In the late '90s a trio of North Carolina suburbs tried to ditch their suburban past with a new, much lauded Smart Growth planning effort that revised the way they used their land. The success of the celebrated developments didn't last long.
Mar 2, 2010 Citiwire
The single largest source of air pollution in Southern California are the Ports of LA and Long Beach. Environmentalists, environmental justice advocates, and Teamsters are working together to replace offending diesel drayage trucks.
Mar 1, 2010 The New York Times - Business
The Olympics have ended in Vancouver, but their costs live on.
Feb 28, 2010 The New York Times
Much of the land use plan is focused on what will not be used -- areas set aside as urban preserves.
Feb 28, 2010 The Oregonian
The City of Seattle is looking to revive some of its often forgotten and neglected urban spaces: alleys.
Feb 28, 2010 The Seattle Times
The new urban design review board once again deems that a publicly backed project doesn't do enough to encourage activity on the street and sends the Downtown Improvement District back to the drawing board.
Feb 27, 2010 Omaha World Herald
The backlash against red-light cameras provide a cautionary tale for those who want to cut costs and raise revenue through technology.
Feb 26, 2010 Wall Street Journal
This post from <em>GOOD</em> looks at a bill from California state senator Alan Lowenthal that seeks to incentivize cities into reforming their parking rules.
Feb 26, 2010 Good
The migration of America's low income population is spreading to the suburbs. But the suburbs aren't ready to handle the influx, according to this piece.
Feb 26, 2010 Next American City
Among the countless stories being written on the successes and challenges of these 2010 Olympic Winter Games, not surprisingly the most interesting stories to me are those that speak to the challenges of great urbanism. As a host city, Vancouver has become a massive urban laboratory, with so many opportunities to learn, and we’re soaking it all up.
As we are coming to the end of the final week, a few examples of big experiments and learnings come to mind. Opinion
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