United States

February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
February 19, 2017, 5am PST
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
NPR
February 18, 2017, 1pm PST
The U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt on Friday afternoon as administrator of the EPA, the same agency he sued 14 times in his capacity as Oklahoma Attorney General. He could not be more different than his predecessor, Gina McCarthy.
The New York Times
February 17, 2017, 7am PST
It's always good to be wary of wishful thinking, but it's also a good idea to consider of what the world might look like ten to 20 years from now.
Treehugger
February 16, 2017, 11am PST
In a new article and accompanying policy brief, Arthur Acolin and Susan Wachter of Penn IUR write about their new research into the relationship between housing access and opportunity.
Penn IUR Urban Link
February 16, 2017, 9am PST
The West's largest coal power plant and two Ohio coal plants will be closing, and the coal mines that supply them may shutter as well. The Arizona utility "is tired of overpaying for power," words that surely the president should understand.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
February 16, 2017, 8am PST
A new feature-length documentary film raises the question of whether public transportation is a civil rights issue.
Mass Transit
February 15, 2017, 12pm PST
Initial data from the National Safety Council (NSC) suggest that more than 40,000 Americans died on the country's roads in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
The Hill
February 15, 2017, 5am PST
Community partnerships can be an effective way to accomplish shared goals. What are the factors that make some partnerships more effective than others?
Community Builders
February 14, 2017, 11am PST
What better way to show you love for your community than by transforming its underused spaces into gathering areas for activities and fun?
Center for Community Progress
February 14, 2017, 10am PST
Is it time to re-evaluate the amount of public money utilized to subsidize sports stadiums at the expense of other community needs?
Modern Cities
February 14, 2017, 9am PST
A new Realtor.com study used the company's "Market Hotness Index" to find the parts of the country with rising demand and fast moving supply.
Builder
February 14, 2017, 7am PST
A public service announcement on behalf of renters priced out of the housing market: "Talk to your friends about zoning."
Slate
February 13, 2017, 12pm PST
California's GOP congressional delegation has written the U.S. DOT asking them to delay a vital $647 million grant needed to electrify the 55-mile, San Francisco-to-San Jose commuter line on which 92 diesel-powered commuter trains operate daily.
The Mercury News
February 13, 2017, 7am PST
The end of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may not come from the hands of President Trump or Scott Pruitt, the nominee to head the agency, but from a bill introduced Feb. 3 titled, "To terminate the Environmental Protection Agency."
Fox Business
February 13, 2017, 6am PST
A symbol of urbanist affluence is getting its first reality check. 2017 has not been kind to brock and mortar retailers.
Bloomberg
February 13, 2017, 5am PST
This research shows that renters in high-cost cities can be just as prone to NIMBYism as homeowners, even as they theoretically support more housing. This is housing supply's collective action problem.
Joint Center for Housing Studies
February 12, 2017, 1pm PST
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) released a statement on the Trump Administration executive order that enacted a 90-day suspension of visas and other immigration benefits to all nationals of seven Middle Eastern countries.
ACSP
February 12, 2017, 5am PST
It all depends on one thing: How much are travelers willing to pay for a shorter trip?
City Observatory
February 11, 2017, 11am PST
An article for Planning magazine readies the planning profession for the largest peacetime activity of the federal government. All indications are that the 2020 Census will include unprecedented changes.
Planning