High-tech manufacturing is seen as a "clean" industry and cities court such companies, but there is a growing awareness of dangerous chemicals used in this industry.
A community in Irwindale, CA, is concerned about a new plant moving to a site within 1,300 feet of two schools and a residential area. The plant is a high-tech manfacturing facility for a respected company with an excellent safety record. But the community is concerned of the health risks of dangerous chemicals used in the manufacturing process. "Would this have happened in West L.A?" asked Jim Blumquist. "We feel the company and the city of Irwindalehave not been very straightforward with the risks to the community." High-tech manufacturing is generally seen as a "clean" industry without smokestacks and cities court such companies, but there is a growing awareness of dangerous chemicals used in this industry.
Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan
The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
European Cities Act on Density
The sprawling mass of suburbia has been a disaster for the environment. But now smaller, denser cities herald a renaissance in city living.
Nashville Sets Downtown Parking Maximums
Nashville is the latest city to enact a substantive change to the parking requirements set by the city’s zoning code—doing away with parking minimums and setting parking maximums in the city’s Urban Zoning Overlay.
Advice for a Post-Parking Mandate World
After abolishing parking requirements, what can cities do to make the most of new space and revenue and avoid backlash?
Western Voters: Yes to Conservation, No to Extremism
Voters in Western states generally favored candidates who support public land conservation in this November’s election and rejected extremist rhetoric.
Detailing the Boring Company’s Poor Track Record
Elon Musk’s promised solution for congestion—the Boring Co.—has proven most successful at disappearing on the governments that trusted them.
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority)
Missoula Redevelopment Agency
City of Joliet
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.