It's an article of faith among many that GM, Firestone, and Standard Oil destroyed the streetcar networks of the early 20th century. Stephen Smith suggests that Progressive Era and New Deal planners and politicians should shoulder more of the blame.
Sep 23, 2010 Market Urbanism
Buildings and homes built as a product of the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s are being torn down at a rate that some find unsettling.
Feb 11, 2009 International Herald Tribune
President-Elect Barack Obama is seen by many urbanists as a great opportunity for improving the built environment of the U.S. Anthony Flint sees big plans brewing but wonders how they'll be funded and if Obama will be able to handle them all.
Nov 17, 2008 Citiwire
Many are arguing for a new "New Deal" under President-Elect Obama. Economist Paul Krugman says there are many lessons -- good and bad -- Obama should learn from the first "New Deal" before taking the plunge.
Nov 12, 2008 The New York Times
<p>As part of a series of articles in <em>The Nation</em> on a New "New Deal", Bill McKibben argues that we need a huge investment of labor and money into green initiatives.</p>
Mar 25, 2008 The Nation