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14 hours ago
The environmental assessment for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, released on February 15, 2019, promises to be controversial.
The Oregonian
5 days ago
The complicated process of redesigning the numerous bus systems operating in and around Washington, D.C. is expected to yield a draft plan in March of this year.
WTOP
5 days ago
"Neighborhoods at Risk" offers new tools for illustrating the threats posed to communities by climate change.
Headwaters Economics
5 days ago
Make no unbingeable television, or something like that.
Variety
5 days ago
A new bill in the Oregon Legislature, technically called a "legislative concept," would set up a California-style cap-and-trade program, calling for steep greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2035 and 2050.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
5 days ago
A new survey finds growing support for transit oriented development among San Francisco residents.
San Francisco Chronicle
5 days ago
The city of New Orleans is pushing the state to allow property tax relief in neighborhoods where housing values are soaring—the proposal is designed to stabilize neighborhoods undergoing rapid investment and transformation.
The New Orleans Advocate
5 days ago
Chicago is the home of a political movement to protect birds from the hazards presented by glass-sheathed modern buildings.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
State legislators want counties to be able to veto toll projects proposed by Governor Larry Hogan.
The Washington Post
5 days ago
A decade ago it seemed like biking and walking was making a comeback that could change the commuting culture of the United States.
Streetsblog USA
6 days ago
Monday marked the first time King County Metro Transit has deployed its almost-decade-old plan to deal with winter conditions.
The Seattle Times
6 days ago
Until last week, it was illegal to live in a car in San Diego.
San Diego
6 days ago
A new study calls for "universal auto access" to combat poverty. It recommends subsidizing auto ownership or access for those who are economically unable to afford the high cost of owning, maintaining, and operating a personal motor vehicle.
CityLab
6 days ago
The new linear park will use land under the city’s elevated rail tracks. Worries, however, are emerging about the effects the project will have on surrounding communities, particularly related to affordable housing.
Next City
6 days ago
As major cities draw in wealth and population, midsized metros may be getting less attention than they deserve. After all, many of their economic, demographic, and political challenges resemble those of the nation as a whole.
Brookings
6 days ago
The opposition to the idea of Amazon locating one of its second headquarters locations in New York City has given the company pause, according to a recent scoop.
The Washington Post
6 days ago
Assembly and Senate Republicans agree that the best way to fill the transportation funding gap is to add tolls to existing highways and bridges, yet they won't add toll infrastructure funding to the budget. A gas tax could be implemented immediately.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
6 days ago
It's hard to connect zoning to planning and development outcomes at a national level because very little data exists at that scale.
Urban Institute
6 days ago
The Green New Deal is far from the law of the land, but if this nation were to adopt the legislative agenda proposed by congressional Democrats, it would (and should) have major implications for planning practice.
Slate
Feature
6 days ago
A report on the current state of Internet technologies, policies, and content management systems adopted by 600 cities across the United States, including recommended steps cities should take to improve technology assets in 2019.
William Riggs, Chris Steins, Shivani G. Shukla
February 10, 2019, 1pm PST
Plans to extend the Sound Transit light rail system are moving forward. Elected officials have a big choice to make that will determine the cost and scope of the projects.
The Urbanist