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A busy corridor, popular with bike and scooter riders, is gaining a new protected bike lane in Los Angeles.
Urbanize Los Angeles
April 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Even before the effects fo the coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced ridership, transit riders were declining in cities across the country. The reasons for the downward trend were varied.
The New York Times
March 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Identifying potential hubs and activity centers allows regions to foster economic growth and density.
The Avenue (Brookings)
Blog post
December 3, 2019, 5am PST
Is inadequate infrastructure a reason to keep new housing out of cities?
Michael Lewyn
November 19, 2019, 11am PST
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
November 5, 2019, 2pm PST
The city’s plan for dealing with snow and ice on sidewalks this winter doesn't address past problems and won't meet the needs of residents, say critics.
The Star
September 25, 2019, 8am PDT
The dominant narrative is that streets are for cars and infrastructure that accommodates driving is necessary for cities to grow. But cities ended up this way because of decisions that make other modes secondary.
The Outline
September 1, 2019, 1pm PDT
Pilot programs are a way to test out a policy or program to ensure it is the right solution before investing significant amounts of money. But they also pose a variety of challenges.
Governing
August 21, 2019, 6am PDT
The bridge was touted as a connection between downtown and the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it is more a reflection of the city’s misplaced fiscal and planning priorities.
Curbed Atlanta
June 22, 2019, 9am PDT
Scooters are a useful addition to the mobility landscape, but cities need to address the many safety issues that come along with them.
The New York Times
May 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city is experiencing significant growth and development, but it has a complicated history of booms and lags and its civic future is uncertain.
Places Journal
March 17, 2019, 5am PDT
As the world becomes more encased in concrete, the detrimental effects of its widespread use are increasing in scale and severity.
The Guardian
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.
The Urbanist
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?”
Penn IUR Urban Link
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"?
Penn IUR Urban Link
February 14, 2018, 8am PST
CTA upgrades will speed up trains and increase capacity for four train lines in the city.
Streetsblog Chicago
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?
Penn IUR Urban Link
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.
The New York Times
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.
CNN
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.
The Detroit Free Press