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June 15, 2021, 8am PDT
The Congress for the New Urbanism's "Freeways Without Future 2021" report leverages the current political moment by spotlighting 15 U.S highways for removal.
CNU Public Square
June 15, 2021, 5am PDT
A shortage of drivers and spiking demand are driving Uber and Lyft prices higher than ever as the companies struggle to achieve profitability.
Curbed
June 14, 2021, 12pm PDT
With demand soaring and materials in short supply, the cost of building a home has risen sharply in the last year.
Bloomberg
June 14, 2021, 10am PDT
State Sen. Scott Wiener authored legislation dubbed the Gas Tax Alternative Pilot to extend the California Road Charge Program that completed its pilot in 2017. The program takes on more significance with the 2035 sales ban of gas-powered vehicles.
Office of California State Senator Scott Wiener
June 14, 2021, 6am PDT
Consumer Reports might be a surprising media outlet for an expose on the dangers of large personal vehicles—the kinds of trucks and SUVs growing in popularity and filling up U.S. roads.
Consumer Reports
June 14, 2021, 5am PDT
The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule is back, but with one critical change that seems to respond to complaints used by Trump administration officials to rescind the rule in 2020.
The Washington Post
June 13, 2021, 7am PDT
With the federal eviction moratorium due to expire at the end of the month and rent relief programs failing to reach those who need it most, an eviction crisis still looms.
NPR
June 13, 2021, 5am PDT
The pandemic bike book would seem like the perfect time for the federal government to invest in an interstate system for cyclists and walkers.
Bloomberg City Lab
June 10, 2021, 12pm PDT
House and Senate versions of the five-year surface transportation reauthorization bill are on different tracks, headed in different directions.
Smart Cities Dive
June 10, 2021, 11am PDT
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
June 10, 2021, 10am PDT
It's the latest turn of the screw for a project that has depended on the occupant in the White House.
The New York Times
June 9, 2021, 10am PDT
A newly released report by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) reveals the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) activities at park agencies across the U.S.
Parks and Recreation Magazine
June 9, 2021, 9am PDT
New research assesses the land value of street space in 20 of the largest counties in the United States.
Bloomberg CityLab
Feature
June 9, 2021, 8am PDT
Lots of planning is discretionary. Cities and developers negotiate what builders will do for cities in exchange for the right to build, creating an incentive for bad rules, eroding the public's faith in zoning, and enabling political corruption.
Michael Manville
June 9, 2021, 6am PDT
Center City in Philadelphia offers a case study for one of the largest and potentially most consequential contingencies of the pandemic: What happens to downtowns is most workers never come back to the office?
Philadelphia
June 9, 2021, 5am PDT
With many U.S. transit agencies facing severe gaps in service and budget shortfalls, some advocates argue that improved service matters more than free fares.
Slate
June 8, 2021, 11am PDT
A reservation system could help the struggling national parks system manage crowds and protect our public lands from overuse, according to this article.
MinnPost
June 8, 2021, 10am PDT
A new report outlines seven strategies for balancing economic development and equity specifically aimed at smaller, post-industrial cities.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 8, 2021, 9am PDT
Most coronavirus restrictions are set to end on June 15 in California. The statewide mask mandate will align with CDC guidance, but workplaces will follow the new Cal/OSHA mask mandate: Unless everyone is vaccinated indoors, everyone masks.
The Mercury News
June 8, 2021, 5am PDT
The public health epidemic created by dangerous roads, dangerous cars, and dangerous drivers was exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Curbed