Infrastructure

April 13, 2011, 5am PDT
New report out of Dartmouth College says America needs to build, to boost recovery and improve global competitiveness.
Huffington Post
April 12, 2011, 11am PDT
CNN is reporting on the budget cuts for 2011, many of which will affect America's cities, infrastructure and vulnerable populations.
CNNMoney
March 14, 2011, 8am PDT
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is often the most feasible, quickly implemented and cost-effective way to improve mobility in the United States, concluded a distinguished panel of transport experts at a Brookings Institution event.
TheCityFix.com
February 8, 2011, 1pm PST
Formed as a primarily agrarian nation, Canada is now seeing its cities crippled by constitutional arrangements that leaves its cities underfunded and with only minimal support from the federal government, writes John Macfarlane.
The Walrus
January 12, 2011, 7am PST
As part of its ongoing series on Canada's aging population, the Globe and Mail looks at what is being done to adapt cities for a large cohort of senior citizens.
Globe and Mail
January 8, 2011, 1pm PST
PBS program "Need to Know" recently ran a segment on "Fixing America" where they asked a handful of big thinkers how to fix America. They invited regular people to send in their ideas, and have a follow up with answers from the public.
NEED TO KNOW on PBS.org
December 23, 2010, 1pm PST
By refusing federal stimulus funds for high speed rail projects in their states, incoming Republican governors in Midwest gifted California over $600 million in new funding for the state's planned 800-mile network, says the Fresno Bee.
The Fresno Bee
December 6, 2010, 8am PST
Owen McShane argues the newly consolidated Auckland Region government is turning to rail transit initiatives without any evidence that such projects actually work.
New Geography
December 3, 2010, 9am PST
Andy Lipkis, the founder and president of TreePeople, an organization in Los Angeles that brings natural concepts into the "urban forest", details his 40 years of work proving the feasibility of projects such as the Elmer Avenue Project.
The Planning Report
December 2, 2010, 10am PST
Utilizing skilled labor forces, existing manufacturing facilities and generous public incentives, Michigan and Ohio are becoming solar power leaders.
The New York Times
November 18, 2010, 10am PST
Bjorn Lomburg argues that cities should not despair over rising sea levels climate change. Instead, they should adapt.
The Washington Post
November 16, 2010, 2pm PST
Chevy, Ford, and Nissan are all debuting electric models over the next year, but are Americans ready? Eric Jaffe considers why not.
The Infrastructurist
November 8, 2010, 2pm PST
A new study finds that surface topography, not solely an area's underlying geology, contributes significantly to earthquake intensity. Researchers hope that the new information can be easily factored into local planning and design processes.
The New York Times
November 2, 2010, 1pm PDT
Eric Jaffe highlights projects across the country that could be impacted by today's gubernatorial contests.
The Infrastructurist
October 22, 2010, 8am PDT
Cities around the world are eager to launch bike share programs, but many are deterred by high start-up costs. A new system may offer a cheaper alternative.
Next American City
Blog post
October 10, 2010, 6pm PDT

 

Rick Abelson
September 23, 2010, 8am PDT
A new report from TRIP, a transportation research group based in Washington D.C., cites San Jose, Los Angeles and San Francisco-Oakland as the urban regions where rough roads lead to higher vehicle operating costs.
tripnet.org
September 15, 2010, 7am PDT
AltTransport takes a look at the biggest skirmishes in the world of transportation and sustainability that took place over the past calendar year.
AltTransport
September 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
The newest U.S. stimulus proposal is aimed at improving infrastructure but could go farther, says Jonna McKone from TheCityFix.com.
TheCityFix
August 23, 2010, 5am PDT
Chikodi Chima looks at the innovative ideas coming out of China like the famous road-straddling bus announced earlier this month, and asks, has America lost it's edge?
AltTransport