Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Donald Trump's first budget will reportedly follow a blueprint for extreme spending cuts laid out by the Heritage Foundation. That could spell disaster for cities, since Heritage recommends eliminating federal support for transit.
The suburban commuters the East End Bridge was built for don't seem to appreciate it that much. Traffic cameras show the costly new bridge nearly empty at rush hour.
Economists Pan Trump’s Infrastructure Plan as “Ill-Conceived” “Giveaway” (NYT) Americans Don’t Want to Pay for New Roads and Bridges With Tolls (WaPo) Anthony Foxx Considers His Legacy as U.S. DOT Secretary (Governing) Investment Professionals Are Betting on Infrastructure in 2017 (Forbes) First Look at Richmond, Virginia’s Bus Network Redesign Plans (RVA Rapid Transit) 16 Miles of Highway in […]
North Dakota state rep Keith Kempenich has had enough of people exercising their right to assembly and free expression. In response to the protests at Standing Rock, Kempenich has introduced legislation to shield drivers from penalty who unintentionally strike a pedestrian "obstructing vehicular traffic."
Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing. But with a parking lot tax, incentives change and using parking as a placeholder becomes a lot less attractive.