United States

December 13, 2016, 5am PST
Amazon is placeless. The company doesn't have a physical presence, create jobs, or pay taxes in most of the places where it does business — and it's having a profound impact on the health of cities and towns, a new report finds.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
December 12, 2016, 2pm PST
The fourth annual edition of holiday gift ideas for that "plannerd" in your life, from L.A. County Planner Clement Lau.
UrbDeZine
December 12, 2016, 12pm PST
In PlanPhilly, a discussion on Jarrett Walker's brand of humanities-infused transit planning. The wonky stuff is all well and good, but in the end it's all about simple access and freedom of movement.
PlanPhilly
December 12, 2016, 7am PST
President-elect Donald Trump is reported to have selected Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a Republican from Washington, for Secretary of the Department of Interior. Also, "Climate McCarthyism" emerges as a concern for federal employees.
Reuters via Yahoo News
December 12, 2016, 6am PST
New data released by the Federal Highway Administration shows that vehicle mile traveled increased three percent for the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period last year. Driving has increased continuously since April 2014.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
Feature
December 12, 2016, 5am PST
To the potential surprise of many planners in the United States, strategic planning and politics can work together to produce significant policy outcomes in democratically governed cities.
Lily Song and Diane Davis
December 11, 2016, 5am PST
Both during the campaign and his victory speech, President-elect Trump referenced the troubled conditions of 'inner cities.' A Tufts professor offers advice for the new administration if it really wants to help.
Cleveland Plain-Dealer
December 10, 2016, 11am PST
What does Vancouver’s housing market implosion mean for the Seattle area?
Crosscut
December 9, 2016, 2pm PST
Sometimes you have to stop and laugh about the big problem with no immediate nor obvious solution. You might even learn something while doing it.
The Guardian
December 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Private companies involved in Boston and Denver rail travel are facing increasingly large fines for service failures, and some are going unpaid.
Governing
December 9, 2016, 7am PST
The U.S. remains largely a suburban nation, though central cities are experiencing a great comeback after years of population loss. But what exactly is a suburb? A new report from the Urban Land Institute provides answers by providing subcategories.
Urban Land Institute
December 9, 2016, 5am PST
The Google Timelapse feature has been updated. The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
The Verge
December 8, 2016, 2pm PST
The selection of Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, who is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signals the incoming Trump Administration's antipathy for the environmental legacy of its predecessor.
The New York Times
December 8, 2016, 10am PST
Safety is one trigger in the heated debate over whether fossil fuels should be transported by pipeline. While the industry insists the method is safer than others, the spread of accidents since 1986 is substantial.
CityLab
December 8, 2016, 8am PST
Wall Street Journal piece says loan regulations hurt home buyers with imperfect credit.
The Wall Street Jounal
December 8, 2016, 6am PST
A new study from Quote Wizard finds Utah and Rhode Island have the worst and best drivers, respectively.
Quote Wizard
December 7, 2016, 1pm PST
The National Association of Realtors weigh in on 2017 housing forecast.
Modern Cities
December 7, 2016, 12pm PST
The Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe, advising them to explore alternative routing and conduct an environmental review, granting indigenous peoples a rare victory.
The New York Times
December 7, 2016, 5am PST
The winners of the 2016 Architecture at Zero competition took a case study located in the fog-locked city of San Francisco and delivered a net-zero site plan for a mixed-use academic facility.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 6, 2016, 10am PST
Chariot shuttle service, recently acquired by Ford Motor Company, may soon be a more formidable competitor for San Francisco's public transit provider, Muni, due to an expansion to 150 vans. Expect new routes, five-minute headways, and $4 rides.
San Francisco Chronicle