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February 12, 2020, 5am PST
The American Planning Association identifies three issues that will define the year in state legislatures around the country.
American Planning Association
February 11, 2020, 10am PST
Auto insurance comparison outfit Insurify reviewed two million insurance applications and calculated the states with the rudest drivers based on one or more driving violations.
Insurify Insights
February 11, 2020, 9am PST
Too many cities lack a legal way for corner stores to be planned or built—despite the obvious benefits of the use to neighborhoods.
CNU Public Square
February 11, 2020, 6am PST
The Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 was the final of a suite of federal laws aimed at fighting racial segregation in housing. Congress is beginning to consider how best to modernize the act to meet the challenges of contemporary times.
Washington Center for Equitable Growth
Feature
February 10, 2020, 12pm PST
William Riggs, assistant professor at the University of San Francisco School of Management, predicts the trends that will continue an ongoing revolution in transportation.
William Riggs
February 10, 2020, 11am PST
The president spoke briefly about infrastructure in his third State of the Union address last Tuesday, urging Congress to pass the bipartisan America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer had a lot more to say.
Transport Topics
February 10, 2020, 10am PST
A pair of articles mine the films nominated for Academy Award for lessons in design and development that could potentially benefit housing equality.
Los Angeles Times
February 10, 2020, 9am PST
Many of the Democratic candidates have offered housing policy plans as a key plank in their election platforms, but here a prominent YIMBY politician confronts them directly on the housing crisis in California.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
February 10, 2020, 8am PST
Eric Jaffe, writing for Sidewalk Labs, details a recent issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association that debated the future of single-family zoning.
Sidewalk Talk
February 10, 2020, 5am PST
The traditional narratives about the history of planning fail to note the role of Black urbanists, as well as the effect of planning policies on Black Americans.
Planning Magazine
February 9, 2020, 11am PST
Renters looking for new apartments in other cities are not looking to move far, a new study shows.
CityLab
February 7, 2020, 8am PST
Understanding how women use transit does not just help make systems more equitable. It also guides policy and planning changes that benefit all riders.
Wired
February 7, 2020, 6am PST
A consumer survey found that less than a third of respondents considered carbon emissions or the environment when they last purchased a motor vehicle, yet three-quarters of Americans consider climate change a major problem or crisis.
Streetsblog USA
February 6, 2020, 11am PST
The first mixed-use hotel and apartment project in downtown Anchorage, Alaska will use prefabricated rooms and is expected to start construction this spring.
Anchorage Daily News
February 6, 2020, 8am PST
Black homeownership climbed in 2019, but still lags far behind homeownership rates for the entire country.
Urban Institute
February 6, 2020, 7am PST
Auto-dependence starts with land use, and zoning codes ensure everyone pays for the privilege only available to some.
Vice
February 6, 2020, 5am PST
The idea of filtering is key to pro-housing-development arguments of the benefits of market-rate housing to the affordability of housing. New research finds that filtering is highly variable depending on location.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
February 5, 2020, 12pm PST
Sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate, continuing a trend that began in 2013 or 2014, and pushes coastal communities toward the extreme end of the possible spectrum of sea-level rise.
USA Today
February 5, 2020, 9am PST
The Trump administration prefers the Neoclassical style of buildings like the Treasury Building in Washington, D.C.
Architectural Record
February 5, 2020, 7am PST
"Everything You Think You Know About Housing Is Probably Wrong," reads the headline of this New York Times article.
The New York Times