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Regional Planning

May 13, 2020, 6am PDT
Transit planners in the Baltimore area are working on plans for a more reliable, useful regional transit system.
Greater Greater Washington
April 8, 2020, 10am PDT
Many elements of the plan for the Ballard-Interbay were never implemented, and its relevance as a planning document is over.
The Urbanist
March 16, 2020, 7am PDT
Identifying potential hubs and activity centers allows regions to foster economic growth and density.
The Avenue (Brookings)
March 2, 2020, 7am PST
A massive public transit planning effort is underway in the Charlotte region.
Plan Charlotte
February 4, 2020, 11am PST
In a planning area encompassing Hamilton, Hendricks, Boone, Johnson, Morgan, Shelby and Hancock counties in Indiana, streets with no sidewalks outnumber streets with sidewalks by more than two to one.
Indianapolis Star
January 22, 2020, 12pm PST
Transit planners in the region around Toronto are planning a "parking modernization" program that will charge for parking at GO stations and hope to provide new ways to access the system—without a car.
The Globe and Mail
December 26, 2019, 7am PST
The suburban status quo is due for an update in Michigan's wealthiest county, and a new county executive is ready to lead the county in a new direction.
CityLab
December 20, 2019, 2pm PST
The Eno Center for Transportation presents a 30-minute webinar, available on YouTube, to explore the cutting edge of Mobility-as-a-Service programs, with specific attention to regional programs.
Eno Center for Transportation via YouTube
Feature
December 17, 2019, 2pm PST
Long considered beneath serious attention by design and planning elites, suburban settlements in the United States are emerging as key arenas to address crucial environmental, economic, and social issues.
Michael Mehaffy
November 26, 2019, 10am PST
With stronger state mandates kicking in, California housing permits rose sharply in September. But as one construction industry commentator noted, an uptick isn't a trend.
The Mercury News
November 10, 2019, 1pm PST
The Southern California Association of Governments, in response to new mandates from the state, has adopted a radical new approach to housing requirements in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties.
Los Angeles Times
November 6, 2019, 10am PST
TriMet, the regional transit agency in the Portland, Oregon area, this week launched a process for creating a new Pedestrian Plan.
BikePortland
October 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
Improving the systems and politics of transportation funding could ensure more local money, more efficient land use planning and mobility choices, and more.
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
October 31, 2019, 7am PDT
The geography of work in New York City must include an analysis of the larger region, according to a new report from the New York City Department of City Planning.
NYC Planning
October 19, 2019, 11am PDT
Facing a severe housing shortage, Washington, D.C. grapples with how to approach the challenges presented by local stakeholders who oppose any and all development.
WAMU
October 2, 2019, 8am PDT
Project priorities for the Faster Bay Area ballot initiative, speculatively proposed for the November 2020 election, have not yet been specified. But BART's new general manager has ideas about the money could be spent.
The Mercury News
September 26, 2019, 5am PDT
The recently formed Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority released a new regional transit plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 6, 2019, 10am PDT
The Vision 2050 plan, which charts the growth for King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties in Washington State, would focus almost all the growth meant to accommodate 1.8 million new residents inside urban areas.
The Urbanist
July 3, 2019, 8am PDT
While most Bay Area communities are pursuing housing solutions "individually," local planners acknowledge the need for strategies that address the regional as a unified whole.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
July 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
Sprawl might relieve the housing crisis, but it would also exacerbate the climate crisis. Tough choices will be necessary in regions like San Diego, where the question of where to accommodate growth is very much in question.
The San Diego Union-Tribune