How the Great American Outdoors Act Improved Public Lands
The 2020 federal law has helped fund park maintenance projects and improve access to public lands.
Opinion: New Jersey’s E-Bike Insurance Proposal Would Have Chilling Effect on Micromobility
A proposal to require insurance for low-speed electric bikes could hamper the adoption of non-auto modes, advocates argue.
Excerpt: How Individualism Harms Public Transit
Jarrett Walker calls for a more social approach to transit planning.
Opinion: Funding Transit Is a Win-Win
How federal transit funding can boost local economies and fight climate change.
The Changing Shape of American Suburbs
Housing costs and availability are pushing more American households, including young families, to suburbs and exurbs — and they’re demanding changes.
Former Convents Become Teacher Housing
For Catholic school teachers and other educators, housing costs can be a burden in many U.S. cities.
States 'Switching Tracks' to Avoid Public Transit Fiscal Cliff
The influx of federal emergency money used to keep public transit operational during the COVID pandemic will end this year. States and transit agencies across the country are searching for alternative funding sources.
How the Rent Crisis Impacts American Children
Roughly 40 percent of people facing evictions each year are children.
FHWA: Driving on US Roads at All-Time High
The end of some remote work policies and lower gas prices led to a rise in driving last year.
Which Cities and States Will Join the “Mansion Tax” Club Next?
Higher taxes on high-value property sales are being considered in Chicago, Connecticut, and Washington state as a way to address the housing crisis.
Opinion: Federal Policies That Could Ease the Housing Deficit
The president of Habitat for Humanity has some suggestions for U.S. lawmakers.
The Promise of Urban Food Forests
Planting food-producing trees can offer both shade and a source of healthy foods in concrete-dominated neighborhoods.
Homelessness on the Rise, but Pockets of Hope Exist
‘Housing First’ and other evidence-driven homelessness response programs are showing success in some cities and regions while the number of unhoused people rises across the nation.
How To Boost Modular Home Construction
Modular housing can be built faster and at lower cost than traditional homes, but the industry is stymied by regulatory and other barriers.
9 Public Land Destinations to Visit This Black History Month
These national monuments, parks, and sites honor and preserve Black history in America.
‘Worrying Trend’: Number of Housing Cost-Burdened Seniors At All-Time High
Nearly 11.2 million older adults in the U.S. are spending more than 30 percent of their household income on housing.
Record Number of Office-to-Apartment Conversions in 2024
More than 55,000 apartments across the U.S. are scheduled for conversion from old office space this year, according to a new report.
The Point-in-Time Homelessness Count, Explained
Each year, cities across the nation undertake a massive effort to physically count their unhoused residents.
Study: Bike Infrastructure Makes Roads Safer for All
Higher cycling rates are associated with significantly lower traffic deaths.
FEMA Reforms Disaster Assistance Rules
The changes make it easier for households facing evacuation to access relocation funds.
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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.