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Yesterday
A new policy in San Francisco gives tenants the opportunity to purchase their listed buildings with the help of non-profit corporations, a cause for celebration among anti-gentrification advocates in the Bay Area.
High Country News
Yesterday
In a move probably made to appeal to suburban voters in an election year, President Trump sent a late night tweet claiming that the Obama-era Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule is having a 'devastating impact' on suburbs.
Business Insider
2 days ago
Four members of the Toledo City Council were arrested this week, accused of accepting bribes and extortion. The arrests follow similar events in Los Angeles earlier this month.
The Blade
2 days ago
Advocates and local residents are expressing concern about a lack of direct support in the Houston Climate Action Plan for underserved neighborhoods that have already experienced some of the worst effects of climate change.
One Breath Partnership
Blog post
2 days ago
Developing anti-racist approaches to urban planning requires looking elsewhere—to other geographies and histories—for alternative urban imaginaries and practices.
Dean Saitta
2 days ago
A new HUD survey could help change the way the federal government defines the "suburban"—a notoriously tricky proposition.
Office and Policy Development and Research
3 days ago
It might have been wishful thinking to assume the pandemic would cause big declines in costs for materials and labor in the construction industry.
The Dallas Morning News
3 days ago
The public relations and marketing messaging of the new normal.
The Mercury News
3 days ago
Public transit agencies around the country have made a lot of progress in providing access for people with disabilities, but there is a lot of work left to ensure to the full freedoms of mobility.
The Washington Post
3 days ago
The Federal Emergency Management Agency undercounts the humber of homes at substantial risk of flooding by some 70 percent, according to a report released this week.
The Washington Post
4 days ago
Maurice Cox, planning commissioner for the Chicago Department of Planning and Development, is the subject of this in-depth coverage by the Chicago Tribune.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
A long development saga has finally concluded in the South Bay Area city of Palo Alto, following a common narrative in the development resistant city.
The Mercury News
5 days ago
For insights into the gentrification of U.S. urban areas, researchers studied high-income buyers of housing in lower-income neighborhoods. To slow gentrification, the housing supply must be boosted, say the researchers.
Urban Institute
June 26, 2020, 5am PDT
The latest video from City Beautiful looks at the legacy of planning from the Soviet Union.
City Beautiful
June 25, 2020, 5am PDT
Proposed plans to reduce the speed limit and narrow the Boulevard Périphérique have sparked debate in Paris. If reelected, Mayor Anne Hidalgo wants to implement these changes in addition to other urban-mobility effective policies.
Bloomberg CityLab
June 24, 2020, 10am PDT
Communities across the country need to dismantle exclusionary barriers and rebalance spending to invest more equitably across neighborhoods, according to this article by the Urban Institute.
Urban Institute
Feature
June 24, 2020, 8am PDT
As the pandemic has made clear, a healthy, prosperous future will depend on the development of the kinds of density that encourage strong social infrastructure.
Jordan Sand
June 24, 2020, 7am PDT
An urban planner in Vancouver defines the roots of racism in city building, and calls on urban planners to be more effective anti-racist allies.
The Tyee
June 23, 2020, 11am PDT
Longtime City Councilmember Jose Huizar was arrested at his home in Boyle Heights this morning, in the latest signal of a culture of corruption at Los Angeles City Hall.
Los Angeles Times
June 23, 2020, 8am PDT
A case study of Dallas development and planning politics.
The Dallas Morning News