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10 hours ago
Water managers all over the country are bracing for expected water shortages.
The Hill
3 days ago
Housing starts haven't ben this low in nine months, according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Reuters
3 days ago
California voters in November will have the opportunity to help repair the Friant-Kern Canal, damaged by subsidence, as well as invest in watershed conservation programs, by passing a citizen-initiated $8.9 billion general obligation bond measure.
The Sacramento Bee
3 days ago
Germantown has acquired many more wealthy residents without displacing many of its long-term residents or losing its diversity.
Next City
3 days ago
In post-bankruptcy Detroit, planner Maurice Cox and his interdisciplinary team are making vacancy an asset, revitalizing through preservation, and listening to residents who know the city the best.
Urban Omnibus
3 days ago
A signature-gathering campaign has expressed a desire to extend height and density limits in San Mateo.
The Daily Journal
3 days ago
Funded studies of the hyperloop concept are underway in the Midwest.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
3 days ago
It's been called a 'War on Fun.'
Vancouver Sun
3 days ago
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
3 days ago
Master the ins and outs of inclusionary zoning.
CityLab
4 days ago
A proposal for a facility that converts septic waste to compost will have to find another home, after a decision in Linn County, Iowa.
The Gazette
4 days ago
Funding allocations under consideration at the Puget Sound Regional Council give an indication of the region's public transit priorities.
Seattle Transit Blog
4 days ago
It started in Seattle with the Amazon Tax to pay for transportation and housing needs exacerbated by the city's largest employers. Last month, a Google Tax was placed on the November ballot in Silicon Valley. A landlord tax in Oakland could be next.
Bloomberg News
4 days ago
Cincinnati's bus riders are overwhelmingly black and poor, and looming deficits threaten to make service even worse.
Cincinnati Enquirer
4 days ago
As recently as a half-generation ago, California passed anti-immigrant laws, routinely elected Republican politicians, and wallowed in land use laws—like Prop. 13—enacted by conservatives. Manuel Pastor explains California's change of heart.
California Planning & Development Report
4 days ago
"Comrades, rejoice: In the face of the counter-revolutionary neo-liberal onslaught, there’s at least one arena where the people’s inalienable rights reign supreme: we embrace socialism for car storage."
City Commentary
4 days ago
The Los Angeles Transit-Oriented Communities program, which offers development bonuses in exchange for affordable housing in developments near transit lines, is the city's most successful affordable housing tool.
The Real Deal
4 days ago
The Broke in Philly initiative has created a map aimed at making it easier to access support and services for low-income residents of Philadelphia.
Generocity
4 days ago
The City Council will still have to approve the likely controversial idea of allowing accessory dwelling units citywide in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pioneer Press
4 days ago
A new report from the Urban Institute aims to demystify the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit.
Urban Institute
5 days ago
As City Council president, Ben Stuckart passed legislation to facilitate apartments and limit parking requirements. He hopes voters see the additional housing as a benefit.
The Pacific Northwest Inlander