Air Pollution

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With Mayor Jenny Durkan's announcement that Seattle will pursue cordon area congestion pricing coming five days after New York dropped its plan, a Washington State pro-business publication looks at the difficulties in getting the politics right.
Lens
March 23, 2018, 7am PDT
Paris' Socialist mayor, Anne Hidalgo, wants to make transit free to get people out of their cars in the city of 2.2 million.
Reuters
March 18, 2018, 11am PDT
As a result of a federal court ruling on March 12, the Environmental Protection Administration will be compelled to do what it should have done by October 1: Identify regions of the country where the air quality violates smog standards.
CALmatters
March 7, 2018, 8am PST
The Department of Public Health recommends taking action to better protect residents from oil operations that are sometimes only a few feet from where people live, work, eat, play and study.
KPCC
March 5, 2018, 8am PST
A study by researchers at the University of Michigan and the Ford Motor Innovation Center shows that autonomous cars could have a substantial energy toll, effectively making them more polluting than current manually driven vehicles.
The Connected Car
March 2, 2018, 7am PST
Unlike banning sales of new internal combustion vehicles at a future date, the German court ruling applies to the operation of older, diesel-powered cars in the country's most polluted cities. It's up to the cities, though, to enact the bans.
The New York Times
February 26, 2018, 1pm PST
Brussels is the latest city to provide incentives for commuters willing to take transit in the name of air quality.
The Guardian
January 31, 2018, 12pm PST
Poor air quality has decimated the health of residents in this predominantly black community ringed by highways.
Huffington Post
January 27, 2018, 11am PST
Should cities with some of the worst air pollution in the country be adding massive campuses for logistics and heavy industries?
KVPR
January 19, 2018, 1pm PST
The Utah Transit Authority ran a one-time Fare-Free-Friday in December, thanks to sponsorship by the Salt Lake City Council and the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office. Another sponsor will be needed to support any future iterations of Fare-Free-Friday.
KUTV
January 15, 2018, 2pm PST
South Korea has made public transit a key part of its approach to cleaning the air.
The Korea Times
January 4, 2018, 8am PST
The Los Angeles Times follows-up an earlier article on the dangers of building too close to freeways. It's a trade-off that the California Air Resources Board acknowledged last April with new guidelines that recognize the dire need for housing.
Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2017, 12pm PST
A Los Angeles development for homeless vets could be great news for a city in desperate need of housing, but some worry that the apartments put vets in harm’s way.
Los Angeles Times
December 9, 2017, 5am PST
The legal battles over the Trump Administration's handling of environmental regulations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fired up again this week.
SFGate
December 1, 2017, 2pm PST
Transit adjacent developments have their downsides when the transit is a diesel-powered commuter train, and the location is a stub-end terminal. Case in point: San Francisco's Mission Bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 1, 2017, 6am PST
The new 25-tear London Plan would ban the construction of parking in large swatches of the city. It's just one component of an ambitious policy agenda presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan this week.
BBC
November 30, 2017, 2pm PST
Ozone pollution is worsening in five counties in Southern California, and the Air Quality Management District doesn't know why.
Los Angeles Times
November 15, 2017, 6am PST
It's not the poor visibility but the air quality, ten times worse than Beijing, that has caused the airline to stop flying to New Delhi.
The Washington Post
Blog post
November 9, 2017, 10am PST

Yuan Man guest blogs about a recent article in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

JPER
October 21, 2017, 11am PDT
The program is voluntary, providing incentives to replace older, uncertified wood stoves for cleaner replacements or alternatives. In addition to decreasing air pollution, it reduces emissions of a "super climate pollutant," black carbon.
California State Senate