News

Blog post
7 hours ago
Despite its medicinal benefits, cannabis will negatively impact the environment if we don’t plan accordingly.
Kayla Matthews
8 hours ago
Los Angeles' new Wilshire Grand tower is tall and impressive. But, in reality, it's about 100 feet shorter and perhaps less impressive than the arbiters of skyscrapers say it is. Whatever the definition, it might be time to quit venerating height.
California Planning & Development Report
9 hours ago
Operators of cranes, bulldozers, hoists, and all kinds of other heavy equipment walked off construction sites around the Philadelphia region earlier this week.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
10 hours ago
New subdivision planning and construction is expected to expand the footprint of the Louisville metropolitan area. The question is whether those new developments will protect or harm the beloved Floyds Fork.
Courier-Journal
11 hours ago
Transit commuters in New York and Washington, D.C. were understandably frustrated yesterday. One wonders when enough will be enough, and what happens then?
The Wall Street Journal
12 hours ago
JCF Capital ULC wanted so badly to reboot the branding at the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Toronto, it paid $6 million to start over.
Bloomberg Politics
13 hours ago
Innovation means different things to different people. For Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), a nonprofit that builds footbridges in the developing world, it’s a way to help people thrive despite limited resources.
Doggerel
14 hours ago
King County, Washington was once home to a large number of black homeowners, today the county lags far behind the rest of the country.
The Seattle Times
15 hours ago
For those who want it, the Netherlands is willing to share the fruits of its centuries-long relationship with the unruly seas. In Rotterdam, lots of local urban solutions are also on display.
The New York Times
16 hours ago
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is moving forward on a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system that connects Downtown Pittsburgh with Uptown, Oakland, and Wilkinsburg, with branches to Squirrel Hill and Highland Park.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Yesterday
In these cities, data on gentrification has been compiled to build mapping tools documenting the process. The hope is to identify neighborhoods where low-income residents are at risk of displacement.
Data-Smart City Solutions
Yesterday
Want to engage kids in your summer city planning projects? 12-year-old Roman Borys gives some pointers on how to host a Minecraft lounge in your downtown.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
According to a new study, the state's coastal lands are sinking at a quicker rate than previously estimated.
The Washington Post
Yesterday
Public-private partnerships between local governments and private contractors have the Trump Administration's favor. But in a "P3 market in its infancy," can they cut costs or simply line pockets?
The New York Times
Yesterday
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service gave a crucial green light for the intensely controversial and ambitious California WaterFix project, which would pump water around the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The Sacramento Bee
Yesterday
The reviews were mixed on the first days of service for the highly anticipated BaltimoreLink bus system redesign.
The Baltimore Sun
Yesterday
Contra Costa County, California, located in the East Bay Area, is looking for new incentives to get commuters to carpool through the congestion region. If only there were an app for that.
Government Technology
Yesterday
Debuted in 2015, Google's Project Sunroof is designed make it easier for homeowners to go solar. Now the tool is harnessing peer pressure to "create a social norm" around solar.
CityLab
Yesterday
It's been a mixed bag for viral sensation McMansion Hell. The same day as a feature video by The Washington Post, the news broke that the website is facing potential legal charges from real estate site Zillow.
The Verge
Yesterday
A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court this week could reframe the separation of church and state, especially with regard to the flow of public funding and aid programs.
The Atlantic
2 days ago
The former mayor of New York is launching the "American Cities Initiative." The initiative comes with a scathing critique of the federal government's treatment of urban areas.
New York Times