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Oklahoma will now be able to regulate coal ash disposal without answering to federal regulators.
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June 1, 2018, 10am PDT
A number of cities are considering hiking up taxes on vacant properties. But does that actually lead to a reduction in blight?
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May 17, 2018, 2pm PDT
What they lack in speed they make up for in revelry. But multiple-rider "beer bikes" also pose challenges to regulators.
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May 13, 2018, 9am PDT
Once, trains dominated the city’s economy, now it's "brains, bikes and beer," according to city officials.
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May 9, 2018, 5am PDT
Private bikeshare companies have rolled out large fleets of bikes in cities around the world and United States, but despite their ubiquity, dockless bikeshare is actually much less popular than traditional bikeshare.
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April 11, 2018, 10am PDT
Increasing car ownership and shifting demographics means planners need to rethink the car-centric equation, according to this article.
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April 3, 2018, 10am PDT
Dan Vock of Governing takes a broad look at congestion pricing, beginning with the success of Virginia's 66 Express Lanes, the ones where tolls initially topped $40. Notwithstanding complaints, managed lanes are spreading, but challenges remain.
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March 20, 2018, 11am PDT
A building boom in cities like Seattle has slowed rising rents, but experts don't see this as a lasting trend.
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February 24, 2018, 1pm PST
A recent study from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) predicts some of the economic impacts of climate change.
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February 20, 2018, 11am PST
Cities and researchers are reconsidering the effects of the controversial housing policy known as rent control.
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January 27, 2018, 5am PST
“It has to be one of the greatest wastes of money in any state’s history,” Alan Greenblatt writes.
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January 18, 2018, 12pm PST
To get a handle on drivers whizzing through its main road, the small town of Betterton, Maryland installed a "smart" radar speed sign. The data it collected helped the local sheriff's department improve traffic enforcement.
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January 17, 2018, 12pm PST
Oregon was the first to conduct a pilot program in 2006, followed by California and Colorado last year. With financial backing from the U.S. DOT, at least four more states are exploring charging by the mile driven rather than the fuel burned.
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January 11, 2018, 5am PST
The plug has been pulled on an ongoing study into the feasibility of higher speed rail service between the Twin Cities in Minnesota and Milwaukee in Wisconsin. Wisconsin wasn't supporting the project; now Minnesota isn't either.
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December 8, 2017, 7am PST
Several cities located in the Northeast, especially in the New York region, saw a significant increase in the number of car-free households.
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December 2, 2017, 5am PST
An article on Governing aims to spread the word about the Greenprint Resource Hub.
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November 10, 2017, 7am PST
Commuting statistics have held consistent, according to Census data, even as the number of people working from home continues to climb.
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November 9, 2017, 7am PST
An oil town in a red state proves we don't have to talk about climate change to adapt to it.
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October 17, 2017, 9am PDT
While mayors of shrinking cities do all they can to buoy a discouraging metric, others ask whether population growth is all it's cracked up to be.
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September 29, 2017, 7am PDT
Seattle appears to be following the Vancouver, B.C. model by increasing population and residential density while investing in transit. If it works, traffic congestion will not deteriorate, and vehicle trips should drop.
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