News

55 min ago
South Korea's capital enjoys better stations and more complete coverage from a train system that gets less of its money from government subsidies and charges lower fares.
Mic
1 hour ago
The struggling, industrial South Bay city of Carson wants to shake its image as the site of Los Angeles' landfills and waste treatment plants. It has embarked on a $1 million overhaul of its general plan, despite having a $4.1 million budget gap.
Daily Breeze
2 hours ago
Austin has mostly been planning, designing, and engineering its streets the same way for 20 years. A new Street Design Guide would pave the way for a new era.
KUT
3 hours ago
Regulatory issues have delayed a proposed casino mega-development in South Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
4 hours ago
Faced with a worsening budget deficit, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) has decided to ask voters for a new sales tax levy.
WCPO
5 hours ago
Hand of Fate Brewing took over a closed Dollar General in downtown Petersburg, Illinois and became an anchor for the city.
Curbed
6 hours ago
Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood is getting more expensive and more white, and some in the neighborhood say the plan for a new apartment complex will further that trend.
DNA Info
21 hours ago
Urbanist Brent Toderian does not begrudge NIMBYs; he values them. In an interview with David Roberts of Vox, he explains that the problem doesn't lie with development opponents as much as it does with the decision-makers.
Vox
22 hours ago
Mayors Eric Garcetti and Robert Garcia pledge their ports will bring their carbon footprint down to zero by 2030.
Los Angeles Times
23 hours ago
To discourage users from peeing on elevators at Atlanta MARTA stations, new urine detection technology is being installed as part of rehab plans.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Yesterday
In Philadelphia, the William Penn Foundation has committed to help raise the last $10 million of the $225 million budget for a park over the I-95.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Yesterday
Having learned from a pair of recent controversies, the city of Atlanta is ready to study and draft a new tree ordinance.
Reporter Newspapers
Yesterday
Back when baby boomers were in their late 20s and early 30s, they drove a bike boom. It is now largely forgotten.
The Guardian
Yesterday
Couch Court in Portland's central city is one of those rare pieces of public right of way where pedestrians and people on bikes rule.
Bike Portland
Yesterday
The latest city to open up its coffers to support a professional sports team is Detroit, which will spend $34.5 million to support the Detroit Pistons in a move to the recently completed Little Caesars Arena.
Detroit Free Press
Yesterday
The Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation has announced the first winner of the "Map of the Month" contest.
Data-Smart City Solutions
Yesterday
Though the quick expansion of complete streets policies is worth celebrating, minority and low-income communities are still being left behind, and killed at a disproportionate rate.
The Urban Edge
Yesterday
Mountain View is an expensive place to find housing, in part because of Google itself. The tech giant plans to do something about the housing crunch, for its employees at least.
The Wall Street Journal
Yesterday
A record heatwave and the likelihood for more extreme weather raises alarm in Arizona.
The Arizona Republic
Yesterday
A new report by CBRE finds reasons to be skeptical of tales of the downfall of the suburban office market. Denver provides a compelling case study.
Colorado Real Estate Journal
2 days ago
Buffalo is considering policies to support affordable rental housing as demand rises. While inclusionary zoning is controversial everywhere, specific questions about the policy's effectiveness arise in cities with little to no population growth.
The Buffalo News