News

11 min ago
Gasoline consumption in the U.S. peaked in 2007, but also began climbing in the summer of 2014. Last year set a new record, but increases in gas prices, fuel efficiency, and more EVs could still reverse the trend. But when?
Oil Price
1 hour ago
The city hopes to alleviate traffic in a popular corner of Downtown Las Vegas with an electric, self-driving shuttle fleet.
Las Vegas Sun
2 hours ago
It may be the last U.S. contribution the fund sees for some time.
Grist
3 hours ago
Just because a study says density is more effective than energy system retrofits in reducing emissions, doesn't mean that we have to settle for just one.
Grist
4 hours ago
Some in Texas are worried about the structures that house Google's Fiberoptic Cables, complaining that the huts are ugly and take up too much park space.
San Antonio Business Journal
Blog post
5 hours ago
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the effect transportation network companies like Uber will have on mobility. Are we asking the right ones?
Steven Polzin
21 hours ago
An editorial in the Dallas Morning News argues that Fair Park could be a vibrant part of the city if it were restored, and that the restoration could be financed in part by revenue generated from the park itself.
The Dallas Morning News
23 hours ago
A Reuters' poll on a national infrastructure investment program shows some support for a plan similar to one suggested, though not detailed, by Elaine Chao, President Trump's nominee for transportation secretary.
Reuters
Yesterday
A lawsuit marks the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over what conservationists consider one of the most important waterfowl sanctuaries in the country.
The Oregonian
Yesterday
An article notes the signs of change at the New York City Housing Authority, which has adopted its first-ever design guidelines in a renewed effort to deliver safe and healthy homes to residents.
Next City
Yesterday
Well, that didn't take long! Goodbye Obama Clean Action Plan and restrictive environmental regulations; hello shale oil and gas revolution.
Planetizen
Blog post
Yesterday

Researchers have detected a disease threatening cycling infrastructure investment. Although city administrators continue to invest in living streets, until cyclists becomes self-aware, the automobile will continue to dominate cities.

Steven Snell
Yesterday
Central SoMa ("South of Market") in San Francisco will soon have a new neighborhood plan. Planners hope zoning changes will reap rewards in property values and public benefits.
Curbed SF
2 days ago
The Brookings Institution has announced a new "Moving to Access" initiative.
Brookings Institution
2 days ago
Many families cannot afford to live in San Francisco, where housing prices are high and houses fit for families raising children are hard to come by.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
Disavowing the perils of NIMY-ism. The difference between stability and sameness and allowing a city to change
Modern Cities
2 days ago
Users of Portland's Biketown bikeshare system are choosing to rent bikes instead of driving.
The Oregonian
2 days ago
A reduction of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) annual mortgage insurance premium rates was scheduled to take effect on January 27. One of the Trump Administration's first actions was to suspend the reduction.
Reuters via Yahoo News
2 days ago
Paris and New York, seamlessly photoshopped together—that's a cause we can get behind.
CityLab
2 days ago
Hold my beer while I pedal this boat around Lake St. Clair.
Detroit Free Press
3 days ago
A 20-year, voluntary, bottom-up, large-scale, long-term planning effort in Utah has managed to bridge the divide between Mormons and non-Mormons, environmentalists and mining interests, farmers and city-dwellers.
Politico Magazine