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March 1, 2021, 9am PST
The city passed a proposal to limit the number of whole-home vacation rentals and implement new regulations and fees for rental property owners.
Voice of San Diego
Blog post
November 16, 2020, 5am PST
As the holiday season approaches and the pandemic continues, cities face an uncertain future.
Devin Partida
September 30, 2020, 9am PDT
A new Airbnb Portal gives cities a much-requested glimpse into the short-term rental company's books. Now operating in 15 cities, the Airbnb City Portal is poised for implementation on a global scale.
Bloomberg CityLab
September 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A new study calls for changes to coastal management policies to better protect sandy shorelines retreating under the pressure of rising sea levels.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser
September 15, 2020, 5am PDT
It is time to make bold, disruptive changes to Barcelona's economy, according to this article, by fueling innovation, sustainability, and policies to improve residents' quality of life.
Cities of the Future
April 7, 2020, 9am PDT
The 220-mile route would connect the two cities and could potentially boost the economies of communities along the stretch.
Pittsburg Post-Gazette
March 26, 2020, 11am PDT
The story of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, illustrates the class tensions that arise when an idealized vision of life close to nature butts up against the realities of wealth, privilege, and social inequality.
Outside
January 6, 2020, 7am PST
North Carolina cities are thriving, but rural counties are not experiencing the same level of growth. Still, residents in rural areas say the numbers do not necessarily capture the whole picture.
The Courier-Tribune
August 23, 2019, 5am PDT
From Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Sydney, the best—and the cheapest—views are on ferries, buses, trains, and gondolas.
The New York Times
August 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
August 9, 2019, 7am PDT
At 25 cents an hour, Nevada City, California's meter rates weren't bringing in enough to pay the employees managing them. A fourfold increase will also help the town confront wildfire risk.
CityLab
August 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Rome's Spanish Steps are no longer a place for sitting.
Associated Press
July 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
Grocery stores are more than just places to buy food. They’re the universal gateway to city life and culture.
New York Magazine
May 22, 2019, 6am PDT
Richard Florida discusses a study finding a range of connections between a city or neighborhood's aesthetic appeal and its economic health.
CityLab
May 20, 2019, 5am PDT
A new attempt at mitigating the social impact of short-term rentals and mass tourism.
CityLab
April 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Nashville has a great deal going for it, but rising housing costs and gentrification could take it down a darker path.
The Guardian
April 13, 2019, 5am PDT
More people than ever are traveling, but cities around the world are struggling to keep up. A new declaration aims to balance the benefits and challenges of tourism.
Reuters
Blog post
March 22, 2019, 8am PDT
There are so many more ways to access local culture as a tourist or an urban explorer than ever before.
Kayla Matthews
December 25, 2018, 9am PST
Nonprofits often advocate for local transit spending, but when we gather, we seem to forget these values. How would we know what the transit of a given city is like if we never ride their buses?
Shelterforce Magazine
November 1, 2018, 11am PDT
West Virginia's tourism office and the video game company Bethesda will collaborate to promote both the state and a game set in an imagined future where the state is decimated by nuclear fallout.
Route Fifty