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2 days ago
The federal government's Opportunity Zones program is offering a tax break to a marina for superyachts and adjacent planned development in West Palm Beach, Florida.
ProPublica
2 days ago
The American Planning Association is urging the Trump administration to rescind its decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement.
American Planning Association
2 days ago
An ambitious and innovative infrastructure program can multiply benefits for cities willing to take bold steps.
Next City
3 days ago
The particulate pollution released by automobile travel can carry carcinogens to the brain, according to new research.
The Guardian
3 days ago
Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."
Curbed
3 days ago
When a town doesn’t have a grocery store, it means people don’t have access to food. But grocery stores also play an essential social and economic role in rural places. Community stores are trying to fill in the void.
The New York Times
3 days ago
The National Transportation Safety Board has released documents related to the Tempe, Arizona, crash that killed a person, highlighting what went wrong with the driverless technology.
Wired
4 days ago
The U.S. Department of Transportation this week announced $900 million in BUILD grant funding for transportation projects around the country, supporting a similar focus on rural and highway projects as in previous rounds of spending.
Engineering News-Record
4 days ago
It's not suburbs vs. cities but inner vs. outer suburbs that determined the outcome of elections in Virginia last Tuesday that flipped the General Assembly from red to blue.
The New York Times
5 days ago
New analysis of high-hazard dams reveals the ubiquity, and risks, of the infrastructure challenges facing the United States.
AP News
5 days ago
There are more vacant properties now than there were at the height of the foreclosure crisis in the United States, and many vacant properties are hanging around in growing cities with a shortage of affordable housing.
Marketplace
5 days ago
Amtrak is hoping to turn its first-ever profit next year.
Business Insider
6 days ago
New research out of the University of Virginia makes the case for walkable neighborhoods as incubators of economic mobility.
University of Virginia
6 days ago
Planetizen and Planetizen Courses teamed up to film this short video that aims to clarify the field of urban planning in a world full of plans and planning.
Planetizen Courses via YouTube
6 days ago
Will the arid West’s farms and settlements thrive for another century? Better conservation policy should take a longer view.
The American Conservative
November 9, 2019, 5am PST
A satirical piece published by McSweeney's calls attention to the remaining work to done in building a truly accessible built environment.
McSweeney's
November 8, 2019, 2pm PST
The Senate Minority Leader's plan calls for federal grants to subsidize electric vehicle purchases, build out charging infrastructure, and retool automotive manufacturing.
The New York Times
November 8, 2019, 5am PST
With concerns about gentrification sometimes, and in some places, dominating the discussion, it can be difficult to advocate for revitalization.
Shelterforce
November 7, 2019, 10am PST
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.
Slate
November 6, 2019, 2pm PST
Recent political interest in local land use regulations requires a thorough and nuanced understanding of the strengths and limitations of the methodologies available for measuring the effects of zoning.
Brookings