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After a San Mateo County Superior Court judge ruled that charter cities are exempt from the Housing Accountability Act, aka the anti-NIMBY law, the state stepped in to support the appellant, a YIMBY group that launched a "Sue the Suburbs" campaign.
San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
Housing deregulation for the sake of housing affordability made progress in both Democratic- and Republican-led states last year.
City Journal
4 days ago
A Pew Stateline article tackles the challenges of reducing carbon emissions from transportation compared to electricity generation and looks at recent initiatives announced by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee aimed at decarbonizing transportation.
Pew Stateline
4 days ago
The people living in urban heat islands are much more likely to be inhabited by low-income people of color, and the roots of the environmental justice issue can be found in planning history.
The Oregonian
4 days ago
The growth in transit rips in the United States over the course of the second and third quarters of 2019 can be traced to growth in two key cities.
CityLab
4 days ago
Renewable energy, both wind and solar, takes up a lot of space in places that aren't accustomed to industrial development. Policymakers need strategies and tactics for overcoming the inherent land use challenges presented by renewable energy.
Brookings
4 days ago
This performance ranking separates the fakers when it comes to reducing carbon emissions from transportation.
Streetlight Data
4 days ago
There's no draft rezoning plan for SoHo yet, but there's plenty of controversy.
Gothamist
5 days ago
The McHarg Center's "The 2100 Project: An Atlas for the Green New Deal" provides a series of maps an infographics to illustrate the way the United States uses land.
Visual Capitalist
5 days ago
In case anyone was getting carried away with the idea of fare-free transit, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has some cold water to pour on the conversation.
Houston Chronicle
5 days ago
The people sitting, playing, and enjoying themselves in parks aren't always representative of the population that live in the communities. Here are three examples of parks that succeed at inclusion.
Urban Institute
5 days ago
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed disappointment with a plan to build an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport in a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Crain's New York Business
6 days ago
The federal opportunity zones program is a double benefit in the state of Oregon, and legislators are wondering if the program is more effective in setting up tax havens than delivering investments in underserved areas.
The Oregonian
6 days ago
Vast amounts of tech money have transformed the city's commercial spaces in unexpected ways.
The Guardian
6 days ago
There have been wins. And there will be opportunities. All is not lost for the future of the planet.
Outside
6 days ago
The D.C. Department of Energy and Environment has read the writing on the wall.
Urban Turf
January 17, 2020, 8am PST
The 25-acre site will be vacant after the National Guard relocates, and a new report says a public development authority should manage the property.
The Urbanist
January 17, 2020, 7am PST
A new bill would grant the Wyoming Transportation Commission the authority to impose tolls on all lanes of over 400 miles of I-80 to fund infrastructure needs on the roadway.
CDLLife.com
January 17, 2020, 6am PST
Planners don't need fancy software to prepare for an uncertain future. Exploratory scenario planning promises a more aware, adaptive, and resilient planning profession.
Sonoran Institute via Vimeo
January 17, 2020, 5am PST
Along with other members of congress, one of the authors of the law that established the federal Opportunity Zones program has asked the Treasury Department to investigate potential abuse of the program. The Treasury inspector general is obliging.
NBC News
January 16, 2020, 12pm PST
While hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles are much less popular than their battery-powered siblings, California remains committed to the zero-emission technology, with three state agencies investing in and monitoring its progress.
CALmatters