News

9 hours ago
A City Council committee's approval of a proposed rezoning of Midtown East represents a big win for the de Blasio Administration. The Bloomberg Administration fell short in an efforts to upzone the neighborhood in 2013.
Crain's New York Business
10 hours ago
President Trump told Wall Street Journal reporters earlier this week that Upstate New York "isn't working," and residents should follow manufacturing jobs to other parts of the country.
The Buffalo News
11 hours ago
The latest in a series of new pedestrian crossings at the Mexico-U.S. border between San Ysidro and El Chaparral opens on July 31.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
12 hours ago
The city of Berkeley has a radical idea for how to build more transitional housing for its sizable homeless population.
East Bay Express
13 hours ago
Gov. Jerry Brown, accompanied by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed legislation to continue the cap-and-trade program initially authorized under a bill signed by his Republican predecessor 11 years ago at the same Treasure Island location.
KQED News
14 hours ago
The Adaptive Biketown system hit the streets in Portland on July 21, 2017.
Bike Portland
15 hours ago
Large investment companies are betting against homeownership—by buying up homes in suburban areas and putting them on the rental market.
The Wall Street Journal
16 hours ago
Starting in May 2018: 17 daily round trips between New Haven and Hartford, including 12 trips continuing on to Springfield.
The Hartford Courant
17 hours ago
Art and culture tend to be integral to helping disenfranchised communities self-identify, develop their identities, and organize around place-based issues. But its presence can also be used be used by real estate interests to market neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
18 hours ago
These examples are specific to Washington, D.C., but many of the facts listed in this article will apply elsewhere, too.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
Not all property data maps are created equal.
Data-Smart City Solutions
Yesterday
"A hungry world is not a just world," says one of the local residents quoted in this story about a community garden in Denver.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
Does environmental justice need its own office to help vulnerable populations impacted by pollution, or can all divisions within the EPA address the issue? The Office of Environmental Justice, established in 1993, may be shut down.
ProPublica
Yesterday
The city of Santa Monica increased in population by 6,500 between 1960 and 2010, while the rest of Los Angeles County grew by 60 percent over the same period. A debate over a new downtown plan that includes more housing was never going to be simple.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
As it has already done with public lands, the Trump Administration is studying how to roll back environmental protections for the sake of the oil and gas industries. This time, marine sanctuaries are the administration's target.
KQED
Yesterday
The city of Seattle has finally been compelled to maintain pedestrian infrastructure in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Urbanist
Yesterday
Mexico's capital city and the largest city in North America turned the new regulation into law earlier this month.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
Philadelphia is one of many American cities suddenly beset with declining bus ridership numbers, likely in part as a result of the popularity of transportation network companies.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
The New York Times opinion section includes a call for society, politicians, and business leaders to recognize the importance of maintenance.
The New York Times
Blog post
Yesterday
Elon Musk's vision for transportation networks made of tunnels and powered by magnets may or may not come to pass. But planners can still take a cue from his vision for infrastructure development.
Josh Stephens
2 days ago
The question of whether self-driving cars will make streets and roads a safer place for humans depends on whether technology can protect the most vulnerable users.
National Public Radio