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May 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Transportation activity is down considerably, but other sources of carbon dioxide are still going strong.
Grist
April 29, 2020, 11am PDT
New construction projects are still on hold, but the state of Washington is allowing some projects to restart under strict health and safety guidelines.
The Urbanist
April 17, 2020, 6am PDT
Halted construction work has contributed to a growing number of layoffs in the construction industry during the month of April.
Smart Cities Dive
April 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Materials procured overseas are taking longer to arrive in the United States, and the delays are causing a ripple effect in the construction industry.
The New York Times
March 30, 2020, 9am PDT
The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic deepened with the news that construction would be halted on all "non-essential" construction in the state of New York and in Pennsylvania.
WHYY
March 17, 2020, 5am PDT
Planning and building the future will have to wait.
NYC Planning
February 23, 2020, 5am PST
Analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions data points to the sectors, activities, and countries that are the biggest contributors.
The City Fix
August 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, is the rare California city quickly adding housing units to the urban core. Local businesses are struggling to hang on as construction changes the fabric of the neighborhood.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The Interstate 70 expansion project is affecting air quality in surrounding neighborhoods, where chronic illness is prevalent and residents feel their health and safety have not been priorities.
The Denver Post
July 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Following Salesforce's lead, the healthcare giant will relocate to a high-rise urban headquarters, transitioning out of seven locations it currently occupies in the East Bay.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 2, 2019, 9am PDT
Another corporate behemoth is planning a new headquarters. But this time cities won't have to compete for it. Walmart is remaining true to its hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
The Dallas Morning News
May 6, 2019, 7am PDT
Easing ADU regulations has led to some new construction in the Twin Cities, but the additional units have made a small dent in the area’s affordable housing problem.
MinnPost
March 11, 2019, 8am PDT
The developers of the Hudson Yards development in New York want to change its deal with union employees as it moves into the second phase of construction.
Crain's New York Business
November 26, 2018, 12pm PST
As the investigation continues, cracks found in girders supporting the building do not appear to be due to a design issue.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 16, 2018, 11am PST
Environmentalists are up in arms after the loss of thousands of trees to make room for new developments in Nashville. Now a new affordable housing project could be the demise of the city's largest tree.
Tennessean
October 13, 2018, 7am PDT
Scaffolding and sidewalk sheds being a fixture of life in NYC, the city has decided to let artists do their thing with all that blank canvas.
ArtNet News
October 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
The final height of the tower that will become Detroit's tallest building may exceed 900 feet. The tower and its complex are expected to include retail, office, residential, exhibit, and event space.
Crain's Detroit Business
August 2, 2018, 7am PDT
In Washington D.C., ZIP code 20003 is split into two distinct areas: fiercely preserved Capitol Hill and the construction-heavy Capitol Riverfront. But where are rents skyrocketing, and what factors go into that equation?
Greater Greater Washington
July 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle has more construction cranes dotting the skyline than any city in the United States.
The Seattle Times