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Myths and Realities About Cycles: Avoiding the Inevitability Trap

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 -0800

When we start to liken housing and neighborhood cycles to the kinds of predictable, unstoppable cycles found in nature, we may find ourselves in a dangerous trap.



Trump Budget Blueprint Would Nix Federal Transit Spending

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0800

Reports from inside the Trump transition are that the incoming administration will follow a budget blueprint laid out by the Heritage Foundation—public transit not included.



Over 275 Architects Agree: Trump Should Focus on Climate Change

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:00:00 -0800

An open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, signed by 276 architecture and design firms, argues that the country's new leader should build the economy by protecting the environment.



Farewell to the Obama Administration

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0800

A roundup of articles summarizing the final days of the Obama Administration, as well as a peak at Planetizen's eight-year archive of President Obama's policies in the world of planning.




U.S. Housing Stock Aging Fast

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:00:00 -0800

Age is only a number, they say. But that number is growing for the nation's housing stock, just like for the rest of us.



The External Costs of Vacant Homes

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:00:00 -0800

It might seem obvious that vacant homes attract crime and other noxious elements to surrounding properties, but researchers are still working to quantify those external costs.



NACTO Releases Principles for Transportation Data Sharing

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:00:00 -0800

New "Data Sharing Principles," by the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), provide guidance for municipalities hoping to make use of new data sharing opportunities.



The Boxyard Igniting Retail Push In Downtown Tulsa

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 -0800

Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.



Bikeshare Competitor Warned Not to Come to San Francisco

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:00:00 -0800

Seattle, which will be losing it's bikeshare program after just over two years, may wish to have San Francisco's problem: a second bikeshare company wants to enter the marketplace, though without permits.



Feds Clear the Way for Phoenix's Light Rail Extension

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 -0800

A light rail extension that will reach South Phoenix took a crucial step forward last week.