Just as the Internet and smartphones changed the world, the advent of connected and autonomous vehicles will have a profound impact on our lives and our cities.
Local jurisdictions with anaerobic digestion projects in their
communities report multiple benefits.
The city converted public housing to privately owned affordable housing and created a new neighborhood. The five-year planning process involved all key stakeholders, including existing residents,…
All 18 metropolitan planning organizations in California will
have adopted their first Regional Transportation Plans under SB
375 by May 2015. This article looks at what SB 375 has
An oil boom in North Dakota and Canada from the Bakken shale
formation and a lack of pipeline infrastructure have led to a
dramatic increase in oil-by-rail shipments nationwide. As the
In 10 years it is expected that, without greater investment, 25
percent of local streets and roads will be ranked “poor” —
compared with 6 percent today. The local system will have an…
Public sector leaders face a number of challenges related to
Recent legislation provides a new regulatory framework.
Expanded production of the Monterey Shale Formation could create
Safeguards have not kept pace with fracking, which poses hazards.
The Beacon Award program, a catalyst for innovative and effective solutions, addresses climate change at the local level and informs the community about these activities.
The law that established California’s landmark waste hierarchy of
“reduce, reuse and recycle” led to collaborative efforts and the
concept of product stewardship.
San Rafael has focused on sustainable land use by preserving open
space, encouraging mixed-use infill development and adopting
green building requirements. Now its community is actively
A public project demonstrates sustainable stormwater management
practices and offers an educational, inviting space.
The Legislature’s elimination of redevelopment agencies in 2012 stripped cities of several important tools to address blight in the community. Meanwhile, contamination or the threat of…
New resources offer practical tips to enhance cities’ economic prosperity and fiscal health.
Throughout California, city and county officials make planning,
policy and land-use decisions on a weekly basis. Local officials
understand that such decisions affect their community’s…