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.
Nov 7, 2011 Witold Rybczynski's blog
The "Borscht Belt", a once-thriving vacation getaway in upstate New York, has entered a serious decline. Legalizing gambling in the region is being discussed as a cure-all to revitalize the Catskills, but Citiography thinks its too late.
Sep 1, 2011 Citiography
Two separate developments are planning to bring supertall "observation wheels" to Las Vegas in an effort to bring tourists to the city as it struggles through the recession.
Aug 30, 2011 MSNBC
The city of Venice, Italy, is a complex, historic, watery, tourist-filled place. This video explains how the city works.
Apr 8, 2011 Open Culture
As a Berlin neighborhood gains favor among foreign tourists, locals are fighting to preserve their community's charm and identity.
Mar 12, 2011 Der Spiegel
As floods increase and the tourist-focus of the city pervades, Venice, Italy is losing much of its charm -- and its native population.
Mar 3, 2011 Der Spiegel
A new Independence Mall stands in the historic heart of Philadelphia, a decade after the old mall's demolition. According to <em>The Inquirer's</em> Inga Saffron, the new space has been a major boon for tourists but has alienated many city residents.
Dec 27, 2010 The Philadelphia Inquirer
An entrepreneur in a declining industrial city takes visitors on an 'Urban Safari.'
Dec 17, 2010 The Wall Street Journal
Having brought the Staples Center, L.A. Live, and a convention center hotel complex to the South Park neighborhood in Downtown Los Angeles, Tim Leiweke, is now pitching an NFL stadium that will double as an addendum to the convention center.
Dec 5, 2010 The Planning Report
Officials in Cambodia are hoping to capitalize on tourists' interest in the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge regime with a proposed theme park.
Nov 3, 2010 The Atlantic