October 28, 2019, 2pm PDT
The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) would like to add an ambitious, expensive project to its capital investment plans, but funding the project is more daunting than the last time the system expanded.
October 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Disaster preparedness efforts need to take into account that homeowners in vulnerable areas don’t take action even when the risks are clear.
October 25, 2019, 7am PDT
The Georgia Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration recently released a draft study of a plan to link Atlanta and Charlotte via high-speed rail.
The Atlanta Journal Constitution
September 13, 2019, 12pm PDT
A $6 million project in Asheville, North Carolina will include the purchase of new hybrid and diesel buses and an update of the city’s transit center.
September 6, 2019, 7am PDT
The City Council of Durham, North Carolina has approved changes to the city's master plan, first approved in 2005, to allow new forms of density in residential neighborhoods proximate to the city's downtown urban core.
September 4, 2019, 5am PDT
Mitchell Silver, commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, former planning director of Raleigh, and former president of the APA, discusses the aspirations and realities of a long, successful career in planning.
September 3, 2019, 5am PDT
Can a Democratic governor in a state controlled by a Republic legislature achieve meaningful emissions reductions from the state's energy utilities? North Carolina Governor Gary Cooper is trying.
July 7, 2019, 11am PDT
On June 27, the Supreme Court didn't just rule on the Census Bureau's citizenship question. It also decided that it wasn't their business to consider how congressional districts are drawn, which will likely reduce the influence of cities.
June 4, 2019, 11am PDT
More coastal cities and communities are turning to the "soft" solutions of living shorelines—relying on "a combination of oyster reefs, oyster shells, rocks, marsh plants, and other natural materials can be an effective alternative to seawalls."
May 6, 2019, 10am PDT
Black neighborhoods near city centers are diversifying as whites move in and buy up properties. But the influx of these higher-income residents is leading to more divisions than inclusivity.
April 2, 2019, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are developing floodplain construction standards that are more stringent than those required by FEMA.
March 9, 2019, 11am PST
Cost and economic development considerations supersede mobility considerations in the planning for Charlotte's planned light rail line.
March 6, 2019, 9am PST
Duke University will not sign an agreement for a regional rail project that has widespread support from the campus community.
March 5, 2019, 8am PST
A potentially radical point of view that must be considered by planners: moving the field forward will require soul searching that confronts an overcomes the disposition and exploitation that defined the past and continues to influence the future.
February 20, 2019, 7am PST
Charlotte saw the writing on the wall, and decided to act decisively in addressing its lack of affordable housing options.
December 29, 2018, 9am PST
Two hurricanes later, residents of North Carolina aren't so willing to deny the need to do something about the effects of climate change. A Democratic governor and a changing State Legislature have already produced action.
December 6, 2018, 1pm PST
For a small fee, motorists can now bypass a congested arterial road with two dozen traffic lights outside of Charlotte. Built and operated by the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, the 18-mile, electronically tolled Monroe Expressway opened Nov. 27.
December 5, 2018, 12pm PST
As the federal government sends massive subsidies to encourage so-called clean coal technology, coal-burning power plants aren't sending less pollution into the air and into the earth.
December 4, 2018, 7am PST
The 4th National Climate Assessment brought the reality of climate change to the regional and local level. The Carolinas provide a particularly poignant case study.
November 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Cities outside of the big coastal tech hubs have characteristics well suited for the high-tech sector.