News

5 min ago
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
1 hour ago
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
2 hours ago
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
3 hours ago
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
4 hours ago
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
5 hours ago
A closer look at the data reveals a country that continues to sprawl.
The New York Times
6 hours ago
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
7 hours ago
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
8 hours ago
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
9 hours ago
No one is really sure how many parking spots the United States contains, but estimates stretch up to 2 billion.
Doggerel
Yesterday
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
Yesterday
Focusing on the often-overlooked contributions of people of color to the built environment, Dr. Craig Wilkins from the University of Michigan shares his list of recommended reading.
Doggerel
Yesterday
Colorado's roads and highways are in poor repair—the state of transportation was even called a 'quiet crisis' ten years ago. The problems persist, as does the state's lack of funding to fix the problem.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
The Title V program makes the hard parts of solving homelessness—finding the money and the property—a lot easier. So why hasn't it been used at a much larger scale?
CityLab
Yesterday
A new interactive map feature launched by the Chicago Cityscape website maps all the zoning changes up for approval around the city.
Chicago Cityscape
Yesterday
Pro-housing activists in San Francisco are blamed for displacement of vulnerable communities because they support luxury housing developments. A report from the independent progressive website, Truthout, ties YIMBYs to the "alt-right."
Truthout
Yesterday
A recent report from the Urban Institute warns of potentially expanding catastrophe for affordable housing around the country.
Business Insider
Yesterday
The Los Angeles County metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced plans last week to undertake a review of the agency's massive bus system. The redesign will hope to address declining ridership.
The Source
Yesterday
Yes, planners have expertise to share, but according to this rather pointed critique, they also sometimes forget that other people do too.
CityLimits.org
Yesterday
Housing prices may fall 10 percent on average nationwide, according to a preliminary estimate commissioned by the National Association of Realtors, if the Trump Administration's tac code reform package becomes law.
Bloomberg
2 days ago
It's difficult to definitively link transit use with lower rates of obesity, but it makes intuitive sense. Here's another attempt, using county-level data.
Pacific Standard