The myth of the American West as a wild, natural place is long gone, says urban studies professor Carl Abbott. The Western U.S. is actually the most urban part of the nation.
Oct 24, 2008 The Hartford Courant
Robert Sibley comments on the worldwide problem of homeless people in public spaces, and reflects on how Canadians can and should manage them.
Oct 23, 2008 The Ottowa Citizen
A California-based architecture firm has been selected by a Sichuan planning department to rebuild the city of Dujiangyan after the deadly earthquake in the province earlier this year.
Oct 23, 2008 Architectural Record
The problems of today's inner cities and the problems of the suburbs are inextricably linked, says William E. Finley, author of <em>Curing Urbanitis.</em> Exclusive
Oct 23, 2008 By
Travel writers, photographers, and an urban designer selected by Forbes have named the 20 prettiest towns in America; their varied definitions of "prettiness" are reflected in their choices.
Oct 22, 2008 Forbes Traveler
A new piece of legislation rewards local governments in California that build affordable housing with money to build and maintain parks.
Oct 22, 2008 Marketwatch
Voters in suburban Minnesota will vote on whether to invest $10 million to preserve a closed golf course. Or they could save the $10 million and allow a developer to build houses. But many say it will be cheaper in the long term to buy now.
Oct 22, 2008 Minnesota Public Radio
China's government has announced major changes in property rights for farmers, giving them the ability to 'lease, exchange, or swap' their plots.
Oct 21, 2008 The New York Times
Faith Cable reports on the CEU's 3rd annual conference, held in Oslo, Norway, which addressed cities and their ability to address climate change through urban design.
Oct 19, 2008 WorldChanging
To paraphrase B.F. Skinner, if you want positive behavior, either reward it in return, or remove something unpleasant in response; to paraphrase R. Steuteville's commentary, if we want a green economy, we need to do the same thing with development.
Oct 18, 2008 New Urban News