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New Jersey Law Clarifies Local Housing Needs

Cities will be required to submit plans for creating sufficient affordable housing under a new state law.

March 25 - Route Fifty

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Guerilla Urbanism: Small Interventions, Big Impact

Citizen-led projects can lead to broader changes — if cities will listen.

March 24 - Congress For New Urbanism

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Public Transit Could Link Denver to Red Rocks Amphitheater

The venue, located just outside the city, currently lacks transit access.

March 24 - 9 News

New York City Subway

Opinion: Getting New York City’s Congestion Pricing Right

Improved transit service could make a major difference in how the program is received by New Yorkers.

March 24 - The New Republic

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Reimagining a Major Philly Street for People, Not Cars

The Ben Franklin Parkway was originally designed as a bucolic escape from the city. It could be that way again.

March 24 - Next City

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Report: Las Vegas, Houston Top List of Least Affordable Cities

The report assesses the availability of affordable rental units for low-income households.

March 22 - Urban Edge

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How New Federal Rule Could Impact EV Adoption

An adjustment to federal pollution limits will require a greater share of low-carbon vehicles, but the rule also gives automakers some flexibility in deploying electric and hybrid cars.

March 22 - The Hill

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‘Micro-Apartment’ Trend Underscores Housing Crisis

SROs are making a comeback under a new name as the housing supply remains strained and costs soar.

March 22 - Associated Press via Yahoo News

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NHTSA to Introduce New Female Crash Test Dummy

Modern crash test dummies have advanced features that account for different body types and genders, but government regulators have been slow to adopt the technology.

March 22 - ABC 7 Chicago

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California Lawmakers Push Transit Funding Bill

The proposed legislation would also encourage consolidation of regional transit systems.

March 21 - Courthouse News Service

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How to Improve Transit Accessibility

Over 13 million Americans face mobility challenges that limit their travel experience.

March 21 - Prism

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California Native Tribe to Co-Manage National Park Land

A historic agreement returns 125 acres — a fraction of the tribe’s historic lands — that will be used to build a cultural center and park facilities.

March 21 - The Guardian

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WHO Resource Database Links Planning and Public Health

The directory aims to help governments and organizations improve planning practices to build healthier, more resilient communities.

March 21 - World Health Organization

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The Mall Is Dead — Long Live the Mall

The American shopping mall may be closer to its original vision than ever.

March 21 - Governing

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Denver Canal Trail to Receive $100 Million Upgrade

The funding will support maintenance and repair projects along the 71-mile High Line Canal.

March 21 - 5280

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Report: 2.5 Percent of Infants and Toddlers Are Unhoused

A first-of-its-kind analysis reveals state-by-state trends in infant and toddler homelessness.

March 21 - SchoolHouse Connection

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Montreal Shatters Stereotypes on Cold Weather Biking

A combination of infrastructure, connectivity, and quality equipment has made the Canadian city’s bike share system successful despite frigid winters and challenging geography.

March 21 - Strong Towns

Silicon Valley

Eviction Prevention Program Sees Success in San Jose

Fighting a continued rise in homelessness in the region, a county program is successfully helping families avoid eviction.

March 20 - Bloomberg CityLab

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Building ‘Sponge Cities’

How China embarked on an ambitious national plan to capture stormwater.

March 20 - Wired

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RTA Calls for Bus Lanes on Chicago Bridge Project

The regional authority is asking the city to add dedicated bus lanes to a bridge over the Chicago River that serves a high number of bus commuters.

March 20 - Streetsblog Chicago

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