What do New Orleans, Detroit, and Phoenix all have in common? Each one has confronted some of our most pressing challenges of our time and has a lesson of survival to teach us.
Jan 22, 2012 Practicing Architecture
Shrinkage -- the term long associated with rust belt cities like Detroit and Cleveland that saw their heydays 60 years ago and have been in decline since -- is now being applied to Phoenix and other fast-growing areas of the Southwest and Sun Belt.
Dec 29, 2011 National Public Radio - Morning Edition
If you can make it past rhetoric around healthcare,
abortion, collective bargaining, and immigration, the November 8th election
results tell a more cohesive and calming story about American's political Opinion
Nov 9, 2011 By
Op-ed columnist Andrew Ross notes that while some progressive cities are being lauded for sustainable, green design, most American cities struggle to achieve sustainable results that are available to all residents.
Nov 8, 2011 The New York Times
Only 7 short years ago, planners in the Phoenix/Tuscon area were envisioning a region of 10 million people. Today they're scaling back the predictions, but still have hope for a recovery.
Oct 25, 2011 The Arizona Daily Star
A new public park in downtown Phoenix is both a venue for artists and performers and a public space that calls to mind a small neighborhood park, according to this piece from <em>Next American City</em>.
Jul 21, 2011 Next American City
The ancient irrigation networks lying below Phoenix could offer a solution to the sprawling desert city's water problems.
Mar 13, 2011 Archaeology
Physicist Geoffrey West of the Santa Fe Institute applied his talents to unraveling urban issues like population growth in a similar vein that he did earlier with biology. He found answers that explain how all cities work if enough data is supplied.
Dec 20, 2010 The New York Times - Magazine
"With cities worldwide busy repurposing their industrial districts and docklands as upmarket housing and waterfront retail centres, the suburbs need to find a new competitive edge," writes Sarah Murray.
Sep 12, 2010 Financial Times
It seems inconceivable - building new homes next to new, vacant homes, but with depressed prices for land and labor a new market for home-buyers who missed out on foreclosure sales has developed in states hit worst by the housing crisis.
May 17, 2010 The New York Times - Business Day