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35 min ago
By-right zoning is seen as a critical strategy to help solve the affordable housing crisis. Here's how to get the process correct.
Modern Cities
2 days ago
In contrast to other California cities, seaside Santa Barbara is successfully reducing its homeless population. Local advocates cite a tight-knit network of service providers.
Pacific Standard
2 days ago
While much has been made of the suburban shopping mall's decline, successful urban retail spaces are taking their inspiration from the humble city street.
The Guardian
2 days ago
An Star Tribune analysis finds residents in the Twin Cities region are generously supporting the transportation infrastructure spending of the rest of the state.
Star Tribune
2 days ago
A common refrain among politicians who oppose bike infrastructure investments is that people who bike don't pay for those projects. What's a bike advocate to do?
Urban Milwaukee
2 days ago
Fast Company recently recognized the best ideas in social impact.
Fast Company
2 days ago
An online tool released three weeks ago by the Chicago Federal Reserve allows a more nuanced comparison between peer cities.
Forbes
2 days ago
A Redfin analysis reveals the U.S. metro area where access to transit translates most directly to property value.
Builder
2 days ago
What happens when SXSW stops being polite, and starts getting real?
Next City
2 days ago
A land use attorney and planning instructor at MIT and Harvard University takes to the pages of The Boston Globe to explain planning to the audience of a new era.
The Boston Globe
2 days ago
A bill currently in committee in Oregon would raise revenue for the state's housing accounts by ending a subsidy used only by residents who own more than one property around the state.
Statesman Journal
3 days ago
With increasing awareness and discussion about the gender gap apparent across most of Corporate America, this article explores how the Architecture and Engineering industry is seeking to close the gap and empower women.
Doggerel
3 days ago
President Trump's budget for 2018 has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency take the steepest hit—31 percent. Funding for two vital programs, the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative and Chesapeake Bay Program, will have their funds eliminated.
E&E News [Subscription]
3 days ago
The Salton Sea is drying up, and California is poised to spend $383 million to keep that from happening. At stake are Colorado River water negotiations between California, Arizona, and Nevada.
The Desert Sun
3 days ago
HUD has a complicated and controversial history, and it's all coming into play as the Trump Administration proposes funding cuts and installs problematic leadership.
Curbed
3 days ago
The first and only federal regulation overseeing the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing on federal lands has been withdrawn upon orders issued by Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior.
E&E News [Subscription]
3 days ago
Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are a growing factor in the demand for new housing. In the long term (or sooner), the Trump Administration's hard line on newcomers could lead to instability for the rest of us.
The Guardian
3 days ago
Washington, D.C. is looking to cut back on one of the incentives that inspire commuters to drive to and from work.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
While what exact form it will take is uncertain, the idea of a circulator running a loop through Downtown Boise is gaining support.
Boise Weekly
4 days ago
The city of Seattle is hard at work planning a significant expansion to RapidRide bus service.
The Urbanist
4 days ago
This year, Cairo is estimated to grow by half a million people, but the city's economy is not keeping pace to support all of them.
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