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October 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
A move toward wooden buildings would lead to a host of positive environmental, economic, and livability outcomes.
The New York Times
October 7, 2019, 6am PDT
In New York City, tens of thousands of birds die each year after colliding with buildings. Policy and design measures can make the city much safer for its feathered inhabitants.
The City
Feature
October 7, 2019, 5am PDT
An investigation of how resilience relates to sustainability, and how an understanding of that relationship informs more effective development investments.
Edward J. Jepson. Jr.
October 6, 2019, 11am PDT
The District of Columbia has been working for more than a year to update the D.C. Comprehensive Plan Framework Element. A new draft was recently released to the public, with a vote coming potentially very soon.
Greater Greater Washington
October 5, 2019, 7am PDT
A parking lot used by tailgaters before Cincinnati Bengals games could soon become a concert venue.
WCPO
October 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Proposed legislation from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a move toward more progressive housing policy. But critics say the one-size-fits-all approach is not the best solution for addressing the national housing crisis.
CityLab
October 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Animals are not only evolving in remarkable ways to meet the challenges of urban environments, but they are doing it quickly.
Wired
October 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Transit providers are often major landowners in their communities, controlling underutilized properties like park-and-ride lots or storage and maintenance facilities. These sites are also opportunities to provide desperately needed affordable housing
Shelterforce Magazine
October 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
A long-standing policy allows parking in front of churches and synagogues but leaves cars blocking bike lanes, and cyclists want the practice to end.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 3, 2019, 11am PDT
In cities like Boston, the government’s right to take private property displaced residents and destroyed vulnerable neighborhoods and communities.
The Urbanist
October 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The city’s Northgate Link extension has spurred development around the new stations, and one neighborhood is poised to change dramatically.
The Urbanist
October 3, 2019, 8am PDT
The owner of three centrally located parking lots in Denver is seeking a zoning change that would leverage affordable housing for free future development from height restrictions.
The Denver Post
October 3, 2019, 6am PDT
The Bank of America Tower is the newest skyscraper to line the Chicago River.
Chicago Tribune
October 3, 2019, 5am PDT
The Atlanta suburb of Lilburn is the latest city to plant fruit trees for the purpose of feeding the public.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Tract boundary revisions for the 2020 Census could mean new opportunity zone designations as well.
Bloomberg Tax
October 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The app is expanding to include information about public transit and micromobility options as part of Lyft’s goal to make travel easier.
CityLab
October 2, 2019, 10am PDT
A compendium of benefits of walkable urban places, put together by Hazel Borys and Kaid Benfield.
PlaceShakers
October 2, 2019, 9am PDT
This decade is likely to produce demographic news that will shock anyone born after 1850.
Pew Research Center
October 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
For the second year in a row, New Orleans is losing more affordable housing than it is creating, according to a recent report published by HousingNOLA.
The New Orleans Advocate
October 1, 2019, 9am PDT
The Miami Herald is running a series of articles to explore the regional housing crisis. The latest in the series focuses on gentrification and displacement in the Little Haiti neighborhood.
Miami Herald