Rome has instituted a new tax on tourists aimed at building a fund to restore its crumbling infrastructure. But some worry it will drive tourists away.
Jan 18, 2011 Der Spiegel
As chain stores move into a Brooklyn neighborhood, some locals worry about the loss of local character and small businesses.
Nov 13, 2010 The New York Times
Mary Newsom reviews a new book on New York City by Roberta Brandez Gratz, and finds lessons that cross borders even into her very different city of Charlotte.
Sep 20, 2010 The Charlotte Observer
Officials are planning to install a second major separated bike lane in downtown Vancouver. Local business owners are trying to stop them.
Aug 13, 2010 The Vancouver Sun
A new street greening project in North Portland that seeks to reduce stormwater runoff is fueling a debate between the area's young, eco-conscious businesses owners and older owners who are worried about interruption from the project.
Sep 4, 2009 The Oregonian