2 days ago
A local nonprofit created a real estate development wing to stem the tide of displacement in San Francisco.
3 days ago
This report estimates that U.S. cities could save half a trillion dollars by investing in "smart surface technologies." The study takes into account obvious factors like energy use and less intuitive ones like tourism revenues.
February 5, 2018, 9am PST
A co-curricular program at a Philadelphia medical school integrates public health and city planning.
January 29, 2018, 11am PST
A new rule will make it easier to send vouchers for rent assistance to wealthier neighborhoods. The Trump Administration is not a willing partner in this effort.
January 23, 2018, 2pm PST
New York demonstrates how pension funds can be a major source of financing for affordable housing.
January 22, 2018, 2pm PST
A study of a poorer neighborhood in Buenos Aires reveals that a delicate balance of design, public space, planning, and access are keys to success.
January 18, 2018, 10am PST
Affordability is elusive in many of America's cities, but some of them made concrete efforts to fight that trend in 2017.
January 12, 2018, 6am PST
To get diverse developers involved, the Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development has released a request for proposals from diverse and women-owned developers.
December 29, 2017, 8am PST
Although there is a strong push for accessibility as a key metric in transportation and land use planning efforts, there is still a long way to go in putting theory and intentions into practice.
December 16, 2017, 9am PST
A California policy lets cities offer tax incentives to landowners who put vacant lots to use as urban farms or gardens. Long Beach is the latest comer, but the uptake has been sluggish elsewhere.
December 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Many high school and grade school students in Seattle have been riding the city's Metro for free during the school year, now to encourage ridership during the summer, the city has been offering steep discounts for riders between 6-18 years old.
November 29, 2017, 8am PST
As part of an interdepartmental effort, the city's planning department is embedding an explicit equity lens into how it considers the distribution of civic resources.
November 18, 2017, 1pm PST
In many locales, instruments like traffic studies take pedestrian health into little account. According to Lark Lo, healthy communities haven't been much of a priority at all.
November 18, 2017, 7am PST
Despite de Blasio's campaign promises, the city of New York still doesn't count vacant properties, a negligence that advocates for the homeless have been fighting for years.
November 17, 2017, 1pm PST
By 2019, a multi-million dollar project developed by a former "big energy" guy might make Cleveland the new U.S. leader in renewable energy.
November 7, 2017, 8am PST
San Diego's Affordable Homes Bonus Program (AHBP), launched in mid-2016, increases incentives for projects that incorporate more affordable units. Developers are taking notice.
October 30, 2017, 6am PDT
With support from the city and community development groups, Interboro Community Land Trust will focus on creating affordable homeownership opportunities.
October 25, 2017, 6am PDT
Damon Rich wants constituents and professionals alike to get excited about the bureaucratic slog.
October 20, 2017, 12pm PDT
National City, California pioneered a model for implementing environmental justice considerations into planning processes—state law compels states to follow National City's leadership.
September 29, 2017, 11am PDT
In much of the world, people do not have access to toilets and sewers. To make these places safer, innovators look for cheap, easy-to-install solutions.