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30 min ago
Philadelphia has renewed its efforts to improve energy efficiency in non-residential building to contribute to its Paris Climate Agreement commitment.
Smart Cities Dive
18 hours ago
With more than 1,700 people living out of vehicles on the streets of San Francisco, the city is in the process of opening a new safe parking facility that woll allow 30 vehicles to park for up to 90 days.
San Francisco Chronicle
19 hours ago
Peoria's new stormwater farm takes the pressure off its outdated combined sewer system. It's part of a larger effort by the city to align green infrastructure with social equity goals.
Next City
21 hours ago
Architects Angela Brooks and Lawrence Scarpa discuss their new exhibit and the challenges to planning and building affordable, livable density in Southern California today.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
New research is quantifying the environmental consequences of land use patterns and water diversions in Northern Utah.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Yesterday
The state of Connecticut deploys almost all of its federal housing funding in impoverished communities, according to this bombshell investigatory report.
ProPublica
Yesterday
The city of Santa Rosa has made a concerted effort to plan for new development, but projects have yet to materialize.
San Francisco Chronicle
Yesterday
As housing prices rise all over the country, quickly growing states like Colorado, Idaho, and Utah are transforming in ways some residents didn't anticipate or desire. Such circumstances are a breeding ground for anti-development politics.
Pew Stateline
2 days ago
Questions about how Toronto will fund Mayor John Tory's ambitious affordable housing plan will be answered by the provincial and national governments.
The Star
2 days ago
A few regions have hoarded the growth of the tech innovation economy. A Brookings paper argues that Congress can help distribute tech innovation in growth centers around the Heartland of the United States.
Brookings
3 days ago
Seattle Councilmember Abel Pacheco writes on opinion piece for The Urbanist to make the case for transit-oriented density on The Ave in the city's University District.
The Urbanist
3 days ago
A new illustrate comic strip published by the Nib examines "Jane Jacobs vs. The Power Brokers."
The Nib
3 days ago
Free street parking in much of New York City means lost revenue, but it also affects the urban landscape and the quality of people’s lives. So how much is all that street space really worth?
Bloomberg Opinion
3 days ago
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is following up on an idea first pitched during a State of the City address, but with a few teaks.
Voice of San Diego
4 days ago
A neighborhood in New Orleans, badly damaged after Hurricane Katrina, is providing a test bed for an innovative new approach to urban planning.
Next City
4 days ago
The rezonings in question occurred during the Bloomberg administration, but advocates are seizing on the relevance of that experience to the rezonings of the de Blasio administration.
Curbed New York
5 days ago
Places with a lot of Millennials are building homes, just not enough to keep pace with the large number of Millennials coming of homebuying age.
CNBC
5 days ago
Cities looking to follow Minneapolis's lead in overturning the status quo of exclusionary zoning should consider "gentle density," according to this article.
Brookings
5 days ago
Low density sprawl stretches the tax dollars of every resident. That fact could be used to support plans for more infill density, according to this article set in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Winnipeg Free Press
6 days ago
A climate change conference in Southeast Florida this week delivers bad news for communities on the coast in South Florida and in the Florida Keys. Some of those communities won't be saved as the receipts for climate change come in.
Miami Herald