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Durham

September 6, 2019, 7am PDT
The City Council of Durham, North Carolina has approved changes to the city's master plan, first approved in 2005, to allow new forms of density in residential neighborhoods proximate to the city's downtown urban core.
News & Observer
March 6, 2019, 9am PST
Duke University will not sign an agreement for a regional rail project that has widespread support from the campus community.
Streetsblog USA
November 4, 2018, 5am PST
Behavioral science is informing the city’s efforts to change the way people commute.
CityLab
August 29, 2018, 9am PDT
Planners behind a new 17-mile light rail system that will connect the cities and employers in the Research Triangle in North Carolina overcame a change of funding plans by the state.
The Herald Sun
July 27, 2018, 6am PDT
Analysis of a city's zoning and land use decisions over seven decades reveals the role race plays in decision making.
CityLab
February 25, 2018, 9am PST
The findings of a data visualization that maps walkability and tax value onto Durham, North Carolina makes a strong case for the human scale.
Strong Towns
November 25, 2017, 5am PST
Durham, North Carolina might not be the city you expect to hear about when the conversation turns to a wave of evictions driving residents from their homes as post-Recession development remakes the market.
WNCN
May 11, 2017, 5am PDT
Durham, North Carolina, joins the ranks of local government agencies who have shifted to an integrated development services model focused on customer service.
North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association
December 13, 2015, 7am PST
Having the right mix of jobs in a local economy might be a predictor for future growth.
JedKolko.com
March 20, 2015, 11am PDT
Ahead of a February 2016 deadline for an environmental impact statement, residents are making their opinions known about the potential routes for a proposed light rail line connecting Durham and Chapel Hill.
The News & Observer
February 26, 2015, 12pm PST
Durham City Council members may be ready to take on new debt to fund a list of big-ticket parks and transportation projects which would help keep pace with growth and enhance the community.
The Durham News
November 22, 2014, 5am PST
This week residents in the North Carolina Triangle (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill) will provide input on key segments of a future regional light rail system. The project has been analyzed for 15 years, yet the question of whether to build it remains.
The Durham News
Blog post
April 20, 2014, 7am PDT
The coveted creative class is in search of neighborhoods and communities with lots of character. Why are such places so hard to find? Maybe it is because we are trying too hard.
Mark Hough
November 2, 2012, 2pm PDT
Courageous is the brave soul who drives a truck through Durham, North Carolina, where a bridge has been decapitating high-profile vehicles with reckless impunity.
The Atlantic Cities
July 9, 2012, 1pm PDT
Revisiting the metric he developed a decade ago in his groundbreaking book "The Rise of the Creative Class", Richard Florida ranks the American metros with the largest concentrations of creativity.
The Atlantic Cities
February 13, 2012, 2pm PST
Kiplinger has released its list of the ten best cities for singles and the results may surprise you.
Kiplinger