News

18 min ago
Thanks to the governor's support, there is reason for optimism that a plan to charge motorists entering Manhattan below 60th St. and toll the East River bridges will have a better outcome than Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan did in April 2008.
The New York Times
1 hour ago
The soon-to-be tallest building in the nation not located in New York City of Chicago has a structural issue that required a pause on construction. The issue is not expected to be catastrophic, however.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
2 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation and the state of Maryland are expected to sign a funding agreement next week for the Purple Line between Montgomery and Prince George's counties.
The Washington Post
17 hours ago
You might have been waiting for this article, and its many revelations about life inside the Department of Housing and urban Development, since January or November.
New York
18 hours ago
San Antonio is changing, and the city's land use regulations aren't living up to the desires of the city's communities, according to one local architect and planner.
Rivard Report
19 hours ago
San Jose officials are having a hard time finding a neighborhood that will welcome an innovative approach to housing the local homeless population.
The Mercury News
20 hours ago
The public sector and the private sector need a better system of incentives to deliver on the infrastructure and development investments necessary to prepare for climate change and other environmental threats.
Smart Cities Dive
21 hours ago
The new study determined that carbon forestry offsets, which allow polluters to reduce carbon emissions out-of-state rather than in impacted communities near large pollution sources, is a beneficial climate program.
The Washington Post
22 hours ago
Rather than focusing only on which streets are most dangerous, Boston officials asked which neighborhoods wanted safety improvements to slow traffic, 45 different communities around the city said they did.
Next City
23 hours ago
A 35-year-old law is not living up to its moniker, the 'anti-NIMBY law'. A bill co-sponsored by a group associated with the YIMBY movement would fine cities $10,000 per housing unit if they fail to comply with the law.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
Parting shots from the Great American Eclipse.
The Oregonian
Yesterday
A draft of the Downtown Atlanta Master Plan will be made public on September 13, 2017. The plan focuses on revitalizing the city's urban core.
Atlanta Intown
Yesterday
A key committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Shreveport, Louisiana approved a new highway through the neighborhood of Allendale, a historic but struggling neighborhood adjacent to downtown.
Shreveport Times
Blog post
Yesterday
The Confederate monuments debate invites a broader interdisciplinary conversation about the nature and planning of public commemorative landscapes and, by extension, the identity and soul of a community.
Dean Saitta
Yesterday
A new study details the locations where homeowners are likely to be "equity rich" or underwater. Homeowners in western states are more likely to be equity rich, but many homeowners are still recovering from the Great Recession.
Globe St
Yesterday
The infrastructure to support a future of connected cars and automated vehicles is one step closer to reality.
Government Technology
Yesterday
Saudi Arabia's government has made huge investments in the hopes of building new cities and districts to attract investment and tourism, despite past failures.
Bloomberg
Yesterday
SB 35 (Wiener) and AB 199 (Chu) make it more costly to build housing by requiring prevailing wages where applicable, pleasing construction unions but making affordable housing less affordable, opines CALmatters political columnist, Dan Walters.
CALmatters
Yesterday
There will be important functions in public space that are not always “art” whose value is not in proportion to their prettiness.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
Yesterday
A 33-year GIS professional lets loose his geospatial and population analysis skills on the occasion of a lifetime: today's "Great American Eclipse."
Great American Eclipse
2 days ago
Because of the coal power it displaces, solar and wind energy generated in the Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest has an outsized impact.
Vox