This report shows that highways do affect metropolitan development patterns and recommends that the federal government encourage regional transportation planning.
Growing concerns about traffic congestion and rapid suburban expansion (also known as sprawl) have reignited interest in the ways in which highway spending affects metropolitan growth patterns. This discussion paper extracts the best evidence to date on how highway investments distribute growth and economic activity across metropolitan areas. The paper also offers ideas on how transportation financing and policies can better respond to the various costs and benefits of highway projects in a region.
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The Top Urban Planning Books of 2022
An annual list of the must-read books related to urban planning and its intersecting fields.
How Urban Trees Save Lives
New research shows a strong connection between a healthy urban tree canopy and lowered mortality rates.
Top Websites for Urban Planning - 2022
Every year, Planetizen collects the websites breaking new digital ground in the world of planning and related fields.
Portland Moves Forward With Contentious Homelessness Strategy
The city’s plan to reduce the number of unhoused people has met with criticism, particularly for a proposal to ban encampment on public property citywide.
How Neighborhoods Impact Older Adults’ Resiliency to Climate Change
New research seeks to learn how homes, neighborhoods, and communities affect how older residents are affected by climate change.
Rural Communities Growing Faster Than Cities
After a decade of sustained population loss, rural America is bouncing back thanks to shifting demographics and pandemic-induced migration.
Chaddick Institute at DePaul University
HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research
City of Dallas
American Planning Association, Sustainable Communities Division
California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority)
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.