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The state of Massachusetts has set a goal to add 135,000 new housing units over the next eight years. To achieve that goal, the state will provide incentives for cities that streamline development approval.
The Boston Globe
December 4, 2017, 10am PST
Vancouver, often cited as a model of transportation planning success, is very carefully considering the idea of a streetcar.
The Globe and Mail
December 4, 2017, 9am PST
San Francisco could become the first U.S. city to use demand-based parking rates citywide.
SFGate
December 4, 2017, 8am PST
Crude oil from Kern County's Belridge field will soon have a much lower life cycle carbon intensity thanks to new solar technology used to extract hard-to-get oil. The renewal of California's carbon cap-and-trade market made it possible.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
December 4, 2017, 7am PST
Once again, the ferry is remaking the Brooklyn waterfront. One hundred years after making Brooklyn Heights the nation's original suburb, it's spawning new developments along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. And the fare? Same as a subway ride.
The New York Times
December 4, 2017, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) plans to put 20 electric buses into their fleet and power them with en-route chargers.
Streetsblog
December 4, 2017, 5am PST
The Canadian census reports that transit ridership in Toronto has increased, but population growth means more cars are on the road anyway.
The Toronto Star
December 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Many high school and grade school students in Seattle have been riding the city's Metro for free during the school year, now to encourage ridership during the summer, the city has been offering steep discounts for riders between 6-18 years old.
Next City
December 3, 2017, 11am PST
Over taxed groundwater supplies are causing the ground to sink in the Central Valley. Subsidence has been identified in a new location, farther south than previous incidents.
Fox26
December 3, 2017, 9am PST
The Bay Area's cup runneth over.
The Mercury News
December 3, 2017, 7am PST
The Jade District on Portland's distant east side is a typical geography of wide streets and sprawl, but is also a relatively complete, self-contained community.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
December 3, 2017, 5am PST
There's nothing like the convenience of charging one's electric vehicle at home, assuming you have a garage, driveway, or your apartment building has a charger. California cities and utilities are working to increase EV infrastructure on all fronts.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Vancouver is famous for high-rises and a decidedly urban quality of life, but housing prices are still skyrocketing. A new ten-year housing strategy proposes a few drastic measures to rebalance the market's scales.
Vancouver Sun
December 2, 2017, 11am PST
The agency's report shows that inland-dwellers are just as likely as coastal types to be deeply affected by climate change.
The Courier-Journal
December 2, 2017, 9am PST
Like many of the country's sunny and popular cities, Denver is struggling to house its people. Accessory dwelling units, otherwise known as Granny Flats, could be part of a solution to that problem.
The Denver Post
December 2, 2017, 7am PST
Amazon isn't the only tech giant building a second headquarters. Google's new offices could change the way companies interact with cities for the better, if they want to.
CityLab
December 2, 2017, 5am PST
An article on Governing aims to spread the word about the Greenprint Resource Hub.
Governing
December 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Transit adjacent developments have their downsides when the transit is a diesel-powered commuter train, and the location is a stub-end terminal. Case in point: San Francisco's Mission Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2017, 1pm PST
After years of ridership growth, New York subways have seen a decline in passengers. Some see service failures as a reason for the slip.
The New York Times
December 1, 2017, 12pm PST
Researchers have created a digital database of archaeological sites in the U.S.—and thousands could be lost to sea-level rise.
Pacific Standard
December 1, 2017, 11am PST
A proposed 1.4 mile safety barrier may require additional review, and could further delay the project
MinnPost