Controversies

August 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
Neighborhood groups in the Mission District of San Francisco, already a hotbed of gentrification and displacement controversies, are opposing the expansion of the city's bikeshare system into a large, transit-adjacent area of the city.
San Francisco Examiner
August 10, 2017, 7am PDT
For your consideration.
BikePortland
August 10, 2017, 5am PDT
There are two fundamental flaws with the emergent "YIMBY" approach to planning and development politics, according to this article in an influential magazine of the American left.
Jacobin
August 9, 2017, 2pm PDT
Dallas has ended decades of debate about a highway project proposed to run along the Trinity River.
Dallas Observer
August 4, 2017, 8am PDT
The Los Angeles Times critiques the political culture in Los Angeles. In this case, it's the failure of a road diet project that provoked the criticism, but these lessons apply to the city's bicycle plans and homeless housing plans, too.
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2017, 5am PDT
The city of Atlanta received one of six grants totaling $100,000 from outdoor retailer REI to install a protected bike lane on Westview Drive. A year later the bike lane has been removed and the experience has inspired a lot of soul searching.
WABE
July 28, 2017, 10am PDT
A high-profile controversy over a decision by the city of Los Angeles to remove a vehicle lane in either direction has finally come to an end. The vehicle lanes will be restored.
Los Angeles Times
July 21, 2017, 9am PDT
A very public spat over proposed Midtown East plan took place in the pages of Crain's this week.
Crain's Business New York
July 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
The Los Angeles Times published a pair of incendiary articles this week in which coffee plays an integral role in the conversation about gentrification.
Los Angeles Times
July 19, 2017, 7am PDT
The CodeNext project of updating the city of Austin's zoning code and land use policies has faced a controversial and protracted period of public scrutiny. The Allandale neighborhood provides a case study.
Austin American-Statesman
July 8, 2017, 11am PDT
Anti-fracking activists in New York who helped ban fracking and construction of a natural gas pipeline in the Empire State now have to contend with trucks transporting compressed natural gas from fracking operations in Pennsylvania.
The Oneonta Daily Star
July 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
The rollout of "5G" wireless Internet technology was already creating political controversy in local cities and communities. Then the California State Legislature proposed a bill that would streamline the approval process for 5G installations.
Los Angeles Times
July 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Controversy seems to follow natural gas pipelines everywhere they go, including New England.
The Boston Globe
June 26, 2017, 7am PDT
Baltimore took a while to get rolling with new bike infrastructure projects, but now a new mayoral administration is rolling back recent projects around the city.
The Baltimore Sun
June 23, 2017, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles Councilmember Mike Bonin sent a clear message to commuters upset about traffic calming projects in his district: "We don’t have to lose one more precious life."
Los Angeles Council District 11
June 16, 2017, 7am PDT
America's freedoms allow Americans the right to complain, vociferously, about things like a planned disc golf course.
The Record
Feature
June 8, 2017, 6am PDT
More trouble in River City, as Portland and Oregon struggle with rising housing costs and come up with a puzzling solution.
Michael Mehaffy
May 30, 2017, 2pm PDT
Brutalism might not be anybody's idea of beautiful, but that doesn't mean examples of the architectural style aren't beloved by many. As Brutalism comes of age as historic, preservation battles are heating up—especially in Washington, D.C.
AP via SFgate
May 26, 2017, 12pm PDT
Sloan Lake is getting a new neighbor.
The Denver Post
May 26, 2017, 9am PDT
The saga of the 710 Freeway will continue, as it has for decades. Now, however, a proposal to build a 6.3-mile tunnel from El Sereno to Pasadena, has lost key support from the regional transportation agency.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune