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Blog post
2 hours ago

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
4 hours ago
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
6 hours ago
The Brookings Institution has announced a new "Moving to Access" initiative.
Brookings Institution
8 hours 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
10 hours ago
Disavowing the perils of NIMY-ism. The difference between stability and sameness and allowing a city to change
Modern Cities
Yesterday
Users of Portland's Biketown bikeshare system are choosing to rent bikes instead of driving.
The Oregonian
Yesterday
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
Yesterday
Paris and New York, seamlessly photoshopped together—that's a cause we can get behind.
CityLab
Yesterday
Hold my beer while I pedal this boat around Lake St. Clair.
Detroit Free Press
Yesterday
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
Yesterday
The cuts mean that China is on target to meet its coal power generation limit for year 2020. But even with the cancellations, China will have surplus coal power resulting in underutilization of renewable power due to preference for coal by utilities.
The New York Times
Yesterday
When we start to liken housing and neighborhood cycles to the kinds of predictable, unstoppable cycles found in nature, we may find ourselves in a dangerous trap.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Yesterday
Reports from inside the Trump transition are that the incoming administration will follow a budget blueprint laid out by the Heritage Foundation—public transit not included.
The Hill
Yesterday
An open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, signed by 276 architecture and design firms, argues that the country's new leader should build the economy by protecting the environment.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
Yesterday

A roundup of articles summarizing the final days of the Obama Administration, as well as a peek at Planetizen's eight-year archive of President Obama's policies in the world of planning.

James Brasuell
2 days ago
Age is only a number, they say. But that number is growing for the nation's housing stock, just like for the rest of us.
Realtor Magazine Online
2 days ago
It might seem obvious that vacant homes attract crime and other noxious elements to surrounding properties, but researchers are still working to quantify those external costs.
Next City
2 days ago
New "Data Sharing Principles," by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), provide guidance for municipalities hoping to make use of new data sharing opportunities.
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
2 days ago
Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.
Modern Cities
2 days ago
Seattle, which will be losing it's bikeshare program after just over two years, may wish to have San Francisco's problem: a second bikeshare company wants to enter the marketplace, though without permits.
San Francisco Examiner
2 days ago
A light rail extension that will reach South Phoenix took a crucial step forward last week.
KJZZ