• Daily Headlines for Friday, July 29, 2016

    "The Skyway in Buffalo is old, obsolete and, unless an alternative crossing is found, will soon need tens of millions of dollars in upkeep. It would be money poorly spent."
    Transit of the future needs smarter routes, not more gadgets Vox – July 29, 2016 A recent nationally representative survey of transit riders from TransitCenter, a New York–based foundation focused on improving urban mobility, indicates that high-tech gimmicks are a very low priority for the people...Read more
  • Daily Headlines for Thursday, July 28, 2016

    "The Planning Commission recommended approval of San Antonio’s new comprehensive plan Wednesday, despite fierce opposition from more than a dozen neighborhood leaders who asked to delay the vote."
    Nations share their urban stories ahead of Habitat III Citiscope – July 27, 2016 On the sidelines of the New Urban Agenda negotiations, a parade of nations has offered up a taste of what they will bring to the table in Quito, in an attempt to put their best foot forward on housing and urban...Read more
  • Daily Headlines for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    "The typical story of Sun Belt cities is that they've been America's growth machines for decades as Rust Belt cities declined and coastal cities grew prohibitively expensive. And it's largely true. But it's an incomplete story."
    This Group of Politicians Just Put Forward a Platform Progressives Can Embrace The Nation – July 26, 2016 At the DNC, Local Progress offers a vision of cities as the center of the fight against inequality. Why Should Only the Wealthy Get Solar Panels? The Atlantic – July 26, 2016 Washington, D.C...Read more
  • Daily Headlines for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    "This Southwest capital presents a distinctive postcard: brutal heat, desert peaks, sprawling subdivisions and endless asphalt."
    Zoning Arrived 100 Years Ago. It Changed New York City Forever. New York Times – July 26, 2016 Urban lore says that the massive Equitable Building at 120 Broadway in Lower Manhattan — a 40-story extrusion of a whole city block, unrelieved by setbacks and capable of housing 16,000 workers at once —...Read more