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36 min ago
A $32 million infrastructure project in downtown Chicago to create dedicated bus lanes and improve bus shelters is done, but the city of Chicago and its police are not enforcing the laws they made to make that system run.
NBC Chicago
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
3 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
3 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
3 days ago
The West's largest coal power plant and two Ohio coal plants will be closing, and the coal mines that supply them may shutter as well. The Arizona utility "is tired of overpaying for power," words that surely the president should understand.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
3 days ago
A new feature-length documentary film raises the question of whether public transportation is a civil rights issue.
Mass Transit
3 days ago
The North Dakota House of Representatives rejected a law designed to make it easier for drivers to run over protestors.
OpenVote News
3 days ago
Had federal authorities acted on the motion filed by three environmental groups in October 2005, nearly 200,000 people in three counties would not have been forced to evacuate due to a poorly constructed emergency spillway for Oroville Dam.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
Mayor Bill de Blasio's recent State of the City address broke with tradition and voiced an impassioned plea regarding to housing affordability.
Politico New York
3 days ago
The care that goes into each Little Free Library makes each example special and unique. A little architectural expertise can't hurt either.
Quartz
3 days ago
Six regions have been selected for funding as part of the Strong, Prosperous and Resilient Communities Challenge, or SPARCC. A local news outlet reports on the potential benefits of the program for Atlanta.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
3 days ago
Initial data from the National Safety Council (NSC) suggest that more than 40,000 Americans died on the country's roads in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
The Hill
4 days ago
With a shrinking population, Gary, Indiana is faced with the prospect of having more park space than it knows what to do with.
NWI.com
Blog post
4 days ago

Swings in weather-related fortunes will continue to push to unprecedented extremes, in California, in Texas, in Boston, in Long Island, in Louisiana, and everywhere else.

James Brasuell
4 days ago
"Buses should be cool!" transit advocates continue to yell into an uncaring oblivion.
Boston Globe
4 days ago
Seattle's bikeshare found itself in a negative feedback loop of low ridership, lean revenue, and limited facilities.
CityLab
4 days ago
This summer, commuters may have another option for moving around Dubai as a pilotless drone is prepared to shuttle passengers around the city.
Dezeen
4 days ago
The Atlanta Braves are decamping for the suburbs this spring.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
4 days ago
Community partnerships can be an effective way to accomplish shared goals. What are the factors that make some partnerships more effective than others?
Community Builders
Blog post
4 days ago

The dust from the November election is far from settled, but Los Angeles is already headed back to the ballot box in March. The big ticket item for planning in the city: Measure S, also known as the Neighborhood Integrity Initiative.

James Brasuell
4 days ago
Funding for a feasibility study is always one thing. Funding for a project is always something else.
The Washington Post