News

7 hours ago
Planning is only one ingredient of the cocktail that produces new housing, but planning should bear in mind all the other factors influencing the process. Vancouver and Seattle provide case studies and sharp contrasts in housing outcomes.
Sightline Institute
8 hours ago
An apparent suicide stopped trains Tuesday morning at the Fullerton stop, which serves as a hub for Chicago's North Side transit. Prices for a ride from the area to downtown via Lyft reached triple digits.
DNA Info
9 hours ago
Latino and black communities are more likely to cite racial profiling or crime as a deterrent to cycling, according to a recent study.
Streetsblog USA
10 hours ago
UC San Francisco is using a Campus Facilities Improvement Association (CFIA) to help build its Mission Bay campus. Infrastructure financing wonk Jim Chappell explains how it works.
UrbDeZine
11 hours ago
Regular "emissions events" at Texas heavy industrial facilities cause a lot of unauthorized pollution. But few consequences mean the companies responsible don't have to crack down.
The Texas Tribune
12 hours ago
Changing the color of L.A. streets and growing out the urban canopy are part of a campaign to fight the heat island in and around Los Angeles.
Gizmodo
13 hours ago
The WIFIA federal loans program provides start-up capital to local water infrastructure projects. The program is designed to encourage experimentation and cost-effective construction strategies.
Brookings
14 hours ago
The projects proposed by a new report from the Regional Planning Association offer a preview of the Fourth Regional Plan, expected for public release in November 2017.
Politico
15 hours ago
An observant D.C. resident first noticed that a "secret" Capital Bikeshare station is no longer present on the White House grounds.
Washingtonian
16 hours ago
The Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria's latest edition has new instructions for reporting the emerging sector of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
Yesterday
Essential reading from Alissa Walker.
Curbed
Yesterday
The design proposal for the Triboro Corridor is speculative, but meant to inspire the conversation on one of the "4c" ideas at the heart of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan.
6sqft
Yesterday
Union Station in Los Angeles is featuring the latest in surveillance technology, meant to deter terrorists. The concern might also be that such technology is yet another impediment in the transit user experience.
ABC7
Yesterday
A study of the neighborhood and streets in the city of Houston finds that streetlights aren't always an effective crime deterrent.
The Urban Edge
Yesterday
The Jacksonville City Council's decision in 2014 to renew a six-cents county gas tax is paying big dividends for road construction in Duvall County, Florida. Every county in Florida has a gas tax from five cents to a maximum 11.9 cents per gallon.
The Florida Times-Union
Yesterday
The original purpose of President Trump's press conference were lost as the discussion devolved.
Smart Cities Dive
Yesterday
Is the bar for health risks in brownfield development set too high? Environmental attorney Richard Opper thinks so and argues the case in this opinion piece.
UrbDeZine
Yesterday
A town of about 20,000 people, located on the coast of Maine, and home to Bowdoin College has completed a new zoning code.
The Coastal Journal
Yesterday
In an underreported fact, it has rained every day since April 1 in New Orleans this year. The city is struggling to deploy stormwater infrastructure, however, and flooding overwhelmed drainage again this month, on the cusp of hurricane season.
The Guardian
Yesterday
The future of smaller cities could depend on figuring out a way to improve transit, perhaps not at the neighborhood or level, but at the corridor level.
Itinerant Urbanist
2 days ago
Some surprises and lots of blue-sky thinking are revealed in the new capital plan for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
San Francisco Examiner