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Two Studies Show How Light Rail Benefits Houston

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0800

Finally, the city seems to be reaping benefits from a major investment in public transportation.

Critiquing Austin's North Shoal Creek Neighborhood Plan

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0800

A local resident reviews an important new neighborhood plan in Austin from a pro-development and livability perspective.

Parks Endowment Ready to Develop Park-Adjacent Land in Louisville

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0800

The Parklands of Floyds Fork has attracted development attention for years, but now the endowment that fought for the park's creation is proposing a development on land adjacent to the park to help fund the maintenance of the Parklands.

'Electric Charge Network' to Install 7,500 New Charging Stations in California

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

One of California's three investor-owned utilities has announced an electric vehicle charging infrastructure program that will spend $130 million through 2020.

Express Bus Service Eliminated in Suburban Baltimore

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800

The failure of suburb-to-suburb bus service run by the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) offers lessons in regional transit planning.

'Renewing Inequality': Mapping the Scars of Urban Renewal

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0800

A new interactive maps brings a visual reality to the scale of displacement effected by urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s.

Mass Resignations From National Park Service Advisory Board

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:00:00 -0800

Nine out of 12 members of the National Park Service advisory board resigned this week, saying that the Department of the Interior "showed no interest in learning about or continuing to use the forward-thinking agenda of science," among other claims.

Legislation to Ban Traffic Cameras Creates Odd Political Alliances

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:00:00 -0800

Republicans and the American Civil Liberties Union back bills to ban red light and speed cameras in Iowa, while Democrats and law enforcement want to allow cities and counties to retain automated traffic-enforcement tools.

Orange County to Remove 1,000 Homeless People From the Santa Ana River

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0800

Responding to local homeowners and politicians, Orange County will clear homeless encampments from a riverbed and stormwater channel under its control.

After Amazon: Planning for Regional Growth

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0800

The dichotomy in economic outcomes around the country won't be solved by one-off competitions like the bidding process to land Amazon's second headquarters.