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March 8, 2019, 1pm PST
Remember Elaine Herzberg, the 49-year-old woman who became the first pedestrian fatality due to an autonomous vehicle when she was hit last March by an Uber with a safety driver in Tempe, Ariz.? Prosecutors found no criminal liability.
The New York Times
March 3, 2019, 11am PST
A new study quantifies just how much of the city of Phoenix is parking.
Streetsblog USA
February 27, 2019, 8am PST
The state of Arizona doesn't allow local jurisdictions to charge affordable housing fees for new developments, so the city of Phoenix is offering tax breaks as an incentive instead.
Arizona Republic
February 15, 2019, 8am PST
New census data shows that millennials and seniors are migrating less, a result of the Great Recession and its economic impacts. For those who are moving, cities in the Sun Belt have been primary destinations.
Brookings
February 9, 2019, 9am PST
The environmental review for a master-planned community outside of Benson is the subject of a lawsuit by a coalition of environmental groups.
Arizona Republic
February 7, 2019, 11am PST
Anti-light rail activists gathered enough signatures to qualify a controversial measure on the August ballot.
Arizona Republic
February 2, 2019, 9am PST
California and Arizona couldn't come to terms on a drought contingency plan for the Colorado River, compelling the Department of the Interior to act.
KQED
January 24, 2019, 2pm PST
Three votes and several long-range transit plans should have sufficiently insulated transit plans in Phoenix from obstructionist tactics, according to the opinion piece.
The Arizona Republic
January 19, 2019, 11am PST
In an interview with Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, former Arizona Governor and former Secretary of the Interior Bruce Babbit recommends new approaches to the challenges facing the Colorado River watershed.
Land Lines, Lincoln Institute Of Land Policy
January 16, 2019, 1pm PST
Pipeline breaks are a daily occurrence in the city, but funding for an expanded pipe-replacement program has been a contentious issue.
azcentral
December 30, 2018, 11am PST
A big feature story celebrates the first ten years of Valley Metro Rail.
Arizona Central
December 27, 2018, 2pm PST
If accepted as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings would be the first examples of modern architecture in the United States included in that august company.
Curbed
December 26, 2018, 12pm PST
Brightline, a private train operator, is an intriguing option for train service to some rail advocates.
Arizona Daily Star
December 2, 2018, 5am PST
It was a big week for long-awaited transit funding from the Federal Transit Administration.
Smart Cities Dive
November 28, 2018, 10am PST
A hiking trail now makes a complete, 315-mile loop around Maricopa County in Arizona.
Arizona Republic
November 16, 2018, 8am PST
Convention and arts centers are costly and lose lots of money, but cities still build and advocate for them.
Arizona Republic
November 8, 2018, 6am PST
Two western states had very similar renewable energy initiatives on the ballot sponsored by NextGen America requiring utilities to get 50 percent of electricity by 2030. It passed in Nevada but was rejected in Arizona.
The Arizona Republic
November 5, 2018, 8am PST
The city of Avondale approved a walkable, urban vision for its City Center Plan in 2008, but those grand ambitions haven't yet recovered from the Great Recession.
Arizona Republic
October 28, 2018, 11am PDT
The Arizona Republic spent the week fêting the "rebirth" of Downtown Phoenix, covering the evolution of the urban core of this sprawling metropolis from several angles.
Arizona Republic
October 19, 2018, 10am PDT
Voters in two Western states next month will determine whether to require energy utilities to increase their share of electricity from renewable sources to 50 percent by 2030. In Arizona, the campaign has become the costliest in state history.
The Arizona Republic