News

38 min ago
The "missing middle" of housing is a concept familiar to many planners, but it's still probably unknown to most of the public. A story for Austin's NPR station could be an indication that the missing middle is entering the public consciousness.
KUT
1 hour ago
Sloan Lake is getting a new neighbor.
The Denver Post
2 hours ago
The U.S. government will sue Fiat Chrysler Automobiles over software that allowed cars to pass emissions tests while letting out more pollutants than would be allowed.
The New York Times
3 hours ago
Pasadena is revising its zoning regulations to accommodate more accessory dwelling units. This open letter to the city's Planning Commission includes sound suggestions, applicable everywhere.
UrbDeZine
4 hours ago
The saga of the 710 Freeway will continue, as it has for decades. Now, however, a proposal to build a 6.3-mile tunnel from El Sereno to Pasadena, has lost key support from the regional transportation agency.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
5 hours ago
Bill de Blasio's decision to hand out more than 10,000 parking placards to school employees incentivizes driving and costs the city money.
StreetsBlog NYC
6 hours ago
A California state senator has proposed to overhaul California’s cap-and-trade system explains the changes he wants to see.
The Planning Report
7 hours ago
The side of Mount Everest is no place for a crowd.
The Washington Post
8 hours ago
The hot new wheels of choice for little ones to learn how to ride bikes are called balance bikes. "Welcome to the Tour de France of Toddler Racing," says the Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal
23 hours ago
The Government Accountability Office was set to investigate why U.S. transit capital investments are so expensive, especially in contrast to comparable European projects, but that study will not leave the station.
Vox
Yesterday
The U.S. Census released its 2016 population data today. It feels a lot like a popularity contest.
U.S. Census Bureau
Yesterday
Ben Brown calls BS on a number of city planning and gentrification points.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
A staple of the California driving experience will soon be a thing of the past.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
Signal priority is a way to create faster, more regular bus service by adjusting length of stoplights for buses.
Active Transportation Alliance
Yesterday
Federal agencies think the proposed Bay Delta tunnels are still too dangerous for endangered species.
Sacramento Bee
Yesterday
A college soccer coach's disproved theory that claims artificial truf causes cancer refuses to die.
The Boston Globe
Yesterday
A garden in Pittsburgh has become the model for a movement to combine environmental reclamation with economic development.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Powersource
Yesterday
A new branch of the Lincoln Institute will focus on water planning, especially in the western United States.
The Daily Sentinel
Yesterday
A bill to hike Louisiana's gas tax by 17 cents per gallon has advanced, but the state has a "California problem": Tax increases must pass by a two-thirds majority.
The Advocate (Louisiana)
Yesterday
Latino Chicagoans are more likely to live in diverse neighborhoods than whites or blacks do.
Crain's Chicago Business
2 days ago
The Honor the Nevada Enabling Act, proposed by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nevada) to transfer some Bureau of Land Management property to state control, will not be brought to Congress.
Reno Gazette Journal