February 6, 2017, 7am PST
A local politician resorted to holding a bake sale to help fund free bus service for students.
November 17, 2016, 8am PST
First came the demise of the $2.9 billion Red Line light rail project, then came the $138 million BaltimoreLink bus system project. Now a coalition of union and political interests are pushing for a "People's Alternative."
October 27, 2016, 7am PDT
The Baltimore City Council granted initial approval for the city's first zoning code overhaul in over 40 years.
September 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has thrown support behind a study to add a third span to the Bay Bridge that spans the Chesapeake Bay.
August 4, 2016, 12pm PDT
The decision by the Baltimore County Council allows landlords to continue using "source of income" as criteria for prospective tenants. Such practices are often used to bar residents relying on housing vouchers.
March 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The newly approved Charm City bikeshare system has a leg up on the competition: 200 of the system's 500 bikes will come with electric pedaling assistance.
January 16, 2016, 9am PST
Gov. Larry Hogan spent the week pitching a $152 million improvement project for a highway located at the north end of the state. The announcement comes less than a year after Gov. Hogan killed a light rail plan.
January 8, 2016, 5am PST
The state of Maryland and the city of Baltimore are partnering on a massive redevelopment effort.
December 2, 2015, 2pm PST
There are 200 community land trusts in the country, so the idea clearly has traction. With three organizations pursuing new community land trusts, the model might soon have a new test bed in Baltimore as well.
October 1, 2015, 8am PDT
A response to the conventional thinking about demolitions as the antidote to blighted, vacant properties and the negative effects that follow.
September 24, 2015, 10am PDT
The Baltimore Planning Commission will soon consider the South Baltimore Gateway Master Plan, which lays out a 20-year agenda to support a wave of entertainment development coming to the neighborhood.
August 19, 2015, 11am PDT
The city of Baltimore is taking a new approach to an old idea: that schools should be the center of neighborhoods.
September 5, 2014, 12pm PDT
A bank controlled by the government of Japan has promised $5 billion in financing for a proposal that would connect Washington D.C. and Baltimore via maglev, high-speed rail.
November 18, 2013, 12pm PST
As portions of the nation's pioneering waterfront redevelopment and "festival marketplace" turn 40, Baltimore's Inner Harbor is showing its age. A new master plan for the state's premier attraction focuses on improving its public spaces.
October 30, 2013, 2pm PDT
Visionary developer James W. Rouse always wanted his planned community in Howard County, Maryland to be a "real city". As Columbia nears 50, a 30-year plan and new development seeks to fill in the community's "doughnut hole" with walkable density.
September 6, 2013, 5am PDT
A new 14.1-mile light rail project through downtown Baltimore is among the 17 projects to be funded by Maryland's recent gas tax increase, Governor Martin O'Malley announced this week.
July 15, 2013, 7am PDT
A new study published in the journal Environmental Pollution makes the first conclusive case for the ability of urban foliage to reduce fine particle pollution, reducing breathing problems and saving lives in the process.
May 31, 2013, 10am PDT
An innovative planning project engages Baltimore's youth in developing concepts for making the city's Inner Harbor an enjoyable place for tourists, shoppers, and teens.
March 23, 2013, 11am PDT
One of the nation's most-watched and complex gas tax bills made significant progress in the House of Delegates. It retained one of its most significant parts, indexing the tax (and transit fares) to inflation, overcoming opposition by Republicans.
January 10, 2013, 7am PST
From bicycle planning to mapping to infrastructure expansion, counties and cities throughout the state are pushing forward with efforts to increase bicycling opportunities, reports Candy Thomson.