Charleston

December 29, 2015, 11am PST
There's no doubt that cities provide important leadership on countless issues—here are eight new elected mayors tasked with providing the political leadership to make it possible.
Governing
June 28, 2015, 11am PDT
In the wake of recent tragedy, cities like Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia still take pride in their architectural heritage. Debate abounds over whether modern architecture should be given freer rein.
Next City
March 21, 2015, 5am PDT
The capital of West Virginia has hired Alta Planning and Design to undertake a ten-month process to update the city's bike and trail plan.
The Charleston Gazette
February 22, 2013, 5am PST
As the cruise industry grows, being a port of call is an increasingly lucrative proposition. However, many cities are having a hard time balancing "the economic benefits of cruise ships against their cultural and environmental impact."
The New York Times
Blog post
November 9, 2011, 2pm PST
If you can make it past rhetoric around healthcare, abortion, collective bargaining, and immigration, the November 8th election results tell a more cohesive and calming story about American’s political sentiment. Despite a widespread expressed attitude of “throw the bums out,” incumbent mayors won in every big city race on the ballot yesterday: Baltimore, Charlotte, Houston, Indianapolis, and Philadelphia.
Jess Zimbabwe
November 7, 2011, 10am PST
Witold Rybczynski crams a lot of insight into a very brief blog post on the issues of "playground cities" such as New Orleans that attract tourists and are flooded with vacation homes.
Witold Rybczynski's blog
April 19, 2011, 8am PDT
Leaders in Charleston County have reversed course on a $500 million highway expansion plan, following public outcry.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
April 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
Luring business has long been a major strategy among cities to stay prosperous. This ranking lists the cities in America that are best at bringing in and harboring small businesses.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal
February 14, 2011, 5am PST
A Charleston environmental group has suggested an alternative to a proposed expansion of Interstate 526 which solves the congestion problem with refinements to local streets and costs half the price.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
October 17, 2008, 12pm PDT
As the city pulls more and more people from the suburbs back to the center, planners and developers in Charleston are warming up to the idea of infill development.
The Post and Courier
April 24, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Though more than a hundred years newer, the city of San Francisco has a lot to teach cities like Charleston about preserving their less-than-iconic historic areas.</p>
The Post and Courier
April 22, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Urban infill developments are slated to transform the vast industrial land between Charleston and North Charleston, South Carolina, known as "the Neck" area, into live-work communities that stitch the two cities together.</p>
Charleston Business Journal