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Seattle Kicks the Tires on the Seattle Center Again

Sun, 28 May 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Proposals to revamp the Seattle Center seem to arise with every mayoral administration in Seattle. This time, however, the Seattle Center is at the literal center of an explosion of growth.

Residential Developments to Supplement New Detroit Hockey Arena

Sun, 28 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

The Illitch family is continuing to reveal details of the big vision surrounding the new hoem to the Detroit Red Wings.

Study: Ignorance of the Law Leads to Road Rage Toward Cyclists

Sun, 28 May 2017 05:00:00 -0700

A new study out of the U.K. will vindicate the suspicion of many cyclists: drivers often misdirect their anger at cyclists who are only following the rules of the road.

Atlanta Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy by 2035

Sat, 27 May 2017 13:00:00 -0700

Atlanta announces its leadership on the issue of renewable energy

Taller, Denser, but More Affordable Housing Coming to San Francisco

Sat, 27 May 2017 11:00:00 -0700

Following a similar ordinance signed into law by Mayor Ed Lee last July that dealt with developments that are 100 percent affordable, the new housing density ordinance apples to market-rate developments that have 30 percent affordability.

Why Great Cities Need Great Universities

Sat, 27 May 2017 09:00:00 -0700

Universities do more than teach classes; they can help transform economies and elevate cities to greatness. UC San Diego is banking on it.

Fracking Opponents Charge Gov. Jerry Brown with Environmental Hypocrisy

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:00:00 -0700

The California governor, known for his outspoken climate advocacy, signed the nation's toughest fracking regulation bill in 2013. His response to those who want to ban fracking is that priority must be on reducing oil consumption.

Coming Soon to Suburban Dallas: $1 Billion Mixed-Use Development

Sat, 27 May 2017 05:00:00 -0700

The city of Irving, a suburb of the city of Dallas, will soon add a $1 billion mixed-use development, complete with a light rail station.

U2 Concert Costs Transit Agency $61K

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:00:00 -0700

The Bay Area agency had to extend service into the night hours when the show ran overtime.

Missing Middle Housing: An Austin Case Study

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The "missing middle" of housing is a concept familiar to many planners, but it's still probably unknown to most of the public. A story for Austin's NPR station could be an indication that the missing middle is entering the public consciousness.