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November 6, 2019, 5am PST
New York City will create green waves by adjusting traffic signals to keep cyclists moving, even when drivers will have to slow down.
The New York Times
November 5, 2019, 7am PST
Construction of a border wall would have grave social and environmental consequences, but retailers with clout are not stepping up as they have when other places have been threatened.
High Country News
November 4, 2019, 5am PST
Modular housing is cheaper and faster to build compared to conventional buildings. These advantages could make it an effective and viable way to increase apartment housing stock.
CALmatters
October 31, 2019, 10am PDT
The world is noisier than ever, and the long-term effects of exposure are serious. Still, noise pollution isn’t considered a legitimate environmental hazard.
The Atlantic
October 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
In many cities, people are living in places that are hard to locate. But accurate census counts are crucial to ensuring cities get their fair share of political power and funding.
The New York Times
October 28, 2019, 9am PDT
The state is seeing an outmigration of residents moving to more affordable places, but it isn’t just wealthy retirees leaving the Golden State.
Curbed
October 17, 2019, 12pm PDT
An interstate commerce clause is being used to challenge climate change measures and regulations.
Sightline Institute
October 17, 2019, 5am PDT
Subdivisions in states across the country are catering to people who want the benefits of living in homes without the burdens of home ownership.
NPR - All Things Considered
October 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Since the Great Recession, homeownership is down and corporations are taking advantage of the profit opportunities.
CityLab
October 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Animals are not only evolving in remarkable ways to meet the challenges of urban environments, but they are doing it quickly.
Wired
September 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Public transportation that serves regional areas makes sense, but the United States has been slow to pursue strategies and policies that foster these types of systems.
the transport politic
September 28, 2019, 5am PDT
A new report examines a range of strategies that limit the displacement effects of park projects.
CityLab
September 27, 2019, 11am PDT
Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in the United States, but cities have been slow to implement effective policies and road design measures to change the trend.
Los Angeles Times
September 25, 2019, 10am PDT
A new guide says cities need to plan now for AVs so they are not caught off guard when the technology finally arrives.
Wired
September 17, 2019, 6am PDT
The latest arrival on the shared mobility scene are Revel mopeds, part of the next generation of devices offering an alternative to car travel.
Slate
August 25, 2019, 11am PDT
In communities lacking green space, public access to upgraded school playgrounds is a win-win solution.
Fast Company
August 21, 2019, 10am PDT
Developers are working to attract tenants to co-working spaces, in a relationship that they say benefits companies as well as surrounding communities.
The New York Times
August 9, 2019, 8am PDT
Current zoning restrictions hearken back to an America that long longer exists. It’s time to update codes and stop perpetuating housing segregation and inequality.
The New York Times
July 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Both Bird and Lime have organized boards of experts to conduct research and advise the companies as their micromobility ventures grow.
CityLab
July 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
Colorful, engaging crosswalks aren’t the norm, but they’re popping up around the country. And while they aren’t in line with federal guidelines, they have transformed streets and intersections.
NPR