News

10 min ago
Risk-management experts are seeking creative ways to finance resilience investments that prevent damage from natural disasters. Insurance markets, with their direct stake in protecting homes and businesses, can be key partners in this effort.
Doggerel
1 hour ago
The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) has partnered with veterans group to provide free transit to the city's veterans.
Kansas City Star
2 hours ago
A bill to ask voters in November to increase the state sales tax by 0.62 percent to fund transportation projects passed its first House committee March 22 on a partisan vote, with Democrats in support and Republican opposed.
The Colorado Independent
3 hours ago
In medium-sized cities and suburban areas, it's simply easier to drive your own car in most cases. But shared rides might still have a chance to catch on.
Mobility Lab
4 hours ago
As President Trump rolls back climate and energy regulations, many states are attempting to require utilities to get more power from renewable sources. Also, fewer states are attempting to reduce or eliminate renewable energy requirements.
E&E News [Subscription]
5 hours ago
The Greater Cleveland Congregations protested the Cavaliers Stadium renovation in front of Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert's Quicken Loans headquarters in Detroit.
Clevescene
6 hours ago
The satirical site The Onion produces a set of totally invented, not-to-be-rusted safety tips for riding a bike in cities. We're not sure whether to laugh or cry.
The Onion
Feature
21 hours ago
The Planners Across America series visits Maryland for an interview with Baltimore Planning Director Tom Stosur.
Josh Stephens
22 hours ago
Post-recession population growth in the United States looks a lot like pre-recession growth in the United States. As some have predicted or already noticed: the story of U.S. growth is still suburban.
FiveThirtyEight
23 hours ago
A Northwestern University study found that Chicagoans ran fewer red lights after cameras were installed, even at intersections that don't have cameras.
Chi.Streetsblog
Yesterday
By-right zoning is seen as a critical strategy to help solve the affordable housing crisis. Here's how to get the process correct.
Modern Cities
Yesterday
Sandy Springs, Georgia is rewriting the nuts and bolts of its planning process. A first draft of the city's new zoning code has been released in the hopes of finalizing a new code later this year.
Reporter Newspapers
Yesterday
A century-old dam on the Green River failed in November. Now it will be removed in March.
Courier-Journal
Yesterday
The Texas Senate has approved Senate Bill 2, which would require a vote to raise property taxes beyond 5 percent—lowered from the current threshold of 8 percent.
Dallas News
Yesterday
What if an algorithm could meet the needs of the economic system driving suburban housing development while also designing more diverse building types? One architect has already experimented with this provocative thought experiment.
Co.Design
Yesterday
University of Pennsylvania's John Fantuzzo, Katie Barghaus and Whitney LeBoeuf write about improving the evidence base for quality pre-k in Philadelphia.
Penn IUR Urban Link
Yesterday
The American Planning Association has been outspoken in its opposition to the cuts proposed by the, still speculative, budget proposed by the Trump Administration.
American Planning Association
Yesterday
In celebration of Water Week in the United States, as well as World Water Day, as celebrated by the United Nations, Brookings has complied a list of ten facts about water policy and infrastructure.
Brookings Institution
Yesterday
Two new express lanes in each direction of the 91 Freeway in Corona dubbed the Corona Crawl opened for traffic on March 20. The lanes connect to the 91 Express Lanes in Orange County, providing 18 miles for carpoolers or those willing to pay a toll.
ABC7 Eyewitness News
Yesterday
Deciding how to grow at the local level's not a red thing or a blue thing. It's a math thing. Ben Brown's got the lowdown.
PlaceShakers
2 days ago
Even if carbon emissions are reaching a "plateau," that still represents an unprecedented amount of the gas entering the atmosphere every year.
The Washington Post