News

11 hours ago
A report on the fiscal conditions of cities sounds alarms about potential challenges ahead.
Governing
2 days ago
In a new book, Hans Westlund and Tigran Haas argue that the global knowledge economy is radically reshaping urban development. Eventually, they say, it'll render meaningless our present notions of "urban," "suburban," and "rural."
Regional Studies Association
2 days ago
Other cities could learn from efforts to lower eviction rates in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Urban Institute
2 days ago
While resistance to protected bike lanes can be high, the economic and safety paybacks are substantial.
Greater Greater Washington
2 days ago
Urban design media mourned the passing of Robert Venturi this week.
The New York Times
3 days ago
Aided by state, local, and private support, the University of Texas at San Antonio is planning a major expansion of its footprint in downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Express News
3 days ago
Pulse BRT, the second BRT system in the state of Virginia, runs down Broad Street and offers a mix of best practices and practicality to push the mode beyond what many cities are able to realize.
Greater Greater Washington
3 days ago
A new state law meant to overcome local barriers to development is having its first big test run in Cupertino, California.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
The breach of the coal ash landfill by a former coal-burning power plant in Wilmington, North Carolina serves as a reminder that even after coal plants are shuttered, the by-products of the world's most polluting fossil fuel can still cause harm.
Utility Dive
3 days ago
The Washington Department of Transportation announced that Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct will close permanently in January 2019, with service switching over the tunnel Bertha built. The previous plan expected the switch to occur in the Fall.
Associated Press via Tri City Herald
3 days ago
Seattle shows how new buildings and new trees can be added to a city simultaneously—in fact, neighborhoods adding new buildings are maintaining its urban tree canopy while static single-family neighborhoods are losing trees.
Sightline Institute
3 days ago
Shocking news from the high-speed rail industry, as Brightline announced its purchase of XpressWest, which is underway with plans to link Las Vegas to Victorville, California and eventually to Los Angeles.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
3 days ago
Finding the right data in an ocean of open data takes some Googling.
Government Technology
3 days ago
New Orleans transit planners are working to extend the bus network deeper into the surrounding region, as was always intended.
The New Orleans Advocate
3 days ago
Even if widening highways enough to relieve all congestion were possible, it would only benefit a very small number of commuters, according to new research.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
4 days ago
A new era of civic-minded, urbanism-focused technology is here.
Kayla Matthews
4 days ago
The 760-acre North Branch Industrial Corridor could be a game changer for the North Side, but the Chicago Tribune wants to make sure that quality of life is considered along visions of economic development.
The Chicago Tribune
4 days ago
Pennsylvania legislation would make it harder for communities to regulate the new wireless network infrastructure.
PlanPhilly
4 days ago
A report from the Global Climate Action Summit on a looming deadline set by the Paris climate agreement: ending sales of new gas and diesel-powered light-duty vehicles by 2035.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
A new report on eviction data from Kansas City reveals systematic factors related to the housing crisis.
How Housing Matters
4 days ago
Since its passage 40 years ago, the controversial legislation has remained consistently popular with Californians.
CALmatters