New Tax Credit for Urban Farming in Missouri
Urban farmers in Missouri can receive up to $5,000 in tax credits to establish or expand their operations.
Can Microtransit Replace Buses in Missouri?
Uber-style public transit gets people in urban and rural communities where they need to go in ways fixed-route buses can’t. But do the numbers pencil out?
Kansas City Could Ban Source-of-Income Discrimination
The proposed law would eliminate a significant hurdle for many recipients of federal housing vouchers.
Funding Approved for St. Louis Transit Agency
After a failed vote last month, the St. Louis County Council voted to move forward with a $128-million infusion into the regional transit system.
Kansas City Approves Transit Funding
Voters approved a ten-year extension on a sales tax that provides roughly one-third of the local transit agency’s revenue.
Transit Advocates Fear On-Demand Microtransit Undermines Bus Service
A new on-demand transit service is meant to fill gaps in Kansas City regional bus service, but some transit supporters worry the service is drawing funding away from fixed-route buses.
An Urban Planner Dedicated to Winning the Funding Necessary to Do the Work
An interview with Katy Shackelford, AICP, PTP, an urban planner and a funding specialist, to discuss the unique paths a planning career can take, and how unexpected career choices can deliver big benefits.
Bus Service Cut in St. Louis Again
Metro Transit has bus transit operations in St. Louis for the third time in seven months due to systemwide staff shortages.
Residents Oppose St. Louis County’s Proposed Ban on Walking in Roadways
While the bill’s sponsor calls it a safety measure, advocates for people with disabilities, joggers, and other groups say the bill would unfairly target them.
Missouri to Spend $2.8 Billion Widening I-70
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson had a $859 million vision to expand I-70 in key parts of the state. State legislators had an even more ambitious vision.
Chicago-St. Louis Corridor Trains Cleared for 110-mph Speeds
Amtrak has final federal approval for train speeds of 110 miles per hour between Joliet and Alton, culminating almost ten years of planning and investing.
Kansas City Requests State Funding for Freeway Cap Park
The city has been working to raise $200 million to create a 5.5 acre park spanning a portion of Interstate 670.
St. Louis Train Expansion Planning Receives Federal Funding
The Bi-State Development Agency received roughly $7.4 million for efforts to expand the city’s MetroLink train system.
St. Louis Pledges to Repair Sidewalks. Residents Have Heard it Before.
A $6 million program takes aim at a backlog of thousands of requests for sidewalk maintenance, but critics say requiring property owners to foot half of the bill excludes less affluent neighborhoods.
Induced Demand Be Damned: Missouri Governor Proposes I-70 Expansion
Highway widenings still attract support from both sides of the political aisle, despite the inadequacies of the approach in solving the problems it intends to solve.
The Limits of Kansas City’s Fare-Free Experiment
For the Missouri city, the economic and social benefits of eliminating transit fares outweigh the costs, but can their success be replicated in bigger cities more dependent on farebox revenue?
$323 Million Waterfront Project Cruising Along in St. Louis
Lighthouse Point, a $323 million marina and waterfront development proposed for the banks of the Mississippi River, has already been granted a special district, tax abatements, and sales tax exemptions.
Kansas City Streetcar to Extend to Rockhurst
A new extension to the Kansas City Streetcar will open up the free transit line to Rockhurst University students.
Kansas City Adopts Vision Zero
The city aims to make its streets more walkable and reduce traffic violence by investing in sidewalks and other safety improvements.
Protected Bike Lane Yields Positive Results in North Kansas City
A one-mile protected bike lane has been shown to decrease driver speeds and attract more cyclists to the route.
City of Laramie, Wyoming
Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Lassen County Planning and Building Services
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.