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
School officials in the UK are increasingly looking at old office buildings and other existing facilities that can be converted into school houses more affordably than building from scratch.
Dec 14, 2009 Guardian
U.S. News and World Report looks at crime rates, schools, number of children and green spaces to compile this list of the 10 Best Places to Grow Up.
Aug 23, 2009 U.S. News And World Report
A new study from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> discusses how school quality and neighborhood affordability are linked, and how both can be improved.
Aug 1, 2009 The Brookings Institution