June 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Washington Post details each of the seven proposals competing for $40 million in the U.S. Department of Transportation's Smart Cities Challenge.
June 11, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents the increasing frequency of nuisance floods and "clear-sky flooding."
June 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell shares some of the biggest news and announcements from the week in planning, land use, and related topics. All in two minutes and 30 seconds.
June 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Part of a $380 million renovation project on the Gateway Arch grounds, a new riverfront path is built two feet higher above the banks of the mighty Mississippi River.
May 26, 2016, 7am PDT
Missouri has come up with a unique way to pay for roads, and it's even a user fee, though it bears no direct relation to road users other than for those driving to the store to buy their cigarettes. So much for using the tax to address public health.
May 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
Today, Kansas City becomes the first Midwestern city to run modern streetcar service.
April 21, 2016, 9am PDT
The St. Louis region now has its first community economic development system. Invest STL, as its called, will work to create "a pipeline of place-based, neighborhood-led development projects."
April 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The border between Kansas and Missouri has long been the grounds for acts of "jobs piracy"—also known as offering larger and more lucrative tax and financial incentives to bring new business across state borders.
Kansas City Business Journal
April 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Kansas City Land Bank has the funding to back up plans to begin transforming blighted, vacant lots into thriving groves of poplar trees.
March 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
Less funding has led to a decline in the number of community development corporations in the St. Louis area, despite a persistent need for their services.
March 15, 2016, 11am PDT
St. Louis Public Radio details the work of a local researcher who says the segregation of today's St. Louis is the result of deliberate, decades-long federal housing policy.
February 24, 2016, 10am PST
With gas prices the lowest since 2009, ten state legislatures and governors consider raising state gas taxes, though many are accompanied by fiscally questionable tax shifts. Some tried and failed last year. All of the proposed increases are modest.
February 13, 2016, 11am PST
There has been no shortage of responses to the story about St. Louis letting decorated sidewalks fade away after encountering federal policy that recommends more subdued colors.
February 9, 2016, 10am PST
St. Louis will end a program that allows groups to decorate crosswalks for the purposes of beautifying and branding neighborhoods. Currently decorated crosswalks can stay, for now.
February 8, 2016, 10am PST
The St. Louis City Council recently approved the initial steps for 1,800 acres of Maryland Heights floodplain. Plenty of hurdles remain, such as coming up with the money the developer wants to see the project through.
February 5, 2016, 12pm PST
The city, county, and state that the NFL's Rams once called home will continue to pay debt for the financing of the Edward Jones Dome. What other option to they have?
January 28, 2016, 1pm PST
New leadership at the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is redoubling efforts to find new sources of revenue for the state's transportation funding deficit.
January 15, 2016, 2pm PST
The St. Louis Rams will become the Los Angeles Rams. What now becomes of the city of St. Louis?
January 5, 2016, 11am PST
Three teams will attempt to leave town. Resolution of the contentious political situations could be coming very soon.
January 5, 2016, 9am PST
The backlash against the use of red light cameras has legislative backing in the Missouri State legislature.