September 7, 2019, 5am PDT
It was long thought that a finite supply of lithium, a key element needed for electric vehicle batteries, would constrain the production of zero-emission vehicles, but the opposite happened: a slow down in EV demand has caused lithium prices to drop.
December 24, 2018, 7am PST
"A generation ago, Venezuela’s capital was one of Latin America’s most thriving, glamorous cities; an oil-fuelled, tree-lined cauldron of culture that guidebooks hailed as a mecca for foodies, night owls and art fans."
October 9, 2018, 9am PDT
The Nobel Prize was issued the same day as a landmark report by the IPCC predicting dire consequences if emissions aren't reduced. That's what William D. Nordhaus of Yale University has devoted his career to addressing.
February 20, 2018, 6am PST
This report estimates that U.S. cities could save half a trillion dollars by investing in "smart surface technologies." The study takes into account obvious factors like energy use and less intuitive ones like tourism revenues.
June 20, 2017, 7am PDT
Online options and oversaturation in some markets are leading to continued declines in physical storefronts around the country.
April 10, 2017, 5am PDT
The Urban Institute and the Metropolitan Planning Council studied the social and economic impacts of segregation in the Chicago region.
February 19, 2017, 9am PST
To avoid accidents and conserve fuel, UPS trucks sometimes take circuitous routes on their deliveries, avoiding left turns.
October 19, 2016, 11am PDT
Two economists discuss how specific kinds of deregulation could speed up growth. They emphasize planning issues: local overregulation of development and the high cost of infrastructure, among others.
September 25, 2016, 9am PDT
Uber users are getting massive amounts of value from the service, according to a new analysis only possible in the post-transportation network company era.
March 17, 2016, 10am PDT
Rick Jacobus argues that those who block new development on social justice grounds aren't fighting to win long-term. Building is necessary, but with it should come robust affordable housing mandates.
January 11, 2016, 6am PST
Has the renaissance of our urban cores petered out or will the movement of suburban refugees to denser metro neighborhoods continue? Let's see what demographics and economics tell us.
November 20, 2015, 2pm PST
There are a lot of people in this country that consider cheap gas to be a form of benevolence. Here are some reasons why they should curb their enthusiasm.
October 7, 2015, 7am PDT
With several Portland neighborhoods adding overnight permit parking, the city will be tackling the issue of how to price the new permits.
May 6, 2015, 7am PDT
Having just wrapped up a great CNU in Dallas, April 29 through May 2, a collection of urbanists share some of the ideas that resonated the most.
March 26, 2015, 12pm PDT
Small-scale development on single lots is an alternative to the centralized mid-rise norm. But this kind of classic infilling may not be as easy as build-it-and-they-will-come.
February 24, 2015, 6am PST
With SUV sales up, car sales down, and mileage driven up, the effects of lower gas prices could soon extend to land use, making suburban and exurban commuting more affordable. Economists have a term for these effects: demand response.
The Wall Street Journal - The Outlook
January 15, 2015, 2pm PST
Even local officials who prefer to talk about the fiscal rebound of their cities will not be able to accept escalating inequality as a byproduct of urban growth forever.
January 4, 2015, 5am PST
There is an invisible culprit in the great scandal of inequality in America: your Econ 101 textbook. Go ahead, dig it out from that storage chest, and undoubtedly you’ll read that inequality, while we might not like it, is good for economic growth
September 6, 2013, 8am PDT
Researchers find that among the largest 100 metro regions in the U.S. , those with a larger middle class, provide higher economic mobility.
October 8, 2012, 11am PDT
A new report from the League of American Bicyclists highlights studies from across the U.S. showing the economic benefits of biking.