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This month's election yielded mixed results on housing. The pros: a solid victory for pro-housing Mayor London Breed and two affordable housing measures. The con: likely more anti-housing sentiment on the Board of Supervisors.
The San Francisco Chronicle
2 days ago
The city of Phoenix will either have to raise the rate for waste removal int he city or cut programs like recycling.
Arizona Republic
3 days ago
Vancouver has committed to green stormwater infrastructure by approving a Rain City Strategy that establishes an Integrated Stormwater Management Plan for each watershed in the city.
Water Canada
3 days ago
The particulate pollution released by automobile travel can carry carcinogens to the brain, according to new research.
The Guardian
3 days ago
A development deal described as the most complex in recent Southern Nevada history is moving forward. The end result could be another digitally enabled city, in line with efforts in other cities like Toronto and TK.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
3 days ago
The story of how the autonomous delivery company Nuro has taken to the streets of Houston to map the city and test its concept.
The Washington Poast
3 days ago
A skyscraper proposed for land formerly owned by Tribune Media has been redesigned to assuage the concerns of neighbors.
Chicago Tribune
3 days ago
Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."
Curbed
3 days ago
The CBC News reports on a plan to charge more for sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to park in the Plateau-Mont-Royal borough of Montreal, following a model provided by other boroughs in the city.
CBC News
3 days ago
When a town doesn’t have a grocery store, it means people don’t have access to food. But grocery stores also play an essential social and economic role in rural places. Community stores are trying to fill in the void.
The New York Times
3 days ago
In the northwest part of San Francisco, a new park will link the Presidio to the popular Crissy Field.
San Francisco Chronicle
3 days ago
The National Transportation Safety Board has released documents related to the Tempe, Arizona, crash that killed a person, highlighting what went wrong with the driverless technology.
Wired
4 days ago
Vision Zero is an ambitious goal, but it's impossible if traffic safety ideas aren't tested and implemented on the street.
CityLab
4 days ago
Ellicott City, Maryland, a suburb located 12-miles from Baltimore with a historic Main Street that has experienced catastrophic flooding twice since 2016, offers a case study of the complementary effects of sprawl and climate change.
NPR
Feature
4 days ago
Elizabeth Gallardo is a planning associate with the city of Los Angeles, working as part of an ambitious effort to update the city's numerous community plans while also teaching planning courses at a nearby university.
James Brasuell
4 days ago
Maryland and Virginia have decided on a plan to widen the American Legion Memorial Bridge, connecting the Northern Virginia suburbs of McLean and Great Falls with Maryland’s Montgomery County.
WTOP
4 days ago
Despite efforts by federal regulators to curtail painted crosswalks, Cincinnati is moving forward with a unique program to paint murals on streets to slow traffic.
Smart Cities Dive
4 days ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
4 days ago
The idea of free transit is sold as a benefit to the environment and the city's most vulnerable residents in this editorial by the Kansas City Star.
Kansas City Star
4 days ago
Los Angeles is rolling out a street tree inventory to complement other sustainability measures included in its own Green New Deal. The focus is on underserved neighborhoods.
Smart Cities Dive
4 days ago
It's not suburbs vs. cities but inner vs. outer suburbs that determined the outcome of elections in Virginia last Tuesday that flipped the General Assembly from red to blue.
The New York Times