Schools

Philadelphia Inquirer Architecture Critic Inga Saffron is the latest to respond to an article in the Washington Post asking whether family-friendly cities make economic sense.
Sep 15, 2014   Philadelphia Inquirer
The amount of children under five has jumped in downtown Minneapolis, which is posing problems for the city and its school system.
Jul 20, 2011   Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
The city of Detroit is considering a plan to close nearly half of its public schools and greatly increase its class sizes.
Jan 18, 2011   The Detroit News
The City of New Orleans is about to undertake a massive reconstruction effort that will reshape and rebuild its entire school system.
Jan 18, 2011   Metropolis
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been in office for a year and a half. Some progress in the troubled city has been made, but much work remains, as is revealed in this interview.
Dec 10, 2010   The Detroit Free Press
Getting kids to walk to school has been a nationwide campaign for years. But some places say it's just not safe. Some urban forms -- like that of Laguna Beach, California -- prove it.
Oct 20, 2010   NRDC Switchboard
Two interaction design students in New York are starting a 10-week after school program that is trying to teach high school kids design skills that they can use in their communities.
Sep 27, 2010   Urban Omnibus
Green roofs are growing on the tops of schools in New York City, where small farms are being integrated into the curriculum.
May 20, 2010   The Architect's Newspaper
The school board of Chicopee, Massachusetts is concerned that a proposed smart growth district would overwhelm the school system.
Apr 14, 2010   The Republican
Revelations that a school cafeteria in Philadelphia is being used as a nightclub on the weekends has outraged locals and parents.
Apr 2, 2010   The New York Times
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says recently approved legislation that allows city school teachers to live outside Chicago borders will help to decimate the city's middle class.
Mar 29, 2010   Chicago Sun-Times