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When Men Control the Debate About the Future of Cities

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:00 -0700

Essential reading from Alissa Walker.

Design Competition Yields a New Look for the Proposed Triboro Transit Line

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The design proposal for the Triboro Corridor is speculative, but meant to inspire the conversation on one of the "4c" ideas at the heart of the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan.

Testing New 'High Tech Security Screening' for Transit Users

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:00:00 -0700

Union Station in Los Angeles is featuring the latest in surveillance technology, meant to deter terrorists. The concern might also be that such technology is yet another impediment in the transit user experience.

Study Sheds Light on the Effect of Streetlights on Crime

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:00:00 -0700

A study of the neighborhood and streets in the city of Houston finds that streetlights aren't always an effective crime deterrent.

County Gas Taxes at Work in Florida

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:00 -0700

The Jacksonville City Council's decision in 2014 to renew a six-cents county gas tax is paying big dividends for road construction in Duvall County, Florida. Every county in Florida has a gas tax from five cents to a maximum 11.9 cents per gallon.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan Slow to Materialize Despite New Executive Order, Flow Chart

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:00:00 -0700

The original purpose of President Trump's press conference were lost as the discussion devolved.

Is Brownfield Development Health Risk Tolerance Out of Whack?

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Is the bar for health risks in brownfield development set too high? Environmental attorney Richard Opper thinks so and argues the case in this opinion piece.

Maine Town of Brunswick Completes Zoning Code Rewrite

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:00:00 -0700

A town of about 20,000 people, located on the coast of Maine, and home to Bowdoin College has completed a new zoning code.

New Orleans Stormwater Systems Failing Again

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 06:00:00 -0700

In an underreported fact, it has rained every day since April 1 in New Orleans this year. The city is struggling to deploy stormwater infrastructure, however, and flooding overwhelmed drainage again this month, on the cusp of hurricane season.

Corridors Are the Secret to Improving Transit in Small Cities

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0700

The future of smaller cities could depend on figuring out a way to improve transit, perhaps not at the neighborhood or level, but at the corridor level.