News

8 hours ago
Latino Chicagoans are more likely to live in diverse neighborhoods than whites or blacks do.
Crain's Chicago Business
9 hours ago
The Honor the Nevada Enabling Act, proposed by Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nevada) to transfer some Bureau of Land Management property to state control, will not be brought to Congress.
Reno Gazette Journal
10 hours ago
Activists use plungers to unclog streets for bikers, as tide of active transit flows unimpeded across America's planes.
Omaha World Herald
11 hours ago
The Napa River's Oxbow bypass doubles as public park space and an outlet when the river floods. The project brought together local environmentalists and the business community.
San Francisco Chronicle
12 hours ago
Planning and art don't traditionally mix, but that's changing. Embedded at NYC's Department of Design and Construction, artist Mary Miss envisions public art as an infrastructural aid.
Next City
13 hours ago
Mayor Kevin Faulconer sees San Diego's Pure Water Program as proof of concept for other cities with uncertain water supplies. By 2035, the initiative aims to derive one-third of the city's supply from recycled wastewater.
Brookings
14 hours ago
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have released their annual "50-State Property Tax Comparison Study."
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
15 hours ago
Urbanites' complaints about gentrification have much in common with suburbanites' complaints about commutes. Scarcity due to the ridiculous amount of land zoned for single-family housing deserves as much blame for displacement as gentrification.
The Stranger
16 hours ago
Two of the highest-profile planners in the city of Atlanta, Tim Keane and Ryan Gravel, have teamed up to lead a creative visioning process that could help lead Atlanta to a new era of planning and development.
Atlanta
17 hours ago
Not all ideas are worth attention. What does the fact that ideas like Elon Musk's The Boring Company get so much attention say about the quality of civic discourse, or the potential for planning to improve the built environment?
The Baffler
Yesterday
If you needed another reason to provide safe routes for walking around schools, see the results of the Walking Classroom—on display in New Jersey and around the country.
NorthJersey.com
Yesterday
Apple employees began moving into the company's new headquarters in Cupertino, California in April. The moving process culminates a development process that launched in 2008 under the helm of Steve Jobs.
The Architect's Newspaper
Yesterday
A recent ruling by a U.S. district court could be a deathblow for the 16-mile Purple Line extension into Maryland, as well as for transit planning in general.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
The end of the era of the big box retailer is leaving landlords with the difficult task of finding new tenants for the large, empty storefronts.
Denver Post
Yesterday
When it refused to reconsider a 2016 ruling that mandated the state of Washington to broken culverts around the state, the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals put to rest a legal controversy ongoing since 2001.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
A closer look at the data reveals a country that continues to sprawl.
The New York Times
Yesterday
A week ago, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao indicated she would not sign-off on the $647 million federal grant for the $2 billion Caltrain electrification project. On Monday, she changed her mind.
The Mercury News
Yesterday
With a new high-rise under construction and even taller high-rise working its way through planning approvals, the Washington, D.C. area's building envelope is reaching new heights.
Greater Greater Washington
Yesterday
A New York Times feature details the re-emergence of the single room occupancy (SRO) unit in the New York rental market. Despite a stigma and an old-fashioned quality, the SRO is becoming a badly needed housing solution.
The New York Times
Yesterday
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
2 days ago
The only state where fuel cell electric vehicles can be leased is California where 30 hydrogen refueling stations exist now, with 100 planned to be in operation by 2020. Almost no public refueling stations exist elsewhere, but that's about to change.
The New York Times