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February 11, 2018, 5am PST
Yelp released revealing new data about city restaurants, showing which cities have a culture of independent eateries and which are dominated by chains.
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February 9, 2018, 12pm PST
Self-driving car companies have proposed equipping bikes, pedestrians, and even pets with the ability to communicate their positions wirelessly. But should autonomous cars really need the help?
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February 7, 2018, 1pm PST
Small cities are an asset to the country, so politicians and thinkers on the left and right would do well to stop calling for their inhabitants to flee, Henry Garbar argues in Slate.
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January 4, 2018, 12pm PST
Scandals and growing competition have contributed to the declining value of the transportation network company.
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October 5, 2017, 5am PDT
Michigan to grant amnesty to 300,000 drivers whose licenses were taken from them because they were too poor to pay the "Driver Responsibility Fee."
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July 19, 2017, 1pm PDT
As America's VMT returns to record highs, more of the miles are coming from cities than ever before.
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June 26, 2017, 1pm PDT
Los Altos, California has erected a new roadblock in its ongoing effort to keep drivers from cutting through residential neighborhoods, beckoned by the popular navigation app Waze.
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April 20, 2017, 8am PDT
As brick and mortar retailers shed jobs and stores, suburbs will lose the most in terms of tax revenues and amenities.
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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.
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April 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Housing experts have been reading and passing around "Evicted," by Matthew Desmond, since its release last year. Now the book has won the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.
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February 14, 2017, 7am PST
A public service announcement on behalf of renters priced out of the housing market: "Talk to your friends about zoning."
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December 28, 2016, 1pm PST
Cities using Uber to supplement or replace public transit may find their dependence on the service detrimental to their cities, when prices rise and alternatives aren't available.
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September 8, 2016, 11am PDT
Faced with a national housing crisis, it's time for cities to stop letting social mores dictate who can live where.
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July 29, 2016, 7am PDT
Through a series of legal maneuvers associated with a coal giant's bankruptcy, the Sierra Club made good on a conservation opportunity worth $2.2 billion and weighing 53 million tons.
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July 28, 2016, 7am PDT
Urban bike infrastructure is plagued by three related problems: design, politics, and security.
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September 18, 2015, 2pm PDT
If the goal of the Affordable Care Act is to reduce the percentage of Americans without health insurance, new Census data shows it's doing just that. Americans without health insurance fell by three percent last year, or 8.8 million people.
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August 5, 2015, 6am PDT
Let the debate ensue about the accuracy (not to mention the appropriateness) of the "Gentrifier Calculator" exercise.
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May 26, 2015, 6am PDT
Most cities in the United States tax land according to what an owner builds on it. That's great if you're an owner, but lousy if you're a city that wants something cool built on it. The solution: tax it according to what an owner can build on it.
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May 17, 2015, 11am PDT
It might take a law degree to separate fact and fiction about the law, but Wyoming has gone to new lengths to limit the access of researchers, including Jane and John Q Public, to data found in open spaces.
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March 4, 2015, 2pm PST
The tendency of transportation planning of the 20th and 21st centuries to negatively impact poor and minority populations received deep attention on national media outlets over the past few days.
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