News

39 min ago
Recode reveals a radical idea for how Amazon could consolidate delivery services in urban areas.
Recode
1 hour ago
An in-depth feature in Architect magazine surveys the affordable housing landscape and finds architects, planners, and developers trying to find a better way through an inefficient system.
Architect
17 hours ago
There is good news in the most recent Federal Highway Administration Travel Trends report—if you look hard enough.
AASHTO Journal
19 hours ago
Along comes a developer, wanting to build something that doesn't conform to a 2013 plan, with the support of the local councilmember, and local stakeholders aren't happy.
PlanPhilly
21 hours ago
San Francisco is starved for ideas for ways to meet growing demand for housing, and skyrocketing prices. Here's a big idea: how about building space for some 20,000 new residents on Treasure Island, located in the middle of the bay?
The Architect's Newspaper
23 hours ago
The benefits of Prop 13's limit on property taxes will pass from generation to generation in California, at the expense of state and local coffers.
California Legislative Analyst's Office
Yesterday
According to Joe Cortright, a slowing pace of rent inflation in most large cities in the United States, combined with decreasing rents in many cities, shows how adding supply can help balance the market.
City Observatory
Yesterday
Sometimes it seems like Seattle and Amazon have a symbiotic relationship.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
Friday was the first day the public could walk into Los Angeles' new iconic skyscraper. The Wilshire Grand is noteworthy for more than just its height.
KPCC
Yesterday
The Pacific Northwest has a reputation for gloomy, rainy days. One, that's not true for the whole region, and two, it isn't stopping utilities from building utility-scale solar power.
KUOW
Yesterday
The two-thirds threshold proved to be no obstacle for Sacramento streetcar proponents in a special election held June 21, when at least 314 businesses owners voted to tax themselves to fund operations of the proposed streetcar.
The Sacramento Bee
2 days ago
Looking for a new laptop? Go to the building that resembles a laptop.
DNAinfo Chicago
2 days ago
Business interests are likely to clash as fisherman find evidence of the progress of Asian carp toward the Great Lakes. The Trump Administration delayed a study of the issue earlier this year.
AP via Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
People usually plant bamboo as a privacy screen, but it can quickly turn into an invasive nightmare for everyone else. Cities around New Jersey are passing regulations that allow the removal of bamboo if it gets out of hand.
North Jersey
2 days ago
Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin sent a clear message to commuters upset about traffic calming projects in his district: "We don’t have to lose one more precious life."
Los Angeles Council District 11
2 days ago
The city of Pittsburgh has ambitious plans for a $27 million cap park over Interstate 579, built to reconnect the Lower Hill neighborhood with the rest of the city.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
2 days ago
Last year, Alaska returned $2.6 million of its 2013 Transportation Alternatives Program funding to the U.S. Department of Transportation due to a shortage of eligible projects to fund, despite having four years to obligate the grant money.
Alaska Public Media
2 days ago
Planning for resilience might mean more than preparing for climate change, according to this opinion piece. Urban terrorism, in its current, tragic form, will require planners to prepare for the worst.
The Washington Post
2 days ago
The mayor of San Diego has acknowledged the ongoing crisis of housing affordability by pushing to make it easier to build housing at higher densities and with less parking. Marin County…not so much.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
2 days ago
Chicago's North Branch Framework Plan and Design Guidelines, approved in May, is already having the expected effect: big, flashy developments in the pipeline.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
Detroit will spend $4.3 million to buy land along the Detroit Terminal Railroad for the purposes of creating a 7.5-mile leg of the planned Inner Circle Greenway.
Detroit Free Press