Frustrated with slow progress, a Mississippi Gulf Coast city is considering importing hundreds or thousands of Chinese laborers and materials to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina
Jun 28, 2006 The Los Angeles Times
Petro-dollars are fueling the tiny emirate's ambitions to become one of the world's top commercial and tourist destinations. Experts wonder if Dubai's blazing growth is sustainable.
Jun 28, 2006 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's quest for "elegant density" brings him to the annual convention of the American Institute of Architects, where he emphasizes his commitment to high-quality urban design.
Jun 28, 2006 The Planning Report
A novelist takes on Gehry's gargantuan Atlantic Yards project, proposed for Brooklyn.
Jun 22, 2006 Slate
Eventually, 44,000 residents will call Mountain House home. Currently, about 4,000 people live in the much-fretted-over planned development.
Jun 20, 2006 The Contra Costa Times
The Frank Gehry-designed Grand Avenue project in downtown Los Angeles looks to a well-known Manhattan urban landmark for inspiration. Will it work?
Jun 19, 2006 By
Auden Schendler wonders why you can't buy an eco-friendly house in any average subdivision in America.
Jun 17, 2006 Grist Magazine
Wendell Cox weighs the true costs over the reported costs of creating a high speed train system for cities between San Diego and Sacramento. He offers opposition to a very expensive and likely underused project.
Jun 16, 2006 Orange County Register
San Francisco's skyline is on the verge of a transformation. Long known for landmarks such as the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower, Rincon Hill, near the base of the Bay Bridge, will add a new dimension and a new neighborhood.
Jun 16, 2006 The San Francisco Chronicle
Hollywood celebrities and gangs, million-dollar luxury homes and the homeless, all live side-by-side in the Oakwood neighborhood of Venice.
Jun 14, 2006 The Los Angeles Times