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December 18, 2019, 10am PST
In Baltimore, Amazon is at the center of a complicated web of products, services, and industries that is virtually impossible to avoid.
The New York Times
November 26, 2019, 7am PST
A temporary bike and pedestrian path is changing the street design game in Baltimore.
Greater Greater Washington
October 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
As the city of Baltimore grapples with a declining population, it faces obstinate challenges in controlling the problems associated with vacant buildings, including the "vicious cycle" of vacancies causing more vacancies.
The Washington Post
October 3, 2019, 7am PDT
Maryland approved ambitious plans for public transit expansion around Baltimore in 2002, but almost none of it became a reality. With a new plan in the works, transit boosters assess the loss of a generation's worth of progress.
Maryland Matters
September 7, 2019, 7am PDT
A recently published report finds more evidence to elevate heat as a matter of environmental justice.
NPR
September 5, 2019, 8am PDT
Dutch design firm West 8 recently won a competition to rethink an 11-mile stretch of the Baltimore's waterfront, not to be confused with a $5.5 billion project to redevelop Port Covington.
Next City
June 21, 2019, 7am PDT
The Port Covington plan was already in line to receive massive subsidies from the city of Baltimore. Now the plan will be the beneficiary of the new federal Opportunity Zone program as well.
ProPublica
June 6, 2019, 11am PDT
Amtrak is in the process up updating its tracks to prepare for Acela Express trains that will travel at speeds up to 125 miles per hour between D.C. and Baltimore on the Northeast Corridor.
WTOP
May 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Baltimore's City Council has banned source-of-income housing discrimination, but the bill leaves landlords a way out.
Next City
May 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new zoning code in Baltimore will reduce the number of liquor stores in the city in hopes of reducing the violent crime rate. Will there be unintended consequences?
Shelterforce Magazine
April 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
The awards from the Smart Cities Council will support communities as they pursue smart technologies initiatives.
Smart Cities Dive
March 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Environmentalists challenged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and won.
NRDC
January 25, 2019, 9am PST
Robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Greater Greater Washington
January 15, 2019, 10am PST
A local bus and transit advocate pushes for more improvements to the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system in the city of Baltimore.
CityLab
November 27, 2018, 8am PST
The high-tech, high-speed rail system is ultimately planned to run from D.C. to New York.
The Washington Post
October 17, 2018, 6am PDT
Complete streets supporters see multiple benefits from prioritizing non-automobile users of the public right of way.
Baltimore Sun
August 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Dockless electric scooters and bikes are welcome on the streets of Baltimore, as long as they follow a few rules. In related news, the municipal bike share system Baltimore Bike Share has ceased operations.
The Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2018, 10am PDT
Opposition to construction of rail transit based on concerns about crime is a familiar story to transit planners. Calling for existing transit stops to close is a little less familiar.
The Guardian
July 25, 2018, 1pm PDT
A New York federal district court rules on a climate change lawsuit like its West Coast counterpart did last month: Don't hold oil companies accountable for climate change and sea level rise. Baltimore and Rhode Island file climate change lawsuits.
Inside Climate News
June 21, 2018, 6am PDT
The $135 million BaltimoreLink bus system redesign launched in June 2017.
Baltimore Sun