Infrastructure

February 26, 2012, 1pm PST
Water has played a starring part in the development of Los Angeles (for exhibit A, see the film <em>Chinatown</em>). Christine MacDonald explores how water may take a star turn once again, in its demise.
The Atlantic Cities
February 25, 2012, 7am PST
As state authorities prepare to replace the aging bridge, local officials and interest groups propose an "exciting" alternative to demolition.
New York Times
February 23, 2012, 2pm PST
In advance of Next American City’s upcoming "Reimagining Urban Highways" conference in Philadelphia, Matt Bevilacqua reports on a new study examining the successful replacement of urban highways with boulevards and parks.
Next American City
February 23, 2012, 5am PST
New York City is taking steps to manage the dumping of raw sewage, Mireya Navarro reports.
New York Times - Green Blog
February 21, 2012, 1pm PST
In an opinion piece for <em>Politico</em>, three Washington insiders propose several principles along which the United States should re-imagine its infrastructure in order to provide the means for future prosperity.
Politico
February 20, 2012, 11am PST
The proposed "Park 101" freeway cap in Downtown Los Angeles could change the face of the city. But it faces huge obstacles.
California Planning & Development Report
February 16, 2012, 10am PST
Walter Geiger pens a case study of an Orlando project that melded public art with mass transit, with maximum impact at minimal cost.
ArchNewsNow.com
February 16, 2012, 9am PST
Kate Linthicum reports on a recently completed project in South Los Angeles to turn a former bus yard into a piece of stormwater infrastructure and a public amenity
Los Angeles Times
February 15, 2012, 10am PST
Building in the New Economy isn't business as usual. Howard Blackson lays out policy, planning, land assembly and financing tools to help us with our task at hand.
PlaceShakers
February 14, 2012, 6am PST
Kate Linthicum and Jessica Garrison recount the debate over a new proposal to overhaul Los Angeles's trash collection industry, as labor and environmental groups go head-to-head with waste haulers and business interests.
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2012, 11am PST
A new report by one of China's premier academic research organizations has warned about rising discrepancies between the growth of China's cities and their ability to provide the resources necessary to serve those populations.
China Daily
February 13, 2012, 7am PST
Katherine Fung pens a feature in <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> on the recent wave of projects seeking to improve the way our waste management infrastructure looks and works.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 12, 2012, 9am PST
Felicity Barringer reports on the growing practice of recycling treated wastewater as drinking water in southwestern cities attempting to address diminishing water supplies.
The New York Times
February 11, 2012, 11am PST
In this video, host Richard Quest takes us underground to view the work firsthand, where two explosions occur daily right underneath dense city blocks.
CNN Business 360
February 7, 2012, 5am PST
The new exhibit at Toyko's Mori Art Museum will be the first architecture showcase since the 2011 earthquake, and displays a movement central to the country's history of building and rebuilding.
The New York Times
February 3, 2012, 9am PST
Alex Marshall investigates the reasons why America's infrastructure resembles a third world country's, and decides that we have our arcane budgeting processes to blame.
Governing
February 1, 2012, 11am PST
Emily Badger explores the art of environmental graphic design, or wayfinding, and what it takes to strike the right balance between intuitive navigation and individual discovery.
The Atlantic Cities
January 31, 2012, 12pm PST
A lawsuit based on the Americans With Disabilities Act may leave Los Angeles responsible for over a billion dollars' worth of crumbling sidewalks.
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2012, 2pm PST
Christine MacDonald looks at efforts by everyone from home gardeners to municipal water authorities to rethink and rebuild the infrastructure to handle urban runoff.
The Atlantic Cities
January 29, 2012, 9am PST
In a long read published in <em>Places</em>, Austin Troy delves into the complicated nexus between the need to increase water resources and decrease energy use, which are both exacerbated by, and exacerbate, climate change.
Places