News

35 min ago
Bus ridership has dropped for many years in New York City, but much of the bleeding is concentrated in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Could the congestion problems of the central city be the reason for the declining use of bus transit?
StreetsBlog NYC
1 hour ago
A new debate has emerged, starting from a source very close to the project, about the effects of the High Line in New York City.
CityLab
2 hours ago
So much for the 2015 record of 3.148 trillion miles. Last year saw a cumulative travel increase of 2.8 percent to 3.218 trillion miles, setting a new record as cheap gas contributed to increased driving.
E&E News
3 hours ago
A new report and hearings by the state's House and Senate environment committees has put a cap-and-trade policy to curb carbon emissions back in play in Salem.
Statesman Journal
4 hours ago
Joe Cortright argues for a new approach to the discussion about the country's dependence on automobiles: talk about responsibility, not morals.
City Observatory
5 hours ago
A Dallas non-profit has sued Texas Governor Greg Abbott over what it calls a blatantly racist law that allows landlords to refuse payment in federal housing vouchers.
The Dallas Morning News
6 hours ago
A new, interactive feature by The Washington Post endeavors to bring the point about the nation's crumbling infrastructure closer to home.
The Washington Post
7 hours ago
Strong Towns is rolling out an in-depth analysis of a controversial proposal in Shreveport, Louisiana to build a new connector for Interstate 49 North in the heart of the city.
Strong Towns
22 hours ago
The way Google predicts parking difficulty could make it easier to develop "smart city" applications in the future.
IoT for All
23 hours ago
Schools tend to get built on cheap land. Cheap land is often found near busy roadways—sources of pollutants that are harmful to the health of children.
The Center for Public Integrity
Yesterday
Rising land values has made some of the land Sydney, Australia's affordable housing sits on prime targets for redevelopment and gentrification.
South China Morning Post
Blog post
Yesterday
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
Yesterday
From warehouse to art studio to luxury loft: the SoHo model of industrial-zone gentrification has become familiar around the world. A team of New York-based designers developed a proposal for spreading the benefits of economic growth in these areas.
Soft City
Yesterday
On March 7, Angelenos will vote on Measure S, which would enact a two-year moratorium on denser development. State legislation introduced on Feb. 16 would require a two-thirds vote for these types of slow growth ballot measures.
Los Angeles Times
Yesterday
Solo drivers are down and transit commuters are up in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
In one of her first major decisions, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao deferred a decision on a critical $647 million federal grant to electrify the 51-mile San Francisco to San Jose Caltrain line, which would also be used by high-speed rail.
SF Gate
Yesterday
A UN conference in Quito Ecuador in October 2016 looked at housing the world’s growing urban population. The Conference resulted in a document and film advocating a more organic and disorderly urban form.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
Yesterday
Many households spend more than they can afford on housing and transportation, but the latest International Housing Affordability Survey is wrong to recommend sprawl as the best solution. Real solutions must reduce both housing and transport costs.
Todd Litman
Yesterday
The city of Austin is looking for ways to keep all eyes on the state capitol building.
Austin Monitor
2 days ago
Citing problems with the raised lanes on Market Street, the city walks back plan for raised bike lane on Polk.
CityLab
2 days ago
The Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) will set an vision for 20 years of growth at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
The Urbanist