News

31 min ago
Fulfilling two campaign promises, President Trump conditionally approved two controversial pipelines to transport oil sands from Alberta and Bakken oil from North Dakota, certain to stir opposition from environmentalists and Native Americans.
USA Today
1 hour ago
From the mid-19th century to the early 1980s, playgrounds were designed public spaces that would likely horrify parents today. Swiss urban planner Gabriela Burkhalter has studied how these public spaces have evolved over the years.
CityLab
2 hours ago
We all know that pollution, like tobacco, kills! We also know that diesel fuel is extremely dirty. Unfortunately, until a few years ago, the automobile industry had deceived us into believing that diesel was as clean or cleaner than gasoline.
Cities of the Future
3 hours ago
Republican-sponsored congressional legislation would rescind a landmark achievement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development during the Obama Administration.
National Low Income Housing Coalition
4 hours ago
San Francisco's Business Council on Climate Change serves as a 'convener' between municipal government and the private sector to tackle issues related to climate change. Writer Andrew Wade spoke with the Council's executive director, Michael Parks.
Doggerel
5 hours ago
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt suggested that as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency he might not allow California to set its own stricter motor vehicle emissions standards.
Los Angeles Times
6 hours ago
A review and summary of Janette Sadik-Kahn's "Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution," by Bay Area architect and environmentalist Todd Jersey.
UrbDeZine
7 hours ago
The effects of tornadoes like those that touched in South Georgia on Sunday are exacerbated in areas where many residents live in mobile homes.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
8 hours ago
Gasoline consumption in the U.S. peaked in 2007, but began climbing in late 2014 with the decline in gas prices. Last year almost set a new record, but increases in gas prices, fuel efficiency and more EVs could reverse the direction—but when?
Oil Price
9 hours ago
A political feud over the image of the bicycle has just been resolved in the state of Uttar Predesh.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The city hopes to alleviate traffic in a popular corner of Downtown Las Vegas with an electric, self-driving shuttle fleet.
Las Vegas Sun
Yesterday
It may be the last U.S. contribution the fund sees for some time.
Grist
Yesterday
Just because a study says density is more effective than energy system retrofits in reducing emissions, doesn't mean that we have to settle for just one.
Grist
Yesterday
Some in Texas are worried about the structures that house Google's Fiberoptic Cables, complaining that the huts are ugly and take up too much park space.
San Antonio Business Journal
Blog post
Yesterday
There are still a lot of unanswered questions about the effect transportation network companies like Uber will have on mobility. Are we asking the right ones?
Steven Polzin
2 days ago
An editorial in the Dallas Morning News argues that Fair Park could be a vibrant part of the city if it were restored, and that the restoration could be financed in part by revenue generated from the park itself.
The Dallas Morning News
2 days ago
A Reuters' poll on a national infrastructure investment program shows some support for a plan similar to one suggested, though not detailed, by Elaine Chao, President Trump's nominee for transportation secretary.
Reuters
2 days ago
A lawsuit marks the latest twist in an ongoing legal battle over what conservationists consider one of the most important waterfowl sanctuaries in the country.
The Oregonian
2 days ago
An article notes the signs of change at the New York City Housing Authority, which has adopted its first-ever design guidelines in a renewed effort to deliver safe and healthy homes to residents.
Next City
2 days ago
Well, that didn't take long! Goodbye Obama Clean Action Plan and restrictive environmental regulations; hello shale oil and gas revolution.
Planetizen
Blog post
3 days 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