April 12, 2017, 12pm PDT
Valley Metro announced a suite of bus service improvements this month, with even more potentially on the way later this year.
February 7, 2017, 9am PST
Pulling in community members and a network of local nonprofits, Phoenix's "Spaces of Opportunity" is an attempt to make urban farming something more than a catchphrase.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 19, 2017, 9am PST
A light rail extension that will reach South Phoenix took a crucial step forward last week.
December 27, 2016, 11am PST
Experts expect the Phoenix region, a hot bed for the negative effects of the housing crash of the Great Recession, to become one of the nation's strongest housing markets in 2017.
December 27, 2016, 6am PST
California's loss is Arizona's gain. That's how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey see's Uber's decision on Thursday to haul their fleet of self-driving Volvos from San Francisco to Arizona after the company refused to secure the necessary operating permits.
December 7, 2016, 1pm PST
The National Association of Realtors weigh in on 2017 housing forecast.
November 14, 2016, 1pm PST
A pilot program in Phoenix looks to add art, lighting, seating and other amenities to beautify and make use of the city's alleyways.
October 7, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine a built environment that starts from a central location of Scottsdale, Arizona, sprawling outwards until it covers 70 percent of all land on Earth.
July 28, 2016, 6am PDT
A city famous for tall palm trees wants to find some shade.
June 20, 2016, 7am PDT
Phoenix, once described as 'the world’s least sustainable city' is focusing growth on its downtown and investing in light rail and bike share to attract high tech companies and workers.
April 4, 2016, 9am PDT
Planners are increasingly using social media for public engagement. How can you analyze what people are saying? NodeXL is an easy to use free tool for scraping and analyzing social media. I use this tool to report from the APA National Conference.
September 16, 2015, 7am PDT
Cities traditionally thought of as car-centric are putting ambitious light rail plans at the center of ambitious plans for transit.
August 27, 2015, 6am PDT
Phoenix voters, by 55 percent according to preliminary results, chose to increase their sales tax from .4 to .7 percent on Tuesday, continuing until 2051 to pay for $17 billion in transportation improvements.
August 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
The Valley Metro Rail system launched a new light rail extension over the weekend that connects the city of Mesa into Phoenix, Tempe and to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
August 17, 2015, 7am PDT
A seven-year-old light rail line has beaten ridership projections and transformed neighborhoods in Phoenix. Now, one of the nation's most sprawling cities considers where to expand the system—and how to pay for it.
July 29, 2015, 7am PDT
On August 25, voters in Phoenix and Maricopa County will determine the outcome of Proposition 104, a transportation sales tax measure that would raise $17 billion for a wide variety of transportation improvements, including extended light rail.
July 4, 2015, 11am PDT
The 'South Mountain Freeway' would build a 22-mile freeway extension between Laveen and Chandler. The route's proximity to sacred tribal land has prompted a lawsuit, even after years of planning.
July 2, 2015, 10am PDT
The Phoenix region, as a relatively young metropolitan area, has sprawled as it's grown and for much of its expansion has overlooked placemaking considerations. A recent feature in The Arizona Republic highlights the places that standout.
June 29, 2015, 8am PDT
Frustrated with Congress' inability to fund a six-year transportation bill, Mayor Greg Stanton is backing an August sales tax measure to expand light rail. Stanton also discusses climate change and water rights in the article and accompanying videos
March 16, 2015, 8am PDT
An op-ed in the New York Times provides a firsthand account of the growing concern over water in a state that has yet to set limits on its explosive growth.