North America

January 21, 2018, 1pm PST
Finally, the city seems to be reaping benefits from a major investment in public transportation.
The Urban Edge
January 18, 2018, 2pm PST
We asked more than a dozen urban experts: How will cities gain or lose from the competition to host Amazon's second North American headquarters?
Penn IUR Urban Link
January 18, 2018, 10am PST
Affordability is elusive in many of America's cities, but some of them made concrete efforts to fight that trend in 2017.
Next City
January 17, 2018, 1pm PST
A study from the USGS using five decades of data shows salinity and alkalinity are up in waterways across the United States.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Feature
January 10, 2018, 6am PST
Many rational, open grids can seem like a labyrinth to users. The labyrinth has emerged as an unplanned consequence of the evolution of cities, but solutions like GPS navigation and autonomous vehicles could mean relief.
Fanis Grammenos
December 24, 2017, 1pm PST
San Gabriel Valley Tribune reporter Steve Scauzillo turns the words of the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas," by Clement Clarke Moore into an environmental message.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
December 6, 2017, 5am PST
Mobility as a Service, or MaaS for short, is a buzzword you've probably seen a lot of in recent months.
Eno Center for Transportation
November 30, 2017, 7am PST
Could development fights in the home of the biggest tech companies be avoided if cities just talked to each other?
The Mercury News
November 29, 2017, 5am PST
After decades of big, expensive plans, diverting cars from a busy streetcar route will make a bigger difference to commuters for far less money.
The Globe and Mail
November 28, 2017, 8am PST
Building with wood is back in fashion, but lumber producers have to reckon with thorny politics and new timber-based materials that have yet to be truly defined.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 21, 2017, 2pm PST
TransCanada got its second wish. Last March, President Trump reversed President Obama's rejection of the 1,136-mile pipeline to carry Alberta oil sands crude. On Monday, the Nebraska Public Service Commission OK'd a route, but not the one it wanted.
The Washington Post
November 20, 2017, 8am PST
Tesla introduces a high-performance, totally electric, semi-autonomous truck that that can haul 80,000 of freight for 500 miles without recharging.
Vox
November 18, 2017, 11am PST
Thursday's massive oil spill in South Dakota is not a good omen for TransCanada for a favorable decision on Monday on an application before the Nebraska Public Service Commission on the routing of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
Feature
November 6, 2017, 5am PST
The annual list of best websites by and for planners (and anyone else interested in planning).
James Brasuell, Chris Steins, Abhijeet Chavan
November 1, 2017, 6am PDT
Out of 23 cities, New York City came in first, Indianapolis came in 23rd.
Smart Cities Dive
October 30, 2017, 9am PDT
Vancouver shows how to retrofit suburban sprawl with transit and density at a recent Lambda Alpha International event, attended and recounted by development consultant Jim Chappell.
UrbDeZine
October 25, 2017, 10am PDT
A new report describes the important roles that public transit plays in rural communities and small towns, current demographic and economic trends that are increasing these demands, and examples of successful rural transit development programs.
Public Transportation’s Impact on Rural and Small Towns: A Vital Mobility Link [pdf]
October 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released its 2017 Safe Cities Index.
Quartz
September 30, 2017, 9am PDT
A new report rates the real estate bubble risk of the world's economic powerhouses.
UBS
September 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
The California Legislature took steps to address the state's housing crisis this year, but housing activists might look to the Governor's High Speed Rail project to provide a link to affordable housing in the Central Valley.
The Planning Report