Regional Planning

December 14, 2018, 12pm PST
The METRONext Moving Forward Plan was revealed at the annual meeting of the Greater Houston Partnership.
Progressive Railroading
December 1, 2018, 9am PST
The Accelerating Climate Resiliency Mini Grant Program will award grants to six to 15 projects, policies, and actions to protect people from the impacts of climate change.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
October 22, 2018, 7am PDT
Visualize 2045 makes plans for 600 projects totaling $291 billion in investments—there's some serious "blue sky" planning here.
WAMU
October 18, 2018, 8am PDT
Mayors from 15 cities in the Boston region want to add 185,000 new units by 2030 in response to the housing shortage driving up prices in the region.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
October 16, 2018, 9am PDT
With the approval of the ON TO 2050 regional plan, some advocates see more of the same car-centric planning. Perhaps the state can finally shift the discussion.
Chi.Streetsblog
October 4, 2018, 9am PDT
A coalition of 15 cities in the Boston area agreed to rapidly build new housing to relieve pressure on the regional housing market.
The Boston Globe
October 4, 2018, 7am PDT
The Metropolitan Council regional planning organization is looking for better data on how people move around the Twin Cities.
Pioneer Press
September 27, 2018, 6am PDT
What does it mean for housing planning if your county gets Amazon's second headquarters? Virginia's Loudoun County contemplates that possibility with a mix of confidence and trepidation.
Loudoun Now
September 19, 2018, 6am PDT
New Orleans transit planners are working to extend the bus network deeper into the surrounding region, as was always intended.
The New Orleans Advocate
September 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
The mayor of Vancouver, Washington is leading a goodwill campaign in the hopes of launching work on a new bridge over the Columbia River, after Washington abandoned Oregon on the project in 2013.
The Oregonian
August 15, 2018, 5am PDT
A cross-jurisdictional trail map is harder to find than one might expect. Not so anymore in the Washington, D.C. region.
Greater Greater Washington
August 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Seattle's suburbs are no longer leading the region in housing construction, even as Seattle's urban core is building more housing than ever.
The Seattle Times
August 12, 2018, 11am PDT
Planners are working quickly to refine a proposal for a $1.8 billion project connecting the 680 corridor in the East Bay Area to bedroom communities in the Central Valley.
The Mercury News
August 8, 2018, 11am PDT
Oregon Metro's Regional Transportation Plan sets policy and project goals through 2040.
Bike Portland
August 6, 2018, 6am PDT
Marisa Lago pens in an opinion piece supporting a regional approach to planning, timed for the release of a new "Geography of Jobs" report.
Medium
July 24, 2018, 7am PDT
Transit supporters in the Detroit region suffered a setback last week, but the hope is that they've only lost a battle, not the war, for regional transit.
Detroit Free Press
July 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is taking a strong stance in support of zoning regulations that enable new multi-family housing developments.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
July 7, 2018, 7am PDT
Regional planners and Dallas officials aren't confident that the area's highway-centric worldview (and budget) will change anytime soon. The city's competitiveness in the national job market may be on the line.
D Magazine
June 18, 2018, 5am PDT
The effects of climate change—rising seas, extreme weather—will require coordinated action around the New York region. Regional planning, in other words.
Curbed NY
June 14, 2018, 10am PDT
Cobb County has been enabled by the state to raise taxes to fund transit expansions. Early planning efforts are expected to face political headwinds in a region known for opposing both taxes and transit.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution