Valley Metro

Rendering of Culdesac Tempe development

Nation's First 'Zero-Driving Community' Takes Shape in Tempe

Slated to open in 2022, Culdesac Tempe contractually forbids personal vehicles from parking within a quarter-mile radius of the project site.

September 19, 2021 - Bloomberg CityLab

Valley Metro

Phoenix's Valley Metro Works on Three Light Rail Project During Pandemic Lull

Construction continues on three Phoenix light rail projects set to be completed in 2024.

September 24, 2020 - Arizona Republic

Valley Metro Rail

Light Rail Plans Survive Election Challenge in Phoenix

An election to decide the fate of public transit planning in the city of Phoenix captured national attention as a bellwether for public opinion. Unofficial results have public transit winning with plenty of votes to spare.

August 28, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Valley Metro Rail

Phoenix's Future on the Ballot

Voters in Phoenix are already casting ballots in an election to be decided next week. Proposition 105 would end planned light extensions, and Proposition 106 would cap city spending.

August 22, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Feds Release Capital Investment Grants for Three Rail Transit Projects

Three major public transit projects in the western United States received a major infusion of funding from the federal government this week.

July 12, 2019 - Progressive Railroading

Valley Metro

Phoenix City Council Shifts Voter-Approved Light Rail Project Funding to Roads

Locally generated sales tax revenue will no longer fund a planned light rail extension in west Phoenix.

March 25, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Phoenix Region Public Transit

Ballot Initiative Could Erase Phoenix Light Rail Extension Plans

Anti-light rail activists gathered enough signatures to qualify a controversial measure on the August ballot.

February 7, 2019 - Arizona Republic

Valley Metro

Transit Supporters Push Back in Phoenix

Three votes and several long-range transit plans should have sufficiently insulated transit plans in Phoenix from obstructionist tactics, according to the opinion piece.

January 24, 2019 - The Arizona Republic

Phoenix Light Rail

10 Years Later: Evaluating Phoenix Light Rail

A big feature story celebrates the first ten years of Valley Metro Rail.

December 30, 2018 - Arizona Central

Dallas Transit

Feds Let the Transit Funding Flow

It was a big week for long-awaited transit funding from the Federal Transit Administration.

December 2, 2018 - Smart Cities Dive

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Urban Design for Planners 1: Software Tools

This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.

Hand Drawing Master Plans

This course aims to provide an introduction into Urban Design Sketching focused on how to hand draw master plans using a mix of colored markers.