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State Sen. Scott Wiener authored legislation dubbed the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot to extend the California Road Charge Program that completed its pilot in 2017. The program takes on more significance with the 2035 sales ban of gas-powered vehicles.
Office of California State Senator Scott Wiener
6 days ago
A newly released report by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) reveals the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities at park agencies across the U.S.
Parks and Recreation Magazine
June 8, 2021, 10am PDT
A new report outlines seven strategies for balancing economic development and equity specifically aimed at smaller, post-industrial cities.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 7, 2021, 8am PDT
A group of 12 leading transit experts debriefed on the consequences of the pandemic for public transit, and proposed a future that centers public transit as a tool for economic recovery and righting the past wrongs of the planning profession.
May 28, 2021, 6am PDT
The Trust for Public Land has published the most recent version of its annual ranking of parks and open space. A new twist for 2021includes a new metric to consider equity.
Trust for Public Land
April 6, 2021, 11am PDT
A new effort to counter the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic and the systemic inequalities that long predated the pandemic is underway, with new leadership, in the nation's capital.
March 10, 2021, 11am PST
Dangerous by Design 2021 quantifies the transportation sector's ongoing neglect of the health and safety of people performing that basic human action of taking a walk.
Smart Growth USA
March 3, 2021, 7am PST
Complex political dynamics are mustering for a showdown over D.C.'s comprehensive plan.
The Washington Post
February 18, 2021, 11am PST
The Sharpsburg Ecodistrict in Pennsylvania has been recognized with EcoDistrict Certification, joining Millvale and Etna to become the third certified community in Southwestern Pennsylvania's Triboro Ecodistrict—and the world.
February 16, 2021, 5am PST
Of the 346 units included in a new residential high-reside in Toronto, 34 units will provide affordable housing and support services for single mothers.
The Star
February 15, 2021, 7am PST
A new white paper provides a foundation for public sector agencies to approach autonomous vehicle deployment and policy with a focus on equity.
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
February 4, 2021, 10am PST
Automated mobility technologies are coming. How do we ensure that they serve everyone?
Urbanism Next Center at the University of Oregon
January 21, 2021, 12pm PST
Abolition—as a mode of mobilization and social change directed at the criminal legal system and elsewhere—remains widely misunderstood.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 20, 2021, 6am PST
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute
January 13, 2021, 12pm PST
Two new mandatory topic areas will be required of AICP members to maintain professional certification.
American Planning Association
January 12, 2021, 8am PST
Almost a year into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute assesses what we've learned about transportation equity—and what these lessons mean for the future.
Urban Institute
January 5, 2021, 8am PST
The new administration's policies are likely to promote clean energy and equity goals and focus resources on maintenance of existing infrastructure.
December 20, 2020, 7am PST
Fifth Third Bank is investing $2.8 billion in its Accelerating Racial Equality, Equity and Inclusion initiative.
Business Wire
December 17, 2020, 7am PST
Project Connect promises to prioritize equity and inclusion with $300 million dedicated to anti-displacement efforts.
City Monitor
December 16, 2020, 12pm PST
The pandemic has forced difficult confrontations with inequities that existed long before the novel coronavirus. L.A. Metro planners are responding by charting a path toward a transportation system that reverses and improves those previous realities.
James Brasuell