http://theweek.com/articles/688162/why-trumps-infrastructure-plan-crash-burn-like-ahca After his health bill debacle, Trump will find infrastructure easy, right? Wrong.
http://smartgrowth.org/58-years-phillys-finally-fix-95-problem/ An 11-acre park will cover Interstate 95 between Chestnut and Walnut streets, connecting the Delaware River waterfront with the rest of the city. The project plan dates back a full decade, to 2007, but the notion of draping the highway with a park goes back decades more. Read more 0000000
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/mar/16/malls-cities-become-one-and-same Suburban malls may be a dying breed, but in cities from New York to Hong Kong, new malls are thriving by seamlessly blending into the urban fabric
https://www.planetizen.com/node/91933/today-bart-goes-farther-south-ever As it has promised for years, Bay Area Rapid Transit today opens the Warm Springs/South Fremont extension of the regional rail transit system. The first train departs at the station at 5:48 am, and the first train arrives at 7:04 am.
http://la.streetsblog.org/2017/03/22/how-mayor-garcetti-can-make-l-a-bike-friendly-1-easy-bike-facilities/ If Mayor Garcetti wants to make Los Angeles a bicycle-friendly city, here are ~50 streets that should receive bicycle upgrades right away.
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/24/trump-chao-get-an-earful-on-caltrain-funds/ More than 120 Silicon Valley business and leaders fired off a letter Friday to President Donald Trump and Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, asking them to make good on federal promises to al…
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/business/energy-environment/california-upholds-emissions-standards-setting-up-face-off-with-trump.html? The backing of rules adopted in the Obama administration is one of the most direct moves so far to blunt President Trump’s effort to roll back regulations.
https://www.citylab.com/politics/2017/03/what-keeps-most-american-cities-from-decline/520716/ Many megaregions would be in Rust Belt mode if they weren’t buoyed by an influx of international job-seekers, Census numbers show. What happens if those people stop coming?
https://dirt.asla.org/2017/01/09/use-video-to-tell-the-story-of-landscape-architecture/ Landscape architecture is well behind the curve of using video to distinguish itself in the digital age, a trend I don’t see changing anytime soon. However, the opportunity is there for the taking.…
https://www.citylab.com/work/2017/03/rust-belt-revival/520500/ It’s a good sign, but the Great Lakes need to invest in young people, especially immigrants and people of color, to blast past current population trends.