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U.S. EPA Rolling Back Science-Based Regulation Under Cover of COVID

Contentious policy revisions at the Environmental Protection Agency roll back data-guided policies under the Trump administration.

May 4, 2020 - Nature

President George W. Bush

Tracking Mentions of Infrastructure in the State of the Union

In preparation for tonight's State of the Union address, consider the role of "transportation" and "infrastructure" in previous State of the Union addresses dating back to 1999.

February 5, 2019 - Eno Center for Transportation

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Farewell to the Obama Administration

A roundup of articles summarizing the final days of the Obama Administration, as well as a peek at Planetizen's eight-year archive of President Obama's policies in the world of planning.

January 20, 2017 - James Brasuell

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Obama Designates Two New National Monuments

Before this week, President Obama added more acreage to national monuments than any previous president. The final 1.35 million acres, designated this week, are a controversial final flourish.

December 29, 2016 - The Washington Post

President Obama Designates Three New National Monuments

President Barack Obama once again called upon the Antiquities Act to further his legacy as a champion of public lands. A famous example of land art will gain protection under the action.

July 15, 2015 - The Washington Post

Obama Administration Would End Tax-Exempt Bonds for Sports Stadiums

Ending the use of tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction of pro sports facilities has high level support from President Obama's 2016 draft budget, but it's too early to tell if the proposed ban on such financing mechanisms will be approved.

March 12, 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

State of the Union Roundup: On Rent and Infrastructure

In describing the state of the union, President Barack Obama addressed a issues of professional and personal concern to Planetizen readers.

January 21, 2015 - Medium

What Value Does An Infrastructure Bank Provide?

As the concept of infrastructure banks gets increasingly bandied about (see Emanuel, Rahm and Obama, Barack), Aaron M. Renn examines what exactly they do for us that we can’t already do.

April 24, 2012 - Urbanophile

Is American Ingenuity Dead When it Comes to Transportation?

Chikodi Chima looks at the innovative ideas coming out of China like the famous road-straddling bus announced earlier this month, and asks, has America lost it's edge?

August 23, 2010 - AltTransport

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.