Air Pollution

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
September 13, 2017, 12pm PDT
According to this study, existing "leafy infrastructure" in ten of the world's largest cities confers an estimated $505 million in benefits. Planting more could magnify the effect.
CityLab
September 12, 2017, 5am PDT
Plans to densify a busy Vancouver corridor have prompted concern among public health experts.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
September 6, 2017, 11am PDT
Some of the San Francisco neighborhoods with the worst air quality are also the San Francisco neighborhoods with the most development.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 27, 2017, 11am PDT
The mining industry felt some of the National Academies of Sciences' studies were biased against them, and its studies were unfair in the way they documented the health problems among workers.
Courier-Journal
August 21, 2017, 7am PDT
Because of the coal power it displaces, solar and wind energy generated in the Mid-Atlantic, and Upper Midwest has an outsized impact.
Vox
August 17, 2017, 10am PDT
Regular "emissions events" at Texas heavy industrial facilities cause a lot of unauthorized pollution. But few consequences mean the companies responsible don't have to crack down.
The Texas Tribune
August 2, 2017, 6am PDT
Some are worried about the truck traffic and air pollution likely to follow after a logistics warehouse gets built within visual distance of a San Bernardino school.
SCPR