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August 6, 2019, 9am PDT
A scathing critique of city planning, and the special interests that hold the system in thrall, in New York City.
Gotham Gazette
August 5, 2019, 9am PDT
A new proposal for building high-speed rail in California would refocus funding to the urban ends of the complete, state route, by funding rail improvements first in Southern California.
Los Angeles Times
August 4, 2019, 11am PDT
The city of Minneapolis could achieve another first of land use regulation next week if the City Council votes to prohibit the construction of all drive-through facilities in the entire city.
Star Tribune
August 4, 2019, 5am PDT
With some new transit tax money to spend, South Florida officials are pitching a monorail project in Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
July 29, 2019, 10am PDT
How far is BART willing to go to stop people from jumping fare gates? Social media users have called new fare gates "skull crushers" and "inverted guillotines."
KQED
July 29, 2019, 8am PDT
The whole idea of public transit will be up for reconsideration in Phoenix on August 27.
AP via ABC 15
Feature
July 29, 2019, 5am PDT
Insights into the mobile app technology used in the practice and study of planning.
James Brasuell
July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
July 26, 2019, 2pm PDT
A pilot bus-only lane, originally intended to replace temporarily closed light rail service, has produced some big wins for transit advocates on social media.
Metro Los Angeles via Twitter
July 26, 2019, 5am PDT
Along with new, improved bus service, Vancouver's TransLink launched some snazzy promotional materials.
Vancouver Sun
Feature
July 23, 2019, 8am PDT
Opinion: The Rose City joins the nationwide attack on neighborhood-scale public involvement—and throws its pioneering model of grassroots democracy under the bus.
Michael Mehaffy
July 23, 2019, 7am PDT
With $5.2 billion of investment in the past 10 years, and another $3.5 billion in the development pipeline, Pittsburgh planning organizations are considering ways to rethink the streets of the city's downtown.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
July 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
There is still political work to do, and questions to be answered about funding, but a new pedestrian plan for the city of Milwaukee has cleared a key council committee.
Urban Milwaukee
July 20, 2019, 9am PDT
In removing all gendered language from its civil code, the city of Berkeley is tossing out some familiar nomenclature.
The Mercury News
July 19, 2019, 5am PDT
Predicting the future of challenges facing cities isn't very hard when the future is already staring cities right in the face.
Meeting of the Minds
July 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Guardian last week published a series of articles and interactive features on the subject of the master-planned communities of the world.
The Guardian
July 15, 2019, 6am PDT
An 18-month planning process is unfolding in a part of New York City that has not taken kindly to large, corporate visions of the future.
City Limits
July 14, 2019, 1pm PDT
A lawsuit has been successful in derailing the Plano Tomorrow plan, approved in 2015. The city will default to its 1986 plan.
The Dallas Morning News
July 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Atmospheric river seems like a phrase that has only recently entered the parlance of the times, but the state of California has seen enough of the idea in action want to know more, and prepare for more.
Water News Network
July 11, 2019, 7am PDT
Local news sources are shedding light on planning for a new highway route that could pass through sensitive habitat of endangered that has yet to undertake a formal environmental or public input process.
WFPL