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22 hours ago
One candidate is seen as combative to developers during a housing crisis, and the other is a real estate agent. The race to lead a section of Reno that includes the city's oldest, most historic neighborhoods came down to 82 votes.
The Nevada Independent
2 days ago
Rent control was dealt another high-profile setback in California, and the Green New Deal is a hot button issue stuck in limbo in Congress. Both efforts got the go-ahead from voters in Portland, Maine in November.
Next City
2 days ago
Accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats or mother-in-law units, gained a critical foothold in Denver earlier this month, and the Denver City Council is already maneuvering for more.
The Denver Post
2 days ago
Everybody does, says Bill Fulton. Here's how to hone yours—and talk to people who you think don't have it.
Bill Fulton via Medium
2 days ago
A recent report calls for the region stretching from Oregon to British Columbia to think big about accommodating expected population growth. The report's recommendation to build four new, large cities isn't universally accepted, however.
2 days ago
The public health crisis of the coronavirus pandemic upended all the normal day-today routines this year. At least there are plenty of great urban planning books to read.
Josh Stephens, James Brasuell
2 days ago
The pandemic has created even more obstacles to participation in society for those without a car.
3 days ago
Townscraper, a new "casual town building" game earned good reviews among early adopters this summer.
Bloomberg CityLab
3 days ago
A stinging critique of the public review process in New York City.
6 days ago
For years, Strong Towns readers have been pointing out the vast empty parking lots on the busiest shopping day of the year as evidence of poor land use regulations. Now the #iwishthisparkingwas hashtag imagines a different future.
Strong Towns
November 25, 2020, 10am PST
Many cities in California are too expensive for the firefighters, teachers, and nurses that provide essential professional services. Anaheim is hoping to leverage a new statewide program to put a significant dent in that housing challenge.
Fox 11 Los Angeles
November 25, 2020, 7am PST
The pandemic is accelerating recent trends in commercial real estate with potentially catastrophic consequences for the commercial corridors that play such a fundamental role in the urban fabric.
Urban Institute
November 24, 2020, 10am PST
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council have given all the funding necessary to make the Georgetown-to-South Park Trail a reality.
The Urbanist
November 24, 2020, 6am PST
Pittsburgh has one of the most lucrative innovation districts in the country, and even more development investment is on the way.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 24, 2020, 5am PST
The new skyscraper being built at 200 Amsterdam Avenue in Manhattan might be forced by an appeals court to remove 20 floors of the mostly complete building.
November 23, 2020, 10am PST
Murals do more than bring joy to onlookers. Public art can also be a source of healing, a point of reflection, and a cause for conversation.
Bloomberg CityLab
November 22, 2020, 11am PST
Fifty years after the Chicano Moratorium, James Rojas reflects on the future of Latino Urbanism.
Common Edge
November 19, 2020, 8am PST
Neither evidence nor experience support the fearful visions expressed by opponents to affordable housing development, according to a recent feature article for the New York Times.
The New York Times
November 19, 2020, 7am PST
The RideKC bus system is being redesigned on a high frequency grid.
November 18, 2020, 11am PST
Raising the bar on the 20-minute neighborhood model, cities around the world are embracing the appeal of the 15-minute city during the coronavirus pandemic.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek