News

13 min ago
Reports from inside the Trump transition are that the incoming administration will follow a budget blueprint laid out by the Heritage Foundation—public transit not included.
The Hill
1 hour ago
An open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, signed by 276 architecture and design firms, argues that the country's new leader should build the economy by protecting the environment.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
2 hours ago

A roundup of articles summarizing the final days of the Obama Administration, as well as a peak at Planetizen's eight-year archive of President Obama's policies in the world of planning.

James Brasuell
17 hours ago
Age is only a number, they say. But that number is growing for the nation's housing stock, just like for the rest of us.
Realtor Magazine Online
18 hours ago
It might seem obvious that vacant homes attract crime and other noxious elements to surrounding properties, but researchers are still working to quantify those external costs.
Next City
19 hours ago
New "Data Sharing Principles," by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), provide guidance for municipalities hoping to make use of new data sharing opportunities.
National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)
20 hours ago
Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.
Modern Cities
21 hours ago
Seattle, which will be losing it's bikeshare program after just over two years, may wish to have San Francisco's problem: a second bikeshare company wants to enter the marketplace, though without permits.
San Francisco Examiner
22 hours ago
A light rail extension that will reach South Phoenix took a crucial step forward last week.
KJZZ
23 hours ago
Poverty and inequality are bad things, but what happens when they coincide? A new study points to a startling increase in the number of U.S. counties suffering from both problems.
CityLab
Yesterday
Charles Marohn of Strong Towns makes the case that whoever's in the White House, simply increasing federal spending on infrastructure isn't the wisest move.
Strong Towns
Yesterday
With the federal funding situation uncertain, water utilities are left in widely varying financial positions. Comparing local utilities across six metrics paints a grim picture.
Brookings Institution
Yesterday
Vicki Been is leaving her leadership role at the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for a job at New York University.
Politico New York
Blog post
Yesterday
Walkable cities with strong downtowns are closing the economic gap with suburbia, while sprawling cities—even those with high population growth—are not doing as well.
Michael Lewyn
Yesterday
Those who live in Bloomington, east of L.A., face factories on all sides and a high incidence of asthma. Some feel polluters should be made to 'clean up their messes' with punishments rather than government funds.
Next City
Yesterday
The Quinault Indian Nation won a decision against the Contanda Company, which had planned to use the terminal to ship oil from Washington's Pacific cost.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) is set to begin construction on a centralized transit hub combining BRT, intercity bus service and fixed guideway public transit modes.
Modern Cities
Yesterday
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruled that existing technology allows for increased efficiency in model years 2022 to 2025. The 2011 rule to achieve 54.5 mpg by 2025 required a 'midterm evaluation' to see if the final target was achievable.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
Yesterday
Kaiser Permanente Northwest has taken action in the fight against homelessness—acknowledging that adequate healthcare is impossible for people living on the streets.
The Oregonian
Feature
Yesterday
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
2 days ago
The Obama Administration's Department of the Interior released their report on coal mining on federal lands just days before the Trump team takes office.
The New York Times