News

24 min ago
Large investment companies are betting against homeownership—by buying up homes in suburban areas and putting them on the rental market.
The Wall Street Journal
1 hour ago
Starting in May 2018: 17 daily round trips between New Haven and Hartford, including 12 trips continuing on to Springfield.
The Hartford Courant
2 hours ago
Art and culture tend to be integral to helping disenfranchised communities self-identify, develop their identities, and organize around place-based issues. But its presence can also be used be used by real estate interests to market neighborhoods.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
3 hours ago
These examples are specific to Washington, D.C., but many of the facts listed in this article will apply elsewhere, too.
Greater Greater Washington
18 hours ago
Not all property data maps are created equal.
Data-Smart City Solutions
19 hours ago
"A hungry world is not a just world," says one of the local residents quoted in this story about a community garden in Denver.
The Denver Post
20 hours ago
Does environmental justice need its own office to help vulnerable populations impacted by pollution, or can all divisions within the EPA address the issue? The Office of Environmental Justice, established in 1993, may be shut down.
ProPublica
21 hours ago
The city of Santa Monica increased in population by 6,500 between 1960 and 2010, while the rest of Los Angeles County grew by 60 percent over the same period. A debate over a new downtown plan that includes more housing was never going to be simple.
Los Angeles Times
22 hours ago
As it has already done with public lands, the Trump Administration is studying how to roll back environmental protections for the sake of the oil and gas industries. This time, marine sanctuaries are the administration's target.
KQED
23 hours ago
The city of Seattle has finally been compelled to maintain pedestrian infrastructure in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Urbanist
Yesterday
Mexico's capital city and the largest city in North America turned the new regulation into law earlier this month.
Streetsblog USA
Yesterday
Philadelphia is one of many American cities suddenly beset with declining bus ridership numbers, likely in part as a result of the popularity of transportation network companies.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
The New York Times opinion section includes a call for society, politicians, and business leaders to recognize the importance of maintenance.
The New York Times
Blog post
Yesterday
Elon Musk's vision for transportation networks made of tunnels and powered by magnets may or may not come to pass. But planners can still take a cue from his vision for infrastructure development.
Josh Stephens
Yesterday
The question of whether self-driving cars will make streets and roads a safer place for humans depends on whether technology can protect the most vulnerable users.
National Public Radio
Yesterday
The confirmation of David Bernhardt as Deputy Secretary of the Interior has upset environmentalists and advocates for public land.
The Washington Post
Yesterday
The city of San Jose has a mixed record of moving forward with land use changes that complement its existing and expanding transit systems.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
The argument in the headline, put more specifically: inclusionary zoning, fees, legal challenges, and minimum apartment sizes are counter-productive. The only policy that will add housing stock, is to make it much cheaper to add housing stock.
Sightline Institute
Yesterday
To secure needed votes to pass a vital cap-and-trade bill, Brown made a deal with California's Republican lawmakers that could cost him his legacy infrastructure project—the high-speed train from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
The Texas Legislature and executive branch is continuing to wage a battle against local control, this time pursuing a land use law that would undermine zoning code changes, such as the current CodeNEXT process in Austin.
Austin American-Statesman
Blog post
2 days ago
As planners seek to leverage public transit investments with enhanced first mile-last mile connections, it is critical that market analysis guide those initiatives and that impacts and cost effectiveness are part of the performance assessment.
Steven Polzin