United States

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
December 6, 2016, 8am PST
Bikeshare programs were first introduced in the U.S. seven years ago. Outside Magazine investigates whether they "are actually benefiting cities and their residents."
Outside
December 6, 2016, 6am PST
Rules protecting minorities' access to housing have been strengthened under the Obama administration. That progress could be lost under a HUD Secretary who opposes Fair Housing altogether.
CityLab
December 5, 2016, 11am PST
Many people don't realize it, but flooding is the most common weather-related disaster. What should people know about dealing with this persistent threat when it happens in their community?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
December 4, 2016, 9am PST
An article listing the top five housing trends for 2017, as predicted by the National Association of Realtors.
Modern Cities
December 4, 2016, 7am PST
Incoming transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, has a long history at the highest levels of American Federal government. Laura Biss looks at what her past may tell us about how Chao will govern.
CityLab
December 2, 2016, 2pm PST
The Federal Railroad Administration will soon update regulations regarding U.S. trains, this could have major impact on the industry and train travel.
Streetsblog
December 2, 2016, 9am PST
"When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you."
KUOW
December 2, 2016, 5am PST
Herwig Scherabon is a graphic designer featured this week in The Guardian.
The Guardian
December 1, 2016, 2pm PST
Based on crowdsourced data from across the country, this updated map shows which municipalities have eliminated, lowered, or discussed their parking minimum laws.
Strong Towns
December 1, 2016, 9am PST
How much do we have to fear from the president-elect's policy plans for urban America? We can hope that he will follow his party's playbook and largely ignore the cities, but potential changes to housing policy are more serious.
Shelterforce/Rooflines
December 1, 2016, 8am PST
An explosion on Nov. 2 forced GVEA to shut down the power plant earlier this month after struggling with a number of mishaps that have kept Golden Valley from bringing the Healy 2 plant online.
Alaska Public Media
December 1, 2016, 5am PST
Elaine Chao served all eight years as President George W. Bush's former Secretary of Labor and also under his father's administration as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. She is married to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
The New York Times
Feature
November 30, 2016, 2pm PST
Planetizen is pleased to release its list of the best books published in 2016 on the subjects of planning, design, and development.
James Brasuell and Josh Stephens
November 30, 2016, 1pm PST
Since the 1970s, many American cities have played host to rising rents and stagnant incomes. Richard Florida writes about how the "great rent squeeze" might be choking the country's economic prospects.
CityLab