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6 hours ago
Amazon's move to the Detroit area will bring 1,500 jobs to the region at the location of a demolished NFL stadium.
Crain's Detroit Business
2 days ago
Seattle would join cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. in taxing rides with companies like Uber and Lyft. Seattle would use some of that revenue to fund affordable housing projects.
Crosscut
2 days ago
The announcement was made Wednesday morning in a series of tweets by President Trump while raising cash from willing donors at several fundraisers in California. The formal announcement from EPA and DOT is set for Thursday.
San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
An initiative in the early stages in Toronto would require city planners, among other public officials, to more directly consider the needs of the female residents of the city.
CBC
Blog post
2 days ago
Cities significantly underprice their roads and parking facilities, forcing local taxpayers to subsidize out-of-town motorists. Municipal officials have an obligation to better manage these valuable public resources.
Todd Litman
3 days ago
A four-part series explores the shortcomings of transit politics and planning in Wichita, Kansas.
The Wichita Eagle
3 days ago
Denny Zane reminds policymakers that local, community-focused decision making truly trumps the 'top-down, one-size-fits-all' legislative approach to housing.
The Planning Report
3 days ago
San Francisco International Airport lies on 5,171-acres of land on eight miles of shoreline along the west side of the San Francisco Bay. Protecting the property from sea-level rise is becoming a more challenging, and expensive, task.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
In the aftermath of a battle around preservation of a Denver diner, local officials are considering changes to the city’s historic landmark law.
The Denver Post
3 days ago
An old-fashioned story of wealthy developers coming for the water supply of low-income farming communities is being reprised in Colorado.
The Denver Post
3 days ago
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is providing guidance for cities struggling to reckon with the sudden evolution of transportation modes in urban areas.
Smart Cities Dive
3 days ago
One of the more pro-development mayors in the country won't approve an ordinance that would expand the reach of affordable housing requirements for new development.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
3 days ago
A report on how to implement Vision Zero traffic safety improvements in the city of Minneapolis included an ambitious menu of options, including lower speed limits citywide.
Star Tribune
3 days ago
Density and diversity—where boundaries between spaces and uses are lessened—create more vibrant, livable places and more functional cities.
Fast Company
3 days ago
There are more rental units in the United States than ever, but fewer of them are available at low cost, so there are more cost-burdened renters than ever, according to new research.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
4 days ago
Efforts are underway in several Denver suburbs to quantify and respond to growing homelessness.
The Denver Post
4 days ago
Eve Kessler shares news of a new film from Streetfilms that documents the efforts of a neighborhood in Amsterdam to activate a street liberated from parking.
StreetsBlog NYC
4 days ago
A new plan released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provides technical and strategic assistance for the implementation of water reuse infrastructure around the United States.
WaterNewsNetwork
4 days ago
Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo will build the high-speed rail route connecting Houston and Dallas.
Houston Chronicle
4 days ago
California has made a practice of resisting changes to environmental regulations pursued by the Trump administration, but the latest legislative effort to protect the state's waterways was a bridge too far for the governor.
Sacramento Bee
4 days ago
Mark your calendars (but maybe use pencil).
San Francisco Examiner