Phoenix

Phoenix's new complete streets ordinance, approved on an 8-1 vote, is a first step toward changing the city's reputation for car-centric planning.
Jul 6, 2014   AZ Central
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
Changing demographics and transit demands in the Phoenix area are causing transit planners to rethink where the region's light rail system should expand.
Apr 20, 2010   The Arizona Republic
The Feds have $1.5 billion to help homeowners at risk of losing homes to foreclosure. Deciding just which homeowners to help is no easy task. This article looks at the decision-making process in Arizona, one of the five states receiving federal aid.
Mar 24, 2010   The New York Times - Business
Allison Arieff takes a look at some of the ways GIS and other data-visualization technologies can help to address urban problems.
Feb 4, 2010   NYTimes: Opinionator Blog