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19 min ago
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
NPR
16 hours ago
The U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday afternoon as administrator of the EPA, the same agency he sued 14 times in his capacity as Oklahoma Attorney General. He could not be more different than his predecessor, Gina McCarthy.
The New York Times
18 hours ago
Ghost bikes, sad, silent tribute to those killed while riding bikes, are more controversial than seems possible. The Chicago Tribune has a map that endeavors to track their locations around the Chicago area.
Chicago Tribune
20 hours ago
That's a small price to pay to bring a $150 million system to a standstill.
WCPO
22 hours ago
Proposed rules to enforce wider paths on Toronto city sidewalks for pedestrians and the disabled is creating angst in local operators of sidewalk cafes.
CBC
Yesterday
"Smell-mapping" is gaining attention from urban planners, data scientists, and nature conservationists alike.
Citymetric
Yesterday
In spite of a host of problems, over 1,000 parcels have been acquired and construction is occurring in nine areas in the Central Valley, centering on Fresno. Limited service from San Francisco to Bakersfield could begin in 2025.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
An expected congestion plan from Mayor Bill de Blasio won't include the tolling scheme proposed by the Move NY plan.
AM New York
Yesterday
The United Center, which is home to the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, will get a new elevated train station.
Crain's
Yesterday
Amazon Go stores started in the ground floor of an Amazon office building. The company is trying other retail experiments, like a drive-up grocery store, in Seattle, where executives can watch the experiments up close.
The New York Times
Yesterday
The citizen-driven campaign has garnered support from City Council.
The Denver Post
Yesterday
Los Angeles has approved new rules aimed at increasing accountability in the planning process—and at preempting a more severe approach promised by an upcoming ballot measure.
KPCC
Yesterday
In Ireland, there's one house for every 2.35 people. According to industry experts, that's twice as many vacant homes as a normal, healthy market should have. So why then is the country considered to be in a housing crisis?
The Irish Times
Yesterday
It's always good to be wary of wishful thinking, but it's also a good idea to consider of what the world might look like ten to 20 years from now.
Treehugger
Yesterday
Greater Greater Washington likes what it sees from the District Mobility data portal.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
An exemplary display of Minecraft prowess.
Chicago Tribune
2 days ago
Look on Seattle's King County with envy, fans of late-night transit service.
The Urbanist
2 days ago
Cleveland's rental housing stock is a public health risk, and the city is finally taking steps to launch a citywide inspection.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
2 days ago
A new report identifies key actions for the city of Portland to prepare for the certainty of a large earthquake.
The Oregonian
2 days ago
In a new article and accompanying policy brief, Arthur Acolin and Susan Wachter of Penn IUR write about their new research into the relationship between housing access and opportunity.
Penn IUR Urban Link
2 days ago
The Codes Study is updated! These are the cities that are rewriting their land use laws to promote wellness, economic strength, and environmental resilience.
PlaceShakers