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.
September 27, 2017, 5am PDT
Two of the most prominent planners in Atlanta have released a book to help set an agenda for equity as the city grows in the next two decades.
September 13, 2017, 9am PDT
Latino activists look to preserve a 'Chicano epicenter,' recently given the designation of a UNESCO site.
September 13, 2017, 5am PDT
Reno is considering a law that critics say is a textbook example of the criminalization of homelessness and everyday life.
September 9, 2017, 5am PDT
In participatory planning, there is no planning without several events known as charrettes, which you probably already knew. Less likely to be common knowledge, however, is how charrettes can live up to their promise in the planning process.
September 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
The 139 Square Miles report attempts to comprehensively report the realities of Detroit, without commentary or critique.
August 29, 2017, 10am PDT
Communities and municipalities have deployed a surprisingly creative menu of policies to increase or restrict access to beaches. The Public trust doctrine, it turns out, is in the eye of the beach-holder.
August 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Rather than focusing only on which streets are most dangerous, Boston officials asked which neighborhoods wanted safety improvements to slow traffic, 45 different communities around the city said they did.
August 12, 2017, 11am PDT
The changes in store for the main corridor through San Francisco's central business district connect to a larger story about accessibility for people with disabilities.
August 4, 2017, 5am PDT
According to Next City, a new mapping tool from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition reveals the roots of gentrification in addition to making stark a history of discrimination.
July 24, 2017, 2pm PDT
The first study to make an attempt at quantifying the value of "eyes on street"—an idea most eloquently described by Jane Jacobs—offers reason to support a mix of uses, with businesses operating later in the evening.