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Strong Opposition to Toll Lane Additions Expressed in Colorado

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0800

It's not the widening of Interstate 25 that rattled attendees of the public meeting held by the Colorado Department of Transportation on Dec. 7—it's the fact that that they would have to pay to use the new lanes.

All Aboard Florida's Brightline Set to Launch this Month

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:00:00 -0800

The privately funded, diesel-powered trains will run at speeds up to 79 mph between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, with an extension to Miami opening early next year. Real estate development is key to profitability.

Boomtowns No Longer Attract Waves of New Workers

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0800

The latest Upshot by Emily Badger looks at why American cities with the greatest economic opportunity no longer attract the population increases of yore

A Sermon for the Homeless

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0800

A recent conference hosted by the American Institute of Architects in Los Angeles shined a light on efforts to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles—and demonstrated just how much work must be done nationwide to solve this humanitarian crisis.

A River Runs Through Raleigh (Again)

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:00:00 -0800

The Neuse River is returning to its natural state.

Sunday Fun: Watch the Path of the Tunnel Boring Machine Below Downtown Los Angeles

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:00:00 -0800

Like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, but for a tunnel boring machine.

Powerful Political Voices Call for Another Bay Area Bridge

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:00:00 -0800

U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein is leading calls for the so-called Southern Crossing—a bridge that would connect San Francisco and the East Bay somewhere south of the Bay Bridge.

The Year's Architecture Controversies Include Multiple Planning Crossovers

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0800

The list of the 12 most "memorable" and "outrageous" controversies in the field of architecture looks a lot like a list of controversies in the field of planning.

The Cost of Raising the Bayonne Bridge Also Rises

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:00:00 -0800

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey tried to raise the Bayonne Bridge by 64 feet to make room for more ships below. The price for the project has risen along with the bridge.

Austin Pitches Splashy New Sports and Entertainment District

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 11:00:00 -0800

A new sports and entertainment district in East Austin, the former site of the Travis County Exposition Center, has attracted starchitect design talent and is likely to run up a world-class price tag.