As downtown Los Angeles seeks to cement its nascent transformation into a full-fledged urban neighborhood, Sam Lubell cautions against the threat brought by the suburban mindset of Walmart, Target, and other chain operators.
Aug 2, 2012 The Architect's Newspaper
With construction beginning, Michael Cabanatuan reports on the unresolved problems dogging San Francisco's $1.6 billion Central Subway project.
Jul 19, 2012 San Francisco Chronicle
The San Francisco neighborhood of Chinatown temporarily removed parking from Stockton Street for a week during the busy Lunar New Year season. Aaron Bialick reports on the results.
Jan 26, 2012 Streetsblog San Francisco
Chumbo (Chinatown Under the Manhattan Bridge) is drawing young creative types to a slice of Chinatown with--what else--low rent. Is this neighborhood within a neighborhood big enough for long-time residents and newcomers?
Dec 2, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
The famous district in Manhattan may finally get the special status needed to provide more services to its residents and businesses.
Feb 4, 2011 The Wall Street Journal
GOOD Magazine follows planner James Rojas as he engages a community in the act of planning in his own particular fashion, using everyday objects and building blocks.
Aug 17, 2009 GOOD Magazine
Chinese designers are flocking to Prato, Italy and forging a new sort of Chinatown that look more like modern-day China.
Jan 5, 2009 Chicago Tribune <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090102-italy-china>
Jane Jacobs once said, "Songs and cities are the best things
about us. Songs and cities are so indispensable."
For a long time I thought Mother Jacobs was speaking, as
only she could, about two separate, but vital human necessities. Yet after
another weekend exploring New York Opinion
Oct 13, 2008 By
New York's Chinatown has been impenetrable to non-Chinese entrepreneurs for a century, but new glitzy bars and restaurants are beginning to push through. In a neighborhood that has suffered since 9/11, locals debate the merits of outsider investment.
Sep 18, 2008 Time Out NY
A Chinese architecture team has proposed a futuristic star-shaped city of 15,000 that would visit cities around the world and change the stereotypes of Chinatowns.
Sep 15, 2008 Building