North America

July 13, 2017, 8am PDT
Auburn Boulevard in the city of Citrus Heights, California is a case study of what urban strategist Michele Reeves calls the "female approach to economic development."
UrbDeZine
July 13, 2017, 7am PDT
Game of Thrones provides way more sex, blood, and dragons than your typical comprehensive planning project, but the dynamics can be instructive, particularly in places where demand for the high-quality amenities of urbanism out-paces the supply.
PlaceShakers
July 13, 2017, 6am PDT
More than 20 percent of New York's smaller music venues have closed in the past 15 years. Although Brooklyn institution Barbes was recently saved by a crowdfunding campaign, its founder is pessimistic about the future of New York's independent arts.
Soft City
July 3, 2017, 8am PDT
President Trump’s most recent transportation budget is projected to cut transportation spending by 13 percent, potentially undercutting many of Los Angeles' ambitious projects to continue the build-out of a full public transportation system.
The Planning Report
June 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Seattle is faced with an affordable housing crisis that has led the new Planning & Community Development Director Sam Assefa to look globally for solutions.
The Planning Report
June 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
America's urban streetcar renaissance looks to be on track with eight more projects planning to break ground by 2020. The list includes some of the nation's largest metros as well as plenty of medium-sized cities.
Bisnow
May 25, 2017, 12pm PDT
Ben Brown calls BS on a number of city planning and gentrification points.
PlaceShakers
May 24, 2017, 7am PDT
Urbanites' complaints about gentrification have much in common with suburbanites' complaints about commutes. Scarcity due to the ridiculous amount of land zoned for single-family housing deserves as much blame for displacement as gentrification.
The Stranger
May 16, 2017, 11am PDT
The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.
MIT News
May 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature reached a historic agreement to raise the gas tax, but electric vehicle owners will now be required to pay a yearly fee, Will this impact EV sales in the US's best market?
The Planning Report
May 6, 2017, 5am PDT
Melissa Hege, AICP, shares her thoughts on what every urban enthusiast should know about good streets and great places.
Modern Cities
April 20, 2017, 9am PDT
Richard Florida was right about everything, except when he wasn't. Ben Brown brings us up to speed on the Creative Class.
PlaceShakers
April 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
An interview on the Congress for New Urbanism's Public Square examines the concept of incremental development—how it can benefit communities all over the country and how it improves on a century of large-scale development.
Public Square
April 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
Has the Swedish retailer made a major breakthrough in affordable housing?
Modern Cities
March 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Following through on a January executive action, President Trump announced Friday that he was approving the oil pipeline that his predecessor had rejected over a year ago. Oil is already flowing from Steele City, Nebraska to Gulf Coast refineries.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
March 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
Another reason to hate the Monday after daylight-saving time goes into effect: a spike in the number of car crashes and traffic fatalities.
Vox
February 28, 2017, 5am PST
The new INRIX Traffic Scorecard uses "big" data to calculate congestion costs. Like previous studies, it exaggerates traffic congestion costs and roadway expansion benefits.
City Observatory
February 23, 2017, 5am PST
The new Transit-Walkability Collaborative works to create safe, healthy, equitable, and sustainable communities by harnessing the synergy between walkability and quality public transit service.
Transit-Walkability Collaborative
February 21, 2017, 10am PST
From warehouse to art studio to luxury loft: the SoHo model of industrial-zone gentrification has become familiar around the world. A team of New York-based designers developed a proposal for spreading the benefits of economic growth in these areas.
Soft City
February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
Shelterforce/Rooflines