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EPA Drops More Civil Rights Investigations
A lawsuit that halted an investigation in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’ is having a chilling impact on other environmental justice cases.
Newark Holds First Round of Lottery for $1 Houses
A program aimed at boosting local homeownership offers city residents entry into a lottery to purchase city-owned properties for $1.
How a National Zoning Atlas Can Clarify a Legal Patchwork
A massive effort is underway to compile local zoning regulations and other laws that impact how and where housing is built.
Berkeley Bus Bench Activists Shame City Into Action
Two residents are building and placing wooden benches at bus stops that lack seating. The city has replaced at least one with a permanent bench.
Nebraska Considers State Zoning to Increase Housing Density
The bills would require cities to adopt zoning regulations to allow duplexes and ADUs.
A Long-Lost Federal Speed Limit Rule Would Save Thousands of Lives
After the federal government set maximum highway speed limits at 55 miles per hour, states spent decades undermining the rule.
Revitalizing Suburban Office Space
Suburban office buildings are also losing tenants, but face some unique challenges compared to their urban counterparts.
Austin Freeway Expansion Fight Continues
Opponents of the project have filed another lawsuit in hopes of halting the widening of Interstate 35.
Walkability Report Ranks NYC #1; Others May Surprise You
More surprising entries on the list include Houston and Los Angeles.
How Hot Will 2024 Get?
Experts predict summer temperatures could surpass 2023’s record heat waves, prompting cities to plan mitigation measures.
Report: Just 7 Percent of Homes for Sale Affordable to Black Households
The affordability crisis continues to impact American households across the board, with 16 percent of listings affordable to the average household.
Judge Halts Permits for Beverly Hills Home Renovations Over Lack of Affordable Housing
The city is two years late in developing a housing plan that is compliant with state laws.
Minnesota Awards Active Transportation Grants
The grants are aimed at helping cities create action plans for improving their bike and pedestrian networks.
Chicago Rail Will Allow Bikes on All Trains
Metra will make its Covid-era bike policy permanent and install bike racks to accommodate more bikes on train cars.
How To Limit Urban Noise
Environmental noise can pose serious health risks ranging from sleep disruptions to higher blood pressure.
Church Housing Movement Takes Hold in Virginia
A Richmond-based congregation plans to build over 200 units on its property, and a proposed state law could lead to more projects like it.
Boston Cap Park Closer to Reality
The proposed Dorchester Greenway would create a new linear park above part of the Red Line subway.
California Housing Advocates Closely Watching Bay Area Rezoning Deadline
California’s reaction to cities that fail to submit compliant zoning plans could reverberate across the state as other regions near their deadlines.
Climate Change Concerns Rising Among Americans
More Americans than ever agree climate change is happening—but fewer agree on what to do about it.
Phoenix Light Rail Extension Opens Two Years Early
Valley Metro’s Northwest light rail extension brings the Phoenix light rail system to a total of 30 miles.
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