Elizabeth Warren Points to Development as a Path for Electoral Success
An op-ed written by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) details Democrats’ recent track record of large-scale capital investments and calls for more.
Scooter-Share Company Tosses Financial Reports
Bird was counting money in customers’ digital “wallets” as revenue, and has admitted that financial statements from 2020 and 2021 “should no longer be relied upon.”
Seeking a Post-Pandemic Comeback, WeWork to Close More Offices
WeWork isn’t dead yet, hoping to ride post-pandemic interest in flexible workspace to a comeback story for the ages. There are still cuts to be made, however.
Putting Pedestrians First
Improving road safety starts with considering the safety of people outside cars early and often.
The United Nations Calls on U.S. Planners to Break Land Use, Transportation Status Quo
“We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.”
Chain Drugstores Are Closing, But Not Because of Shoplifting
Massive chain drug stores have become integral members of the urban fabric, for better or worse, but widespread store closures and security practices have come to symbolize urban decline. The dynamic must be monitored.
2022 Midterm Election Results for Land Use, Transportation, and the Climate
The most closely watched midterm election since the last midterm election offered voters an opportunity to decide on matters of consequence related to land use, housing, transportation, and the environment.
Transit Agencies Increasingly Dependent on Federal Funding
After dramatic losses of riders and operators during the pandemic, transit agencies around the country are supplementing operational costs with federal relief dollars.
New Data Reveals Shared Mobility's Significant Impact on Emissions
Two new studies show that the adoption of shared micromobility can reduce transportation-related emissions and congestion by substantial margins.
The Disruptive Power of ‘Minimobility’
Small, lightweight vehicles similar to golf carts could eliminate many Americans’ need for a second car and make roads safer for all users.
Land Trusts Put Commercial Real Estate in Community Hands
A growing movement to create community-owned commercial spaces could shift power away from institutional landlords.
The Eviction Crisis Continues as Federal Aid Dries Up
Eviction rates are rising as rents and inflation grow around the country and households struggle to keep up with rent payments.
Crash Analysis Studio Brings ‘Standard of Care’ to Traffic Fatalities
A new tool from Strong Towns provides a model for comprehensively evaluating the causes behind deadly crashes and how to prevent them.
No Bragging Rights for Passing the Infrastructure Act?
You'd think the passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure act would convey bragging rights for Democratic congress members facing competitive midterm elections today. Ironically, Republicans who opposed the bill are taking credit.
The Elections and Transportation
The Eno Center provides a list of transportation ballot measures to keep an eye on today.
Traffic Safety Declining in U.S., Bucking Global Trend
While other countries are seeing fewer road deaths, traffic violence in the United States is back on the rise.
New Online Data and Resource Library for Parks and Recreation
The National Recreation and Park Association has created a new virtual library offering a collection of publicly available databases and visualizations for park and recreation professionals and advocates.
Homelessness Among Veterans Drops Sharply
The number of unhoused vets fell by more than 50 percent since 2016, with significant gains made in the last two years.
‘Reconnecting Communities’ Could Fund Highway Expansions
Applications to the program reveal a pattern of state agencies requesting funds for projects that perpetuate car-centric development with only nominal equity components.
The Republican Energy and Climate Agenda
With many polls predicting a ‘red wave’ on Election Day, we take a look at the energy and climate agenda of the 118th Congress under Republican control.
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Harvard GSD Executive Education
Harvard GSD Executive Education
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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.