News

3 min ago
Forty years ago, the Bronx was burning. But now gentrification is well underway, and one big developer is encountering pushback. Holding a "Bronx is burning" promo event probably didn't help.
NPR Cities Project
2 hours ago
Baltimore tore down its Confederate monuments, now they have an opportunity to showcase the city's artists.
CityLab
4 hours ago
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger
6 hours ago
Recently, the Department of Justice announced it would investigate college affirmative action programs for discrimination against whites. More recently, HUD announced that it was suspending an Obama-era rule meant to prevent segregation.
UrbDeZine
21 hours ago
The Night Mayor, a position first created in Amsterdam, has been taken up by cities around the world, first in Europe and now in more and more American cities.
Governing
22 hours ago
Fans of public transit rejoice. A new infographic explores the rolling stock of most of the major cities in the United States and Canada.
CityLab
23 hours ago
No one's suggesting that freeways will be converted to tollways, but a pattern is emerging that when freeways are widened, express lanes, financed in part by user fees, are being added rather than mixed-flow lanes. Case in point: the Inland Empire.
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
Yesterday
Missoula, Montana is home to seven craft brewers, and two more are in the works. The small town has seen development and jobs from these local businesses, but some fear market saturation.
CityLab
Yesterday
The city of Houston and Texas Central Partners signed an MOU this week that details how some of the work on the high-speed rail project will proceed.
Houston Chronicle
Yesterday
A new pilot project doesn't have the funding to upend the housing market in one of the most expensive markets in the country, but it does set a precedent of support for new housing models.
Curbed Los Angeles
Yesterday
Chicago's cashless transit payment system (Ventra) could pay for Divvy Bike rentals in the city according to city officials.
Chicago Sun Times
Yesterday
Public spaces are full of monuments to a rebellion fought to maintain slavery.
Quartz
Yesterday
London's Crossrail promises faster commutes and neighborhood revitalization in a global economic hub. But what if Brexit puts a damper on that future?
The New York Times
Yesterday
Changes to the BRTData.org criteria means fewer systems and corridors are considered to bus rapid transit.
The City Fix
Yesterday
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
Sightline Institute
Yesterday
An apparent suicide stopped trains Tuesday morning at the Fullerton stop, which serves as a hub for Chicago's North Side transit. Prices for a ride from the area to downtown via Lyft reached triple digits.
DNA Info
Yesterday
Latino and black communities are more likely to cite racial profiling or crime as a deterrent to cycling, according to a recent study.
Streetsblog USA
2 days ago
UC San Francisco is using a Campus Facilities Improvement Association (CFIA) to help build its Mission Bay campus. Infrastructure financing wonk Jim Chappell explains how it works.
UrbDeZine
2 days ago
Regular "emissions events" at Texas heavy industrial facilities cause a lot of unauthorized pollution. But few consequences mean the companies responsible don't have to crack down.
The Texas Tribune
2 days ago
Changing the color of L.A. streets and growing out the urban canopy are part of a campaign to fight the heat island in and around Los Angeles.
Gizmodo
2 days ago
The WIFIA federal loans program provides start-up capital to local water infrastructure projects. The program is designed to encourage experimentation and cost-effective construction strategies.
Brookings