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May 10, 2020, 11am PDT
The temporary measures of the coronavirus pandemic are being made permanent fixtures on 20 miles of streets in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
May 10, 2020, 5am PDT
A Long Beach-based urban design firm shares design tips for reopening main streets while balancing public health and economic concerns—making space for parklets, pedestrians, and al fresco dining.
studioneleven
May 8, 2020, 6am PDT
Tampa, Brookhaven, Vilnius, Hinsdale. These cities will be the answer to a COVID-themed trivia night some time soon.
Chicago Tribune
May 6, 2020, 6am PDT
A pilot project in Tampa is closing select streets to cars to allow more space for dine-in restaurant service.
That's So Tampa
April 3, 2020, 6am PDT
Italy has been hit hard by the pandemic, and slowing the spread of the virus has meant dramatic changes in urban life.
The Conversation
March 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Multiple studies have quantified the early results from a project in San Francisco that blocked most private automobile traffic from Market Street in the city's downtown.
Populus on Medium
March 5, 2020, 10am PST
The worst offenders of parking violations on the streets today aren't scooters—they're food delivery and ride-hailing drivers.
Cornell Chronicle
February 12, 2020, 7am PST
A Baltimore city councilmember thinks the city has misplace priority on parking by making it illegal to play in the street.
WYPR
February 4, 2020, 12pm PST
Houston is famous in planning circles for lacking a zoning code, but that doesn't mean planners don't have plenty of tools to determine the future of the city.
Planning Magazine
December 26, 2019, 9am PST
The scope of the Atlanta Beltline's effect on the city has astounded most observers, including the person who came up with the idea first.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 19, 2019, 11am PST
Street food vendors are an integral part of the Bangkok urban landscape, but city planners want to see them gone.
The New York Times
December 16, 2019, 9am PST
A closely watched court case related to how cities deal with homeless people sleeping in public, Martin v. Boise, will not get hearing with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2019, 5am PST
The Supreme Court will be considering for the first time whether the Constitution gives homeless people a right to sleep on the sidewalk.
Idaho Statesman
November 7, 2019, 11am PST
The city of Las Vegas has approved a law that prohibits the homeless from camping in large swaths of the city. The measure provoked the opposition on most of the public in attendance at a City Council hearing this week.
Las Vegas Sun
November 5, 2019, 5am PST
Newly proposed legislation in the New York State Senate would bar cities from setting limits on the number of food vendors operating in the public realm.
New York Post
October 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Autonomous micromobility could solve some of dockless bike and scooter share companies' largest remaining challenges, like the local availability of scooters and conformity to local and federal regulations.
Smart Cities Dive
October 14, 2019, 6am PDT
Like the curb cut effect achieved by the Americans With Disabilities Act, which benefitted a much larger cross-section of the population than the legislation originally intended, gender mainstreaming could multiply benefits in the public realm.
MinnPost
October 9, 2019, 2pm PDT
Private automobiles could be prohibited on San Francisco's primary downtown thoroughfare, and already-wide sidewalks could be extended and smoothed over. The Better Market Street project is ready for its close up.
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 24, 2019, 5am PDT
New universal design guidelines go a step beyond complete streets.
Curbed
September 23, 2019, 12pm PDT
A new study from Drexel University's Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation surveys the obstacles and challenges making it more difficult to build car-free public spaces, like plazas and parklets, in Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer