News

33 min ago
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
1 hour ago
The reviews were mixed on the first days of service for the highly anticipated BaltimoreLink bus system redesign.
The Baltimore Sun
2 hours ago
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
3 hours ago
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
4 hours ago
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
5 hours ago
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
20 hours 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
21 hours ago
Los Altos, California has erected a new roadblock in its ongoing effort to keep drivers from cutting through residential neighborhoods, beckoned by the popular navigation app Waze.
Slate
22 hours ago
A new state-of-the-art urban garden is for the 400 daily residents of a Dallas homeless shelter to maintain and enjoy.
The Dallas Morning News
23 hours ago
The Internet of Things is quickly taking over roads, even before cars start driving themselves en masse around the world.
The Detroit News
Yesterday
A new report by the insurance industry studying the relationship between crashes and legalized recreational marijuana sales found that crashes can be expected to increase by three percent. A news report from Denver questions their findings.
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
Yesterday
The oldest commuter rail line west of the Mississippi is also unique in another way—it lacks a dedicated source of operating revenue. Legislation has been introduced to allow Peninsula counties to vote to increase sales taxes by 0.125 percent.
The Daily Journal
Yesterday
In 2021, San Diego will open a northern trolley extension connecting its downtown and Golden Triangle. However, much of the route in between is barren and inaccessible. AIA-SD urges density and more effort to win over opponents.
UrbDeZine
Yesterday
Baltimore took a while to get rolling with new bike infrastructure projects, but now a new mayoral administration is rolling back recent projects around the city.
The Baltimore Sun
Yesterday
Recode reveals a radical idea for how Amazon could consolidate delivery services in urban areas.
Recode
Yesterday
An in-depth feature in Architect magazine surveys the affordable housing landscape and finds architects, planners, and developers trying to find a better way through an inefficient system.
Architect
Yesterday
There is good news in the most recent Federal Highway Administration Travel Trends report—if you look hard enough.
AASHTO Journal
Yesterday
Along comes a developer, wanting to build something that doesn't conform to a 2013 plan, with the support of the local councilmember, and local stakeholders aren't happy.
PlanPhilly
2 days ago
San Francisco is starved for ideas for ways to meet growing demand for housing, and skyrocketing prices. Here's a big idea: how about building space for some 20,000 new residents on Treasure Island, located in the middle of the bay?
The Architect's Newspaper
2 days ago
The benefits of Prop 13's limit on property taxes will pass from generation to generation in California, at the expense of state and local coffers.
California Legislative Analyst's Office
2 days ago
According to Joe Cortright, a slowing pace of rent inflation in most large cities in the United States, combined with decreasing rents in many cities, shows how adding supply can help balance the market.
City Observatory