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July 22, 2019, 7am PDT
It will be a quick transition from record spending on home renovations to a steep decline in spending, according to a new report.
HousingWire
July 17, 2019, 7am PDT
A comprehensive national study finds that for many original residents of gentrifying neighborhoods, the effects of gentrification can have positive effects.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 2019, 11am PDT
A new study finds that interim recreational use of underutilized sections of crowded cities can benefit more than just humans.
Next City
May 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
The world hasn't been the same since Airbnb launched in 2008 and quickly grew in popularity.
CityLab
May 30, 2019, 6am PDT
Zoning and the economy aren't the only factors in neighborhood change—financial regulations and policies, sometimes seemingly unrelated, also have an effect.
Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University
April 25, 2019, 5am PDT
Work requirement programs achieve very little in helping housing assistance recipients find work, according to a recent study.
Curbed
March 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Homeownership rates declined precipitously in the United States up until 2016. While that trend has reversed in more recent years, it's still hard to tell what the future of homeownership will be.
Harvard Center for Joint Housing Studies
November 12, 2018, 12pm PST
Men are more likely to undertake longer commutes, according to recent analysis of U.K. commuting habits.
Office for National Statistics
Feature
October 24, 2018, 6am PDT
A survey of planning offices in the United States reveals an important dynamic of professional practice.
Edward J. Jepson Jr.
October 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
Two new research hubs will explore the intersections between homelessness, technology, and urban planning.
Oregon Live
September 24, 2018, 9am PDT
New research finds that, done right, working with ride-hailing companies can save public agencies money.
Metro Magazine
Blog post
August 20, 2018, 5am PDT
We are in perhaps the most dynamic period with respect to changes in travel behavior in the past 50 years. Chose your data wisely.
Steven Polzin
August 17, 2018, 8am PDT
A reminder of the intended purpose of environmental law.
Center for American Progress
August 17, 2018, 7am PDT
A shared post by Regina Clewlow, CEO and founder of Populus.
Populus on Medium
May 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
U.S. PIRG wants states to use funding from multi-billion dollar Volkswagen settlements to convert the nation's school bus fleet, 95% of which is diesel-powered, to zero-emission buses to reduce children's exposure to toxic air pollution.
U.S. Pirg
May 13, 2018, 11am PDT
Kathleen Pender, business columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, points to two reasons why home prices rise amidst a Bay Area exodus to other states. On a state level, out-migration shows California's strong but dysfunctional economy.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Politics and economics win over public health in Racine County as the EPA exempted the area around the Foxconn's massive facility from meeting stricter ozone pollution standards, saving the company from investing in smog-reducing equipment.
Chicago Tribune
March 27, 2018, 1pm PDT
The mission of the National League of Cities is to advocate for cities—and the organization is now gathering evidence to push back on growing amount of state preemption of local control.
CitiesSpeak
November 14, 2017, 6am PST
As many wonder whether the nation's multi-decade crime decline will continue, research suggests that community groups and local nonprofits have played a larger role in that story than they're given credit for.
The New York Times
August 24, 2017, 11am PDT
Many cities require the owners of multistory buildings to regularly inspect their façades, looking for problems that may lead to injury or property damage. Drones can potentially help ease the process and cost of doing so.
Doggerel