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3 hours ago
A real estate group claims the city has been denying and delaying ADU permits in violation of city and state laws.
San Diego Union-Tribune
5 hours ago
Anticipating the opening of two new stations in 2024, the Seattle Department of Transportation released a study prioritizing bike infrastructure in the surrounding areas.
Seattle Bike Blog
6 hours ago
Words matter. Road safety advocates know that "crashes are not accidents." Similarly, calling coronavirus restrictions "lockdowns," fails to distinguish the severity among public health orders. On January 6, America experienced a true lockdown.
NPR
7 hours ago
The map of metropolitan areas that drive least, and thus emit fewer greenhouse gas emissions, has been completely redrawn by the pandemic, according to a recent report.
Smart Cities Dive
Yesterday
Despite the purported exodus of untethered Silicon Valley workers from the Bay Area, rents in the city are still the highest in the United States.
The Guardian
Yesterday
North Dakota led the nation in COVID cases for months before Gov. Doug Burgum issued a mask mandate last November. Since then, active cases have dropped by 80 percent. The mandate was extended last month but was allowed to expire on Jan. 18.
Grand Forks Herald
3 days ago
Train trips via Amtrak may get a boost due to COVID-related concerns about flying.
USA Today
3 days ago
Next to the words of Inauguration poet Amanda Gorman, the most lasting impression from Inauguration Day might be an image of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Bernie Sits
4 days ago
Abolition—as a mode of mobilization and social change directed at the criminal legal system and elsewhere—remains widely misunderstood.
Shelterforce Magazine
4 days ago
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development launched the Find Shelter tool earlier in January.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
4 days ago
Transforming suburban sprawl is a massive undertaking, but these small steps can help communities understand their needs and assets and develop clear, actionable goals for the future.
CNU
5 days ago
Protected bike lanes, like the one Pasadena is installing on Union Street, increase safety for all road users and reduce the likelihood of fatal crashes.
Streetsblog California
5 days ago
A combination of factors including a lengthy appeals process and the cost of construction have led to huge disparities in the number of units allocated to each community.
Cal Matters
5 days ago
Under certain circumstances, states can conduct environmental reviews under state rather than federal regulations.
Progressive Railroading
5 days ago
Housing policy can ensure a sustainable economic recovery by focusing on five outcomes.
Urban Institute
Feature
6 days ago
Simon Winchester's new book, Land, brings global scope to the concepts of land use.
Josh Stephens
6 days ago
Some of the world's biggest companies are investing in affordable housing, hoping to stymie the growing crisis their growth has contributed to.
Smart Cities Dive
6 days ago
Slow streets programs provided a quick short-term solution and paved the way for some permanent street closures and realignments. Now, these programs are getting a second look as community groups react to the changes.
Bloomberg CityLab
6 days ago
Do you know the COVID risk level where you live, work and play? Many COVID data trackers provide county and state-level data, but metropolitan area data had been more difficult to find until now, thanks to Covid Act Now.
Covid Act Now
January 18, 2021, 6am PST
The city, which has been slow to implement complete streets initiatives during the pandemic, promises closer collaboration with community groups to advance equity in transportation.
Streetsblog Chicago