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Daily Headlines for Friday, June 3, 2016

"A new study that looks at land loss across the American West shows urban sprawl encroaching on Nevada's wide open spaces."

The Relationship Between Subways and Urban Growth
​CityLab — June 2, 2016
In the major cities of the world, subway systems are typically seen as a means to foster density, reduce reliance on cars, mitigate sprawl, and provide residents with access to affordable transportation.

Financing Sustainable Global Cities of the Future
The Huffington Post — June 3, 2016
Running a global city is expensive. In the last decade, our infrastructure has undergone many necessary investments.

Forward Momentum: What's Next in Smart Transportation
Government Technology — June 2, 2016

Contra Costa County, Calif., Transportation Authority Executive Director Randy Iwasaki talks about the agency piloting first-of-their kind technologies

Homeless say booming cities have outlawed their right to sleep, beg and even sit
The Washington Post — June 2, 2016
The city passed an ordinance against "lodging out of doors," which prohibits sleeping or camping outside on public or private property without permission.

Local News

Houston-area commuters paying nation's third-highest 'sprawl tax'
Houston Chronicle — June 2, 2016
Tax is often a dirty word in Texas, which might make a recent analysis of the true costs of commuting resonate with Houston area residents since they’re paying the third highest per-worker “sprawl tax” in the country.

Urban Sprawl Encroaching Nevada's Open Spaces
Reno Public Radio — June 2, 2016
A new study that looks at land loss across the American West shows urban sprawl encroaching on Nevada's wide open spaces.

The San Francisco activists who say please build in my backyard
PBS — June 2, 2016
Activists battling income equality are fighting to change this with the new Yes-In-My-Back-Yard movement.

City officials must be more transparent about affordable housing program, appellate judges rule
New York Daily News — June 2, 2016
A controversial law that requires city housing officials to be more transparent about their affordable housing program was upheld as constitutional Thursday by a split panel of appellate judges in Manhattan.