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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
July 20, 2019, 7am PDT
The economy is improving in places like Texas, but a closer look indicates that cities are taking off while rural areas are lagging behind.
The New York Times
July 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Local municipalities are offering housing incentives to draw employees and help them live closer to their jobs.
Governing
July 15, 2019, 5am PDT
While much focus is on the future of autonomous vehicles, the increase in pedestrian deaths related to SUVs remains a largely ignored issue.
Slate
July 13, 2019, 7am PDT
Bus stop balancing can help lines run much more smoothly. A new publication guides agencies through the process.
Streetsblog USA
June 22, 2019, 11am PDT
U.S. coastal cities need to prepare for the effects of climate change, but the pot of funding is limited. There’s no way around the fact that there will be winners and there will be losers.
The New York Times
June 22, 2019, 9am PDT
Scooters are a useful addition to the mobility landscape, but cities need to address the many safety issues that come along with them.
The New York Times
June 18, 2019, 9am PDT
Cities go through ups and downs over time, and where a city is in its longer history can reveal the reasons behind population changes.
Governing
June 14, 2019, 7am PDT
A new working paper adds another perspective to the debate about easing zoning regulations to address the affordable housing crisis.
CityLab
June 10, 2019, 9am PDT
A study about planning for AVs shows that most cities are not actively working to prepare for them and officials are worried about the many potential effects they will have on cities.
CityLab
June 10, 2019, 7am PDT
If action isn’t taken to address the major issues the nation faces today, younger people will be contending with a lifetime of hardship. But older generations seem mostly to be looking the other way.
Slate
June 5, 2019, 10am PDT
Dangerous driving is a common feature of U.S. car ads, but other countries have banned this advertising because it glorifies reckless behavior.
Streetsblog USA
May 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
City life is being sold as a convenient version of the suburbs, with similar amenities minus the time-consuming commute.
The New York Times
May 28, 2019, 6am PDT
A new analysis looks at how income and population density are related to car ownership and some ways that the design of cities can help lessen car dependence.
Slate
May 23, 2019, 10am PDT
Rental car companies and cities say companies like Turo and Getaround are not following the regulatory rules that should apply to them.
CityLab
May 17, 2019, 6am PDT
A new book looks at the evolution of American ballparks and the changes that have mirrored urbanism.
Curbed
May 15, 2019, 2pm PDT
The bikes offer a transportation option for older people where other modes fall short.
Fast Company
May 15, 2019, 5am PDT
A design-focused study of mode choice doesn’t consider the many ways people interact with and travel through urban environments.
City Observatory