News

11 min ago
A majority of Americans of both parties support raising the gas tax to pay for road improvements. Could it provide the source of the $200 billion in federal funds for Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan?
Bloomberg Politics
1 hour ago
A very public spat over proposed Midtown East plan took place in the pages of Crain's this week.
Crain's Business New York
2 hours ago
Developers had plans for the largest undeveloped waterfront property north of Hoboken in the state of New Jersey. The borough of Edgewater has other plans.
NorthJersey
3 hours ago
Baby boomers own homes, lots of them, with empty rooms, lots of them.
Trulia
4 hours ago
Are millennials the key to preservation? A new survey finds that millennials prefer to live, work and play in neighborhoods with historic buildings.
Modern Cities
5 hours ago
Actually-fake-news site The Onion got a few burns on the world of planning this week. One article satirized the nation's inaction over the state of its infrastructure. The other hit the Brookings Institute where it hurts: the policy recommendations.
The Onion
20 hours ago
While the fame and the glory might go to the first companies that bring self-driving cars to the market, the companies that provide the detailed, constantly changing maps will make a lot of money.
PC Magazine
21 hours ago
The state of Colorado is growing quickly, and that means planners and developers will have to actively implement more efficient water infrastructure.
The Journal
22 hours ago
The Los Angeles Times published a pair of incendiary articles this week in which coffee plays an integral role in the conversation about gentrification.
Los Angeles Times
23 hours ago
The Colorado legislature has been unable to agree on a transportation funding package, but the recent bill passed by Oregon has prompted one influential Republican senator to suggest that the state tax bicycle sales.
The Gazette (Colorado Springs)
Yesterday
Have NIMBYs and YIMBYs arguing in your neighborhood? Scott Doyon talks residential development.
PlaceShakers
Feature
Yesterday
The path to business success occasionally passes through the garage—famously demonstrated by industry titans like Amazon or Hewlett Packard. Zoning codes should encourage, not obstruct, these kinds of American success stories.
Olivia Gonzalez
Yesterday
From train cars to buses, a new study finds that buying American adds cost.
The Hill
Blog post
Yesterday
Since its inauguration in 1975, San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza has not served its intended purpose.
Linda Day
Yesterday
The longstanding trend in Texas of permitting more single-family homes than multi-family developments looks to be accelerating.
Houston Chronicle
Yesterday
Transport for London has responded to customer requests for a new accessibility measure: a map to help riders avoid long tunnels.
Metro Magazine
Yesterday
Mobility Lab, the Chilton Media Group, and Vox have produced a new video on the price of parking, and "how we have historically done it all wrong" in the United States.
Mobility Lab
Yesterday
As America's VMT returns to record highs, more of the miles are coming from cities than ever before.
Slate
Yesterday
A long-awaited BART extension into San Jose, California is also bringing major development interest of the transit-oriented variety.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The news that the Trump Administration hired a former party planner to oversee HUD's New York and New Jersey office went viral in June. The hire has already had an effect on affordable housing policy in Westchester County, New York.
lohud
2 days ago
The nation's only state-run, market-based program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will continue until 2031 without fear of litigation, as it passed with the required two-thirds supermajority needed for tax increases, along with two related bills.
Planetizen