News

56 sec ago
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
15 hours ago
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
16 hours ago
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
17 hours ago
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
18 hours ago
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
19 hours ago
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
20 hours ago
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
21 hours ago
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
22 hours 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
23 hours ago
Paris's most tourist-friendly neighborhoods are getting less dense: falling fertility rates, rising costs, and home sharing are all suspected as possible culprits.
Quartz
Yesterday
Access to healthcare and city or suburban lifestyles seem to be tied to a longer life.
Vox
Yesterday
If built, new protected bike lanes in Culver City, California would connect train riders to walkable downtown commercial areas.
KPCC
Yesterday
The "Monitoring Global Urban Expansion Program" gathers and analyzes data on 200 cities around the world. The "Atlas of Urban Expansion" presents the program's preliminary results.
Atlas of Urban Expansion
Yesterday
There is more than one new connection to LAX and the region's rail networks in the works.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Yesterday
When nature is integrated into urbanism, wellness surges. Hazel Borys looks at the benefits.
PlaceShakers
Yesterday
Gainesville turns contaminated land into a contemporary public greenspace to serve as the city's “Central Park."
Modern Cities
Yesterday
The history of the Chicago Cultural Center, "the nation's first and most comprehensive free municipal cultural venue," offers insight into the shifting relationships between culture, politics, and money in the third-largest city in the United States.
Soft City
Yesterday
As seas rise, San Francisco is looking to shore up its costal protection against earthquakes and extreme weather events.
San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
Yesterday
According to this op-ed, the city of Los Angeles is implementing a sweeping, yet almost completely unpublicized, effort to give historic status to tens-of-thousands of homes and properties across the city, without ever telling anyone about it.
Daniel Freedman
Yesterday
In his continuing look at places people can exercise - other than the gym - LA park planner Clement Lau writes about the popularity of indoor malls in winter climes for exercising adults and children.
UrbDeZine
Blog post
2 days ago
Today’s "Eco" or "Green" Urbanism movement has ancient, cross-cultural roots. This history is worth contemplating for lessons relevant to sustainable planning and design.
Dean Saitta