The League, in collaboration with the American Public Health Association and the Institute of Transportation Engineers, created an online tool showing updated health and transportation data in many large US cities and every state.
With the cost of building and maintaining infrastructure increasing, many states are raising their gasoline taxes for the first time in decades, including Tennessee and South Carolina. A gas tax increase for Alabama was tabled in this year’s legislative session.
Google’s parent company Alphabet is planning to embark on their largest urban development project yet. Their urban technology division, Sidewalk Labs, is planning to construct a high-tech urban community on 12 acres near downtown Toronto.
Cities in the “Sunbelt” continued to be among the fastest-growing in the country in 2016, according to new Census data released this month. Locally, Huntsville continued to be the fastest-growing major city in Alabama, and surpassed Mobile to become the third-largest city in the state.
May is National Historic Preservation Month, and the City of Huntsville is marking this with the “This Place Matters” campaign. Here is a panel discussion among the city’s leading planners and preservationists from earlier this month:
Within Walking Distance by Philip Langdon. The author uses six wildly different neighborhoods, from Chicago to Starkville, to show that walkability has a positive effect on a neighborhood’s quality of life.