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Hyper Urban Growth Without Residential Displacement

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 -0700

Here's a change: Displacement in the nation's fastest growing urban neighborhood has largely been limited to businesses. The new highrises have given Queens something it never had: a skyline.

Friday Not Funny: Drake Meme Appears in a NYC Parks Department Rendering

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 -0700

An armed forces veteran or a Boston Marathon bombing survivor would have been a better choice.

Proposed Density Causes 'Chaos' at the Newark City Council Hearing

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:00:00 -0700

A suite of zoning changes that would increase building heights and density along the Passaic River in Newark, New Jersey, provoked a chaotic council hearing that devolved into shouting and the removal of residents from the council chambers.

A Health-Focused Building Certification Gets Its First Showcase

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:00:00 -0700

The first WELL-certified buildings are now online, and the Urban Land Institute has examined the business propositions behind the system.

Organization Sets Up Tents to Shelter Homeless in Detroit

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0700

A civil rights organization has taken direct action to provide support for homeless people living in Detroit.

Buses: Going Where No Electric Vehicles Have Gone Before

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:00:00 -0700

A 40-foot bus, dubbed the "Catalyst E2 Max," has broken the world record for longest drive on a single charge, according to manufacturer Proterra.

Facebook to Expand in San Francisco

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:00 -0700

While everyone's attention in recent weeks has been on Amazon, another huge tech company has made a big bet on San Francisco.

Buskers Welcome at Select Sound Transit Stations

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:00:00 -0700

A popular program to allow street performers (aka, buskers) into station areas on the Seattle region's Sound Transit system has been expanded.

New California Law Makes Crossing the Street More Legal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:00 -0700

Many pedestrians don't realize it's illegal to cross the street while a crosswalk is counting down until a cop is writing them a ticket. A new bill could change that in California.

France's Most Contentious Building Getting a 'Green Makeover'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 -0700

France's Most Contentious Building Getting a 'Green Makeover'