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5 days ago
Transit-oriented development will play a key role in mitigating the congestion effects of growing population in the region around the nation's capital, and regional planners say the region is already achieving its goals.
WTOP
5 days ago
Records in Salt Lake City show that police in Salt Lake City concentrate jaywalking enforcement in the corner of the city that houses most of the city's homeless services.
The Salt Lake City Tribune
November 30, 2019, 7am PST
Californians fleeing the nation's highest housing prices were key to Nevada's growth according to newly released Census data. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's reporter, editorial board, and readers all had something to say about the newcomers.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 28, 2019, 9am PST
Two articles raise questions about the state of humanity, as evidenced by the way news organizations and politicians write and talk about the homeless.
Streetsblog LA
November 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Staying in place is more and more the norm, even among historically mobile young people.
Brookings
November 26, 2019, 9am PST
New analysis by Zillow predicts a "Silver Tsunami" of residential properties coming to the market as Baby Boomers leave the housing market. The effect could be like the housing boom of the mid-2000s.
Zillow
November 23, 2019, 1pm PST
The original "Blade Runner" takes place in the Los Angeles of November 2019. How does the film’s vision of the city compare with the present-day reality?
LAist
November 20, 2019, 8am PST
While recent crackdowns on street vending suggest it is a problem to be fixed, the reality is that street vendors energize urban spaces and make them more accessible for everyone.
Curbed
November 19, 2019, 11am PST
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
November 15, 2019, 10am PST
The city of Clovis, California, didn't become 70 percent white by accident, according to the plaintiffs for a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court.
Fresno Bee
November 13, 2019, 1pm PST
When a town doesn’t have a grocery store, it means people don’t have access to food. But grocery stores also play an essential social and economic role in rural places. Community stores are trying to fill in the void.
The New York Times
November 12, 2019, 12pm PST
It's not suburbs vs. cities but inner vs. outer suburbs that determined the outcome of elections in Virginia last Tuesday that flipped the General Assembly from red to blue.
The New York Times
November 11, 2019, 11am PST
Cities are built by men, and so too often urban design does not reflect the needs, perspectives, and realities of women.
BBC
November 11, 2019, 6am PST
New research out of the University of Virginia makes the case for walkable neighborhoods as incubators of economic mobility.
University of Virginia
November 8, 2019, 12pm PST
The New York Times notes the gentrification of Fort Greene, but caters to the people would looking for places to live in the neighborhood.
The New York Times
November 8, 2019, 11am PST
The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.
Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2019, 8am PST
Toronto approved a ten-year poverty reduction strategy in 2015, but the policies and programs included in that plan still require budgetary commitments.
The Star
November 8, 2019, 7am PST
In 2017, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities raised fares but also started a program for low-income riders to help ease the burden of travel costs.
Pioneer Press
November 8, 2019, 5am PST
With concerns about gentrification sometimes, and in some places, dominating the discussion, it can be difficult to advocate for revitalization.
Shelterforce
November 7, 2019, 2pm PST
An elevated highway destroyed an African American community in Syracuse, New York. Is just removing it enough?
The Washington Post