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Oakland

Feature
May 7, 2020, 7am PDT
Several cities have modeled an economic recovery that centers environmental justice. Political will is necessary to ensure a safer and healthier future for all communities.
Joan Fitzgerald
May 4, 2020, 8am PDT
Oakland offers a model for other streets looking to provide new space for pedestrians and people on bikes to get exercise at a space physical distance.
StreetsBlog NYC
April 26, 2020, 7am PDT
Successful urban highway deconstruction projects have swapped highways for boulevards and saw economic, public health, and urban design benefits. Will more cities opt for highway removal programs over reconstruction?
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
April 12, 2020, 11am PDT
Suddenly, cars aren't the first priority on 10 percent of the roadway in Oakland, California.
KRON
March 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A legal battle is being waged between the coal-exporting states of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana and coastal cities in California, Oregon, and Washington that pits the power of local land-use authority against the protection of interstate commerce.
Los Angeles Times
January 12, 2020, 7am PST
The A’s want to build a new stadium, housing, and office space on waterfront property in Oakland. However, the project would involve massive corporate handouts and threaten the jobs and housing of African-American residents.
The Mercury News
January 6, 2020, 11am PST
The new, privately financed Chase Center arena was designed with San Francisco's tech wealth in mind. It's a handsome addition to the Mission Bay neighborhood but pulls the Bay Area further away from its blue collar roots.
Architect Magazine
December 20, 2019, 5am PST
Two New York Times reporters spent three months in the High Street Camp, a homeless community of 100 people in Oakland, California.
The New York Times
December 19, 2019, 12pm PST
Oakland is looking at the possibility of housing homeless people in unconventional quarters.
East Bay Times
December 18, 2019, 1pm PST
A California cooperative brings together investors to make homeownership more accessible and finance housing projects that help to slow gentrification.
Next City
December 18, 2019, 9am PST
An extremely problematic encounter occurred last week when a black planner was accosted by security while taking photos of bike racks on the street outside of a luxury building.
Curbed San Francisco
December 16, 2019, 11am PST
One person’s return to the San Francisco Bay Area meant facing the dystopian realities of the rental market.
Harper's Magazine
December 3, 2019, 11am PST
The East Bay Regional Park District is planning to daylight Alder Creek in the Oakland Hills. Native fish and other species will benefit.
Bay Area Monitor
November 18, 2019, 11am PST
An ambitious plan to connect the Allegheny County cities of Pittsburgh and Oakland is proceeding to final stages of design, despite having fallen a little behind schedule for an expected 2021 opening date.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 4, 2019, 1pm PST
A summer program incorporated adaptive bikes into the region’s bikeshare network as a first step in making the system accessible to more riders.
Next City
November 1, 2019, 10am PDT
The Golden State's ongoing homelessness crisis has residents on edge and is testing the limits of empathy in a state known for its liberal values.
The New York Times
October 11, 2019, 10am PDT
A bus-only lane on busy Broadway in Oakland, a section of the larger East Bay Bus Rapid Transit project, will get the red painted lane treatment.
The Mercury News
October 7, 2019, 1pm PDT
Advocates argue the array of small dwelling options provide much-needed affordable housing. But, living in these units, many of which are extremely small, isn't the alternative many people would choose.
Fast Company
September 13, 2019, 2pm PDT
Berkeley, California might have a reputation of a very progressive city, but when it comes to cycling, it appears to have little tolerance for cyclists who roll through stop signs. Police are justifying the crackdown on the terms of a state grant.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Oakland, across the bay from San Francisco, is the rare California city quickly adding housing units to the urban core. Local businesses are struggling to hang on as construction changes the fabric of the neighborhood.
San Francisco Chronicle