April 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Despite ever-stricter air-quality regulations and dropping emissions, the American Lung Association once again finds the state to have some of the worst air in the nation.
April 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
After tremendous success with a streetcar line, the desert city is considering strategies for investing in its historic automobile corridor.
April 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Autonomous vehicles hold the potential to greatly reduce auto crashes. Advocates want them on the road as early as possible to reduce fatalities. Skeptics worry that the public will be guinea pigs during the testing—case in point: Elaine Herzberg.
April 9, 2018, 7am PDT
For decades the arid state has required most new construction projects to demonstrate adequate water supply, but at the edge of the next dry spell, two lawmakers are trying to get rid of the rules.
March 31, 2018, 5am PDT
It's not just the autonomous vehicle technology, but also the company that operated the self-driving SUV receiving scrutiny after the death of Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Az. on March 18.
March 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Experts who watched the videos taken by onboard cameras equipped in the Volvo SUV that hit Elaine Herzberg determined that Uber's automated driving system failed to perform adequately. The crash points to a need for regulations.
March 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Elaine Herzberg's death by autonomous vehicle on March 18 in Tempe was a "first," but what of the 224 pedestrians that died last year in Arizona, the nation's most dangerous state for pedestrians according to a 50-state report released Feb. 28?
Governors Highway Safety Association
March 22, 2018, 2pm PDT
Phoenix is growing, it's now America's fifth largest city, but its water supply is shrinking.
March 21, 2018, 11am PDT
After viewing the videos taken by two cameras equipped in the Uber autonomous vehicle that fatally struck 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on Sunday, the chief concluded the crash was difficult to avoid. Also, lessons on the crash from David Leonhardt.
March 19, 2018, 11am PDT
This is likely the first time a pedestrian has been killed by a self-driving car.
March 16, 2018, 7am PDT
Population growth creates a collision course in the American West.
March 3, 2018, 11am PST
The state Legislative Analyst's Office looks at California's out-migration data. Every year since 1990, more Californians left for other than states than arrive. Which states are sending their residents here, and where are Californians fleeing to?
California Legislative Analyst's Office
January 29, 2018, 2pm PST
Researchers from Arizona State University have produced a new working paper that examines efforts to attract and retain Millennials to downtown neighborhoods in Houston and Phoenix.
January 23, 2018, 10am PST
Checking in with the South Central light rail extension that will add six miles and 11 stations of light rail transit serviced in Phoenix.
January 11, 2018, 2pm PST
The non-profit Ability360 worked with members of its community, not only to advocate for a new light rail station, but to design a station that would fit the disabled community's needs.
January 6, 2018, 6am PST
Phoenix, Arizona is struggling to deal with a growing homeless camp in a revitalizing area near the city's Downtown.
December 18, 2017, 9am PST
If the desert metropolis wants to survive, it will need a strategy built on something other than a denser, more urban downtown.
December 5, 2017, 10am PST
If California is going to address its chronic housing shortage, single-family residential neighborhoods can no longer be ruled "off limits." Opposition to a small Berkeley subdivision spawned new housing legislation and fostered the YIMBY movement.
December 1, 2017, 8am PST
Tech ventures like Airbnb have "uberized" the lodging industry. They have also created new challenges for land use planners and government officials. This article provides a sampling of regulatory approaches to short-term rentals.
Maine Association of Planners Front Page
November 13, 2017, 8am PST
The new community of Belmont will join Arcosanti as another attempt at turning Arizona desert into the next evolution of human habitation. This time, one of the richest men in the world is behind the plans.