Cities

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The former mayor of New York is launching the "American Cities Initiative." The initiative comes with a scathing critique of the federal government's treatment of urban areas.
New York Times
June 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
States and cities are reacting to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday. Three states formed the U.S. Climate Alliance; by Monday, it had grown to 13. Initially 30 mayors signed in support; it's now over 200.
Planetizen
May 31, 2017, 2pm PDT
City life happens at street level. But some of our most iconic images of cities are focused hundreds, or even thousands, of feet in the air. Our streetscapes are the worse off for it.
Common Edge
May 24, 2017, 5am PDT
Not all ideas are worth attention. What does the fact that ideas like Elon Musk's The Boring Company get so much attention say about the quality of civic discourse, or the potential for planning to improve the built environment?
The Baffler
March 30, 2017, 9am PDT
A contentious debate broke out this week, after a pundit proposed breaking up the consolidation of economic and political power of the country's liberal cities.
The New York Times
March 21, 2017, 6am PDT
An online tool released three weeks ago by the Chicago Federal Reserve allows a more nuanced comparison between peer cities.
Forbes
March 7, 2017, 2pm PST
The devil is in the details, as they say. That will be especially true as Congress and the Trump Administration decide how to allocate infrastructure spending around the county.
Route Fifty
Blog post
January 18, 2017, 2pm PST
Walkable cities with strong downtowns are closing the economic gap with suburbia, while sprawling cities—even those with high population growth—are not doing as well.
Michael Lewyn
January 16, 2017, 5am PST
A list of the ways cities will resist the anti-urban politics of the populist movements represented by President-elect Donald Trump and Brexit.
CityLab
Blog post
November 21, 2016, 11am PST
Keynote speeches and break-out sessions at this year's Rocky Mountain City Summit implicated the importance of cultural knowledge for planning inclusive and equitable cities.
Dean Saitta
November 16, 2016, 7am PST
Last month, politicians, energy executives, and energy experts met in Istanbul for the 23rd World Energy Congress. The event gives global leaders a chance to coordinate energy policy, discuss new ideas, and seek solutions to climate change
Doggerel
October 6, 2016, 11am PDT
Even as rents continue to rise nationally, some of the most expensive cities like San Jose, San Francisco, and New York have seen rents fall this year.
The Wall Street Jounal
September 23, 2016, 5am PDT
Tour the history of the world's most famous cities.
Business Insider
September 9, 2016, 8am PDT
A new crowdsourced map projects asks people to draw their city limits from memory.
CityLab
June 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Good jobs, affordable housing, and quality of life rarely come in a total package. In fact, according to new analysis from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, only three cities in the United States combine all three.
Gizmodo
May 13, 2016, 1pm PDT
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf grew up in a small town, but he has since adopted cities among his political causes. In recent remarks, he detailed his opinions about how public policy shortchanges cities—in Pennsylvania and the country.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Blog post
May 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
Even when urban centers are losing families, this trend does not necessarily apply to rich areas near downtown.
Michael Lewyn
Blog post
May 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent Newsweek article on urbanism is chock-full of nonsense.
Michael Lewyn
April 26, 2016, 5am PDT
It might come as a shock to planners who lived and worked through the great recession, but a Canadian publication has named urban planning in the number two position on a ranking of "Best Jobs" in the country.
Canadian Business
March 29, 2016, 8am PDT
Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser argues for the loosening of regulations that create barriers to entry for small businesses and immigrant entrepreneurship in Boston.
NewBostonPost