United States

April 10, 2017, 10am PDT
Kenneth R. Harney reports on the possibility that lawmakers in Washington, D.C. could target the mortgage interest deduction as part of a Republican tax reform plan.
The Washington Post
April 9, 2017, 11am PDT
Much talked about Trump infrastructure bill has yet to be written, but the president's failure to pass a health care bill in the House has drawn Congress watchers' attention to the Freedom Caucus and the impact they may have an infrastructure bill.
The Hill
April 8, 2017, 11am PDT
Judging from a statistical analysis by Redfin, there is in fact a positive correlation between home values and transit access. But that only applies in areas where transit and walking are already common modes.
City Observatory
April 7, 2017, 2pm PDT
The latest Chapter 11 in a familiar story.
The Washington Post
April 7, 2017, 8am PDT
There are lots of arguments available for people that want to oppose new housing projects, but what are a few guiding principles for framing a supportive and constructive housing conversation?
Sightline Institute
April 7, 2017, 7am PDT
Where aging infrastructure is concerned, most of us don't immediately think of old dams. But there are a lot of them. Environmental advocates want to see them go, and in recent years de-damming has picked up speed.
Next City
April 7, 2017, 6am PDT
The Center for Urban Pedagogy's latest tool provides an easy and fun way to explain a difficult but critical concept: floor area ratio.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 6, 2017, 9am PDT
Planning and construction for the new Amtrak Gateway tunnels unders the Hudson River and the next phase of the Second Avenue Subway could grind to a halt under President Trump's proposed budget that substantially cuts capital grants programs.
The New York Times
April 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Savannah, Georgia is an elegant southern belle of a city. Susan Henderson looks at some of its lessons, along with ideas for future study.
PlaceShakers
April 6, 2017, 5am PDT
The advent of sprawl coincided with a move toward earlier school start times, prompted by a need to coordinate complicated bussing. If students could walk to school, the problem might disappear.
CityLab
April 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
As the economy has improved, fewer people are looking for employment as school bus drivers. When fewer buses are available, more students drive to school, brining unwanted environmental risks along for the ride.
The Wall Street Journal
April 5, 2017, 7am PDT
The Wall Street Journal received lots of press packages from firms bidding to build the proposed wall between the border of the United States and Mexico. A gallery of renderings—sent in earnest, in protest, or in a crass marketing ploy—follows.
The Wall Street Journal
April 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Wells Fargo received an historic "double downgrade" from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) as a result of its Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) examination.
Next City
April 5, 2017, 5am PDT
New data from the U.S. Census and Empire Center shows that for the first time in a decade, the Empire State lost population. Furthermore, last year only two upstate counties had more residents arrive from other states than leave.
New York Post
April 4, 2017, 2pm PDT
Devolution—or the end of federal funding for local or regional transit projects—is back on the table, thanks to the Trump Administration. Articles in two prominent media outlets debate the idea.
The Overhead Wire
April 4, 2017, 11am PDT
With the high cost of land and housing in most major cities, why don't we just make the hundreds of "walkable" small towns in the United States more desirable places to live for average earners?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
April 4, 2017, 9am PDT
In the aftermath of the Measure S vote, members of the Los Angeles City Council have responded by pushing for expediting community plan updates and finding a sustainable source of funding for updating the region's plans.
The Planning Report
April 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
One of those Obama-era regulations that President Trump promised to ease is the Clean Water Rule, currently tied up in federal appeals court. The Department of Justice had asked the Supreme Court to discontinue the litigation.
E&E News [Subscription]
April 3, 2017, 5am PDT
A new tool from the Department of Transportation maps all the noise created by traffic nationwide.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 2, 2017, 11am PDT
The report recommends making displacement prevention a more central component of land-use policy.
The Architect's Newspaper