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As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.
January 26, 2019, 9am PST
Move Seattle included a promise of 250 blocks of new sidewalks and pathways. But costs are much higher than predicted and the low-cost pathways are minimal improvements for pedestrians.
January 18, 2019, 5am PST
As cities define our world in new ways every day, Penn Institute for Urban Research asked nearly dozen urban experts, “Why cities?”
December 22, 2018, 1pm PST
Penn IUR's Eugenie Birch, Richard Voith and Susan Wachter ask: Can rapidly urbanizing cities in low and moderate income countries become "smarter"?
February 14, 2018, 8am PST
CTA upgrades will speed up trains and increase capacity for four train lines in the city.
January 18, 2018, 2pm PST
We asked more than a dozen urban experts: How will cities gain or lose from the competition to host Amazon's second North American headquarters?
August 19, 2017, 1pm PDT
Hyperloops and wider highways don't shrink commute times, the real factor in how long people will drive is how long people are willing to drive.
August 1, 2017, 10am PDT
Chongqing train station has become famous in China for its extremely isolated location, but its construction illustrates the ambition of the country’s building spree.
July 8, 2017, 5am PDT
Michigan suspends approximately 100,000 driver’s licenses every year when drivers can't afford to pay tickets and fines.
May 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Governor Jerry Brown and the California Legislature reached a historic agreement to raise the gas tax, but electric vehicle owners will now be required to pay a yearly fee, Will this impact EV sales in the US's best market?
March 30, 2017, 1pm PDT
Recently termed-out Mayor Ashley Swearengin sits down for an exclusive interview about how she planned for high speed rail investments, championed sustainable water management, and took steps to rebuild the local economy.
March 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
A look at what the president's proposed budget will mean for cities, and reaction from city leaders.
February 10, 2017, 7am PST
Deborah Fisher has proposed a highway bill, Chuck Schumer wrote an infrastructure bill, and Donald Trump campaigned on the issue. The shape the final bill will take is still in flux.
January 28, 2017, 7am PST
In rural America, young people overwhelmingly prefer driving to using other forms of transit, whether that's a function of the options available or natural preference is subject to debate.
January 26, 2017, 10am PST
This March, London will start six months of digging for a two-stop extension of the city's underground train system.
January 26, 2017, 6am PST
In light of President Trump's comments about infrastructure in his inaugural address and during the campaign, Penn IUR asked its urban experts to respond to the question: What should the United States do about urban infrastructure?
January 17, 2017, 8am PST
As seas rise, San Francisco is looking to shore up its costal protection against earthquakes and extreme weather events.
December 28, 2016, 2pm PST
The Raiders are threatening to move to Las Vegas, but the city of Oakland intends to offer a land and infrastructure deal to convince the team to stay.
December 17, 2016, 9am PST
Spain's capital may build a huge casino, but many fear that the facility will flounder in the way similar mega-projects have in the past.
December 14, 2016, 12pm PST
David Schalliol, director of the documentary, 'The Area,' talks about the impact of a railroad expansion that demolished the homes of 400 families on the South Side of Chicago.