May 19, 2011, 1pm PDT
Just as Witold Rybczynski declares New York's High Line un-copyable, St. Louis announces plans for a linear park on top of an old railroad trestle
February 27, 2011, 9am PST
St. Louis is reeling from the news that it lost 29,000 residents, or 8%, of its population since 2000. Bi-annual population estimates had led many to believe the city had finally turned a corner. Meanwhile, exurban counties posted 30+ percent growth.
February 9, 2011, 1pm PST
More details of the winning design are unveiled for the planned remodeling of the Gateway Arch Park in St. Louis, MO.
November 10, 2010, 9am PST
St. Louis' Forest Park is a model of good planning, but inner-city parks are in much worse shape and having an effect on the health of those communities, says a new study.
October 28, 2010, 2pm PDT
New designs for the surrounding park offer a chance at a brighter future for the Eero Saarinen-designed Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
October 9, 2010, 7am PDT
<em>The New Republic</em> offers a look and review of some of the nation's best new urban parks.
September 10, 2010, 7am PDT
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. Fast Co. Design takes a look at the contenders.
August 29, 2010, 9am PDT
At a time when families across the country are facing fewer choices for fun, ambitious park projects like those in St. Louis, Detroit and Houston are "bringing urban centers back to life," according to JoAnn Greco.
August 3, 2010, 6am PDT
Three cities -- St. Louis, Houston and Detroit -- have gained new urban parks that are playing big roles in reviving parts of town.
April 20, 2010, 6am PDT
This piece from <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> takes a look at three midwestern cities that have recently benefited from outside investments in their urban centers.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 17, 2010, 7am PDT
While a new analysis of census data revealed the importance of immigrants to regions and refuted commonly held beliefs, it revealed a clear preference for high-skilled immigrants which in turn is influencing federal legislation.
The New York Times - U.S.
April 15, 2010, 8am PDT
<em>Landscape Architecture</em> Magazine looks at the design behind the new downtown art park in St. Louis and calls it a "hybrid oasis" in the city.
April 7, 2010, 1pm PDT
A half-cent sales tax increase to fund transit passed handily yesterday in St. Louis County, Missouri.
March 30, 2010, 1pm PDT
This piece from <em>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch</em> looks at how the city is trying to coerce itself into the new idea- and innovation-based economy.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
March 23, 2010, 2pm PDT
The IL state senate's 51-2 passage of a bill creating the Illinois and Midwest High Speed Rail Commission on March 18 is a major step toward planning the 150+ mph train from Chicago to St. Louis.
February 3, 2010, 9am PST
Two years ago, Steve Patterson suffered a stroke. As he goes through the process of recovery, he sees some lessons for struggling cities.
December 6, 2009, 7am PST
The new Citygarden park in downtown St. Louis is seen by some locals as a sign of hope for the future of the city.
November 19, 2009, 12pm PST
St. Louis' Citygarden Sculpture Park is already being compared to NYC's High Line for its success in revitalizing a previously unused parcel of land.
October 18, 2009, 7am PDT
The city of St. Louis has been testing out a new sustainable streetscape design that calms traffic and helps absorb stormwater. The test run has been so well-received, the city is thinking about rolling out the design permanently.
The Architect's Newspaper
October 2, 2009, 5am PDT
Rumor had it that the site of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe projects remains empty because the foundations are impossible to demolish. Turns out that the problem is politics, not pilings.