Donald Trump

April 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
Henry Grabar argues that the United States has already too many roads, and the burden of maintenance costs and the sprawl encouraged by road-building should make new roads and bridges the country's last priority.
Slate
Blog post
April 13, 2017, 11am PDT
At an annual gathering of land use journalists, we came away with more questions than answers about how the Trump administration will treat cities.
Josh Stephens
April 9, 2017, 11am PDT
Much talked about Trump infrastructure bill has yet to be written, but the president's failure to pass a health care bill in the House has drawn Congress watchers' attention to the Freedom Caucus and the impact they may have an infrastructure bill.
The Hill
April 3, 2017, 8am PDT
Cutting millions in federal aid to the New York City Housing Authority will "evaporate" years of progress in the city, said the agency's CEO.
The Wall Street Jounal
March 20, 2017, 8am PDT
HUD has a complicated and controversial history, and it's all coming into play as the Trump Administration proposes funding cuts and installs problematic leadership.
Curbed
March 20, 2017, 6am PDT
Immigrants, both documented and undocumented, are a growing factor in the demand for new housing. In the long term (or sooner), the Trump Administration's hard line on newcomers could lead to instability for the rest of us.
The Guardian
March 13, 2017, 1pm PDT
Ironically, some of the greatest architecture of the past came from the most nefarious of sources: monarchies and dictatorships. Democratic design, though, can be bland and generic. What of design in our new undemocratic age?
Common Edge
March 6, 2017, 2pm PST
Electrifying Caltrain is low-hanging fruit for Infrastructure spending. Unfortunately, the fruit may spoil on the vine because the California GOP and Donald Trump have put the project on hold.
Medium
March 5, 2017, 7am PST
The Black Lives Matter movement has seen legislative successes in advocating policies at the city level, but the Trump Administration will pose new challenges.
Next City
March 1, 2017, 11am PST
The 800,000 undocumented immigrants in Los Angeles County are at the opposite end of the socioeconomic spectrum from the 1,900 employees at Snapchat. The fate of both populations have deep implications for L.A.'s housing crisis.
California Planning & Development Report
February 25, 2017, 11am PST
The second project bearing Trump's name will open next week in Canada. Donald Jr. and Eric Trump will be on hand for the opening. The mayor of the city will not.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
February 13, 2017, 2pm PST
One of the most enthusiastic advocates for the urban resurgence, Richard Florida turns his attention to the segregation, inequality, and housing shortages that threaten to tear cities apart in The New Urban Crisis.
California Planning & Development Report
February 10, 2017, 7am PST
Deborah Fisher has proposed a highway bill, Chuck Schumer wrote an infrastructure bill, and Donald Trump campaigned on the issue. The shape the final bill will take is still in flux.
The Hill
January 28, 2017, 5am PST
Across the country, affordable housing projects depend on tax credits to encourage investment; the possibility of a lower tax rate has already affected their funding.
Next City
January 27, 2017, 11am PST
Metro Rail and MARC were flooded with riders on their way to the Women's March to protest the inauguration of Donald Trump in the nation's capital.
The Washington Post
January 23, 2017, 8am PST
It may be the last U.S. contribution the fund sees for some time.
Grist
January 20, 2017, 6am PST
An open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, signed by 276 architecture and design firms, argues that the country's new leader should build the economy by protecting the environment.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 5, 2017, 6am PST
In Sacramento, a protracted fight involving the California Environmental Quality Act downsized a proposed development. It also added fuel to the pro-Trump, anti-development fire that swept the nation on November 8.
California Planning & Development Report
December 19, 2016, 6am PST
The Trump Administration's politics could provide a nudge to bring environmentalism back to its roots in social justice.
The Atlantic
Blog post
December 7, 2016, 2pm PST
If the country is about to embark on a new era of infrastructure investment, care will be necessary to ensure long-term benefits for mobility.
Steven Polzin