News

29 min ago
Have NIMBYs and YIMBYs arguing in your neighborhood? Scott Doyon talks residential development.
PlaceShakers
Feature
1 hour ago
The path to business success occasionally passes through the garage—famously demonstrated by industry titans like Amazon or Hewlett Packard. Zoning codes should encourage, not obstruct, these kinds of American success stories.
Olivia Gonzalez
2 hours ago
From train cars to buses, a new study finds that buying American adds cost.
The Hill
Blog post
3 hours ago
Since its inauguration in 1975, San Francisco’s United Nations Plaza has not served its intended purpose.
Linda Day
4 hours ago
The longstanding trend in Texas of permitting more single-family homes than multi-family developments looks to be accelerating.
Houston Chronicle
5 hours ago
Transport for London has responded to customer requests for a new accessibility measure: a map to help riders avoid long tunnels.
Metro Magazine
20 hours ago
Mobility Lab, the Chilton Media Group, and Vox have produced a new video on the price of parking, and "how we have historically done it all wrong" in the United States.
Mobility Lab
21 hours ago
As America's VMT returns to record highs, more of the miles are coming from cities than ever before.
Slate
22 hours ago
A long-awaited BART extension into San Jose, California is also bringing major development interest of the transit-oriented variety.
The Mercury News
23 hours ago
The news that the Trump Administration hired a former party planner to oversee HUD's New York and New Jersey office went viral in June. The hire has already had an effect on affordable housing policy in Westchester County, New York.
lohud
Yesterday
The nation's only state-run, market-based program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will continue until 2031 without fear of litigation, as it passed with the required two-thirds supermajority needed for tax increases, along with two related bills.
Planetizen
Yesterday
Many argue that bikes save cities millions by lessening pollution, improving public health, and opening up space that would otherwise be taken by cars and parking, but some counter it's too hard to ticket bikers when they don't have licenses.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
Look no further than the American Southwest for signs that human ingenuity is no match for the ability of the planet to reassert its power.
Pacific Standard
Yesterday
The CodeNext project of updating the city of Austin's zoning code and land use policies has faced a controversial and protracted period of public scrutiny. The Allandale neighborhood provides a case study.
Austin American-Statesman
Yesterday
"Healthy Ride," the bikeshare system launched in Pittsburgh in 2015, is looking to improve on sagging performance.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Yesterday
The city of New Orleans recently launched a new 20-year transit planning process.
The Times-Picayune
Yesterday
According to an article by Dan Diamond, the Cleveland Clinic is a worldwide success story, but the community surround the hospital "remains mired in poverty."
Politico
Yesterday
A critique of a proposed "smart cities" development in Mumbai reveals how much work remains in providing the resources and maintaining the rigor to built sustainable, resilient, liveable cities.
The Conversation
Yesterday
Activists organized to save their downtown San Diego neighborhoods from the NFL Chargers' stadium proposal. Their defense strategy? A fine-grained community plan with no stadium. In the process, they came upon the idea of a promenade and a "Nudillo."
UrbDeZine
Yesterday
Some well-meaning urbanists try a place-making-in-a-box approach. Their efforts would resonate more if they took the neighborhood’s history and culture into account.
Streetsblog LA
2 days ago
Without an automatic adjustment for gas taxes, revenue from the tax declines due to increasing fuel efficiency standards while road maintenance and construction costs increase due to inflation. Witness Wisconsin's woes.
WUWM (Milwaukee Public Radio)