News

58 min ago
Randall Arendt looks at how communities can achieve results similar to Form-Based Codes through a simpler set of form-based design standards (FBDS).
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
1 hour ago
Amazon's Treasure Trucks hawk everything from GoPros to poke bowls and Harry Potter books.
Modern Cities
2 hours ago
Beloved as it is, Dodger Stadium did not come easily to Los Angeles. Its development was fraught with protests, political rivalries, and debates over public investment and urbanism. Those debates continue today.
California Planning & Development Report
3 hours ago
While reduced from current levels, the House Appropriations Committee budgeted far more than what President Trump had proposed, but they agreed with him to eliminate the TIGER grant program and reduce transit investments, though by a lesser amount.
The Hill
4 hours ago
Millennials have lower rates of home ownership, and higher tuitions are partly to blame.
Bloomberg
20 hours ago
The National Park Service is looking for solutions to overcrowding at its most popular parks. The idea of an online reservation system might get its first test in Utah.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
22 hours ago
Chicago's Metra has the resources to create frequent transit for a large swath of the South Side. Instead, their plan supports only the most fortunate along that train line.
South Side Weekly
Yesterday
Faced with "mounting costs" due to the impacts of climate change, a collection of coastal communities in California have taken legal action against the fossil fuel industry.
Associated Press via KPCC
Yesterday
New York's ability to feed itself with locally grown urban agriculture is only being partially realized. Better planning, specific to urban agriculture, would help.
The Wall Street Journal
Yesterday
Rents and prices are going up for basically every kind of housing unit in Alexandria, Virginia. The city's commitment to the preservation of subsidized housing is no match.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
A few ideas on how advertisements could do a better job of selling public transit to the public.
Mobility Lab
Yesterday
A new CincyInsights dashboard shows recycling participation rates all over the city.
City of Cincinnati
2 days ago
A car spends 95 percent of the time parked, and only 5 percent of its time in use. The huge amount of space that system requires is made "intuitively and accessibly" comparable by the What the Street project.
Fast Company
2 days ago
Mayor Gimenez is citing frugality as the reason behind a decision that favors bus rapid transit over an earlier proposal for new rail lines.
The Miami Herald
2 days ago
Opponents of red light cameras have achieved a major victory against the Rahm Administration in Chicago.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
The rapidly growing and urbanizing continent of Africa offers lessons in property tax.
At Lincoln House
2 days ago
The Citymapper "smart bus" system will rely on the power of data to meet transit service demand in London.
The Verge
2 days ago
The city of Richmond has decided to turn potential to reality by approving, among other big transit changes, five new bus rapid transit routes.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
A new map presents two scenarios: the temperature in 2100 if recent emissions trends continue unabated, and the temperature in 2100 with moderate emissions cuts.
Climate Central
2 days 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
3 days 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