Katharine Jose has written about politics, infrastructure, environment, development, natural disasters, and more for The New York Observer, Capital New York (now Politico New York), and The New York Times, among other publications. She was an editor for several publications in New York City before she moved to Texas, and has a master's degree in planning from the University of Texas-Austin.
Katharine Jose is a contributing editor at Planetizen. She lives in Texas.
The budget for Austin’s massive transportation plan was cut by nearly a third in the wake of the pandemic, but a tax rate increase to help pay for it is still on the ballot for November.
With water levels habitually low, officials from the Eastern Sierra say they are "headed for a showdown” with L.A.
Los Angeles Times
Not everyone thinks the governor’s expensive plan to improve access to the beleaguered airport will actually improve access.
The New York Times
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
The city’s new $6.5 million "bridge shelters" are providing a place to stay, but not accomplishing what they set out to do.
San Diego Union-Tribune
As populations shrink, small towns are losing an important place to get together,,
After decades of planning, the city hopes several huge developments will draw millenials and empty-nesters.
New residents to formerly agricultural area are trying to shut down a hog-feeding operation, but so far without much success.
An advocacy group is republishing the 1974 regional plan for sustainability, and finding that it's just as relevant now as it was then.
All that empty acreage means that these big, rapidly developing cities don’t really have to sprawl.