Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) expressed irritation that Chicago is no longer a world-class city when it comes to building heights. The issue arose during a Senate floor discussion on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Chicago's Willis Tower ranks #11.
4 days ago   Politico
With the suburban lifestyle clearing entrenched in the American mainstream, planners should stop criticizing suburban living and help address the environmental and societal problems that face the nation's low-density communities.
Aug 7, 2006   The Next American City
Software maker Adobe Systems' headquarters, the first building ever to receive a platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council, was pushed to the breaking point during the recent heat wave.
Aug 4, 2006   San Jose Mercury News
Earth-sheltered houses save some residents of Longmont, CO from excessive heat and cold while cutting energy bills.
Aug 3, 2006   Daily Times-Call
A new housing development in Moscow takes its inspiration from the Russian elite's affection for all things British. The largest housing development since the fall of Communism will recreate an English village with a view of the Kremlin.
Aug 1, 2006   Telegraph UK
A controversial billboard for new condos at a construction site outrages residents.
Jul 30, 2006   The New York Times
Three-dimensional "intelligent models" are helping to build high-profile projects around the world that embrace sustainable design.
Jul 28, 2006   Forbes
Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas puts a new spin on convention center design.
Jul 27, 2006   The New Yorker
Nation's fastest growing master-planned community is also one of its most insulted writes Stephanie Simon.
Jul 26, 2006   By Abhijeet Chavan
The Algiers Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is collapsing with little political will to save it.
Jul 26, 2006   The New York Times
A new, sustainably-built home seeks produce as much energy as it consumes.
Jul 26, 2006   The Oregonian