities.
CityLab
6 days ago
This summer, commuters may have another option for moving around Dubai as a pilotless drone is prepared to shuttle passengers around the city.
Dezeen
6 days ago
The Atlanta Braves are decamping for the suburbs this spring.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
6 days ago
Community partnerships can be an effective way to accomplish shared goals. What are the factors that make some partnerships more effective than others?
Community Builders
Blog post
6 days ago

The dust from the November election is far from settled, but Los Angeles is already headed back to the ballot box in March. The big ticket item for planning in the city: Measure S, also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.

James Brasuell
6 days ago
Funding for a feasibility study is always one thing. Funding for a project is always something else.
The Washington Post
6 days ago
A proposal by the Greater Des Moines Partnership is the latest bid redevelopment idea transforming downtown Des Moines.
Business Record
February 14, 2017, 11am PST
What better way to show you love for your community than by transforming its underused spaces into gathering areas for activities and fun?
Center for Community Progress
February 14, 2017, 10am PST
Is it time to re-evaluate the amount of public money utilized to subsidize sports stadiums at the expense of other community needs?
Modern Cities
February 14, 2017, 9am PST
A new Realtor.com study used the company's "Market Hotness Index" to find the parts of the country with rising demand and fast moving supply.
Builder
February 14, 2017, 8am PST
Mayor Ed Lee comes out against the city controller's proposed percentages for affordable housing, saying the numbers, "…have no relevance to what we economically can accomplish"
San Francisco Chronicle
February 14, 2017, 7am PST
A public service announcement on behalf of renters priced out of the housing market: "Talk to your friends about zoning."
Slate
February 14, 2017, 6am PST
Public transit agencies don't normally get the kind of fine-grained location and navigation data made possible by tracking phones. London got temporary access to that info at the end of 2016, however.
Gizmodo UK