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Urban Planning

Stories about urban and regional planning, including low-income housing, transit-oriented and infill development, bike lanes, bus rapid transit and transportation data.

A digital parking technology pilot in Arlington County, Va., is providing fresh, real-time data related to which areas of the city experience the highest parking demand and how to better manage those spaces.
U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury of New Mexico has introduced legislation to reauthorize a broadband grant program and refocus it specifically on rural communities. The bill would reauthorize the program for another five years.
Officials have dedicated the new real-time crime center emergency mobile response van to Det. Joseph Paolillo, who passed away from 9/11-related cancer. The vehicle replaces an original unit which was initially unveiled in 2005.
Officials with the county said the launch of a new 3D zoning software system will make it easier for residents and developers to navigate development codes and land use information.
Both CALSTART and Forth Mobility have put forward resources to help businesses navigate the new terrain for installing electric vehicle chargers to serve their workforce.
In a housing-starved market like the Bay Area, some property developers are turning to the promise of AI, hoping to cut down on design and building time and save money in the process.
Pedestrian activity declined in all of the top 100 metros in the United States between 2019 and 2022, driven in part by commuting and other mobility changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Wake County judge has ordered Flock Safety to stop installing automated license plate cameras for law enforcement and other clients across the state, finding the firm has been operating unlicensed for years.
Efforts to make the city smarter has some residents concerned that the technology will be used to spy. But officials say that’s not the case and that a substantial public safety camera network has been in place since 2015.
The county planning board spent nine months developing the regulations, which were spurred by public concerns that cryptomining operations could move into the county and cause havoc for those who live nearby.