June 5, 2013, 8am PDT
Kelly Bennett writes on the connections between authentic places, abandonment, and a new wave of placemaking.
July 28, 2011, 2pm PDT
In a newly announced effort, different parts of Detroit will receive different levels of public services based on projections of whether or not they're expected to grow in the future.
The Christian Science Monitor
July 19, 2011, 9am PDT
California's San Joaquin Valley has become a hotbed of foreclosed homes. But beyond mere statistics, these homes are real places, and a new series of photographs documents them as scenes of surrender and abandonment.
July 17, 2011, 7am PDT
The wastelands of the modern world can have an almost post-apocalyptic feel. But they can also be beautiful.
April 5, 2010, 5am PDT
Justin B. Hollander at Tufts University looks at the increasing shrinkage of cities like Flint, Michigan and Youngstown, Ohio and the myriad strategies these cities are taking to shrink effectively.
March 5, 2009, 8am PST
Thousands of homes in development are being halted and thousands more vacant new homes are being foreclosed across California, leading to crime, looting and squatting.
November 26, 2008, 1pm PST
A combination of economic crises and a tax code based on square footage rather than rentals is encouraging a raft of demolitions that is leaving parts of London looking like it's been bombed again.
October 13, 2008, 2pm PDT
As foreclosures spread throughout the suburbs, subdivisions are rapidly becoming modern-day ghost towns, according to this column from <em>The Seattle Times</em>.
August 23, 2008, 9am PDT
This article from <em>Developer</em> looks at five cities that are dealing creatively with their foreclosure and abandonment problems.
July 14, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Indianapolis has a growing problem with abandoned houses. To fight the blight, they're now selling the homes online.</p>
May 27, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>This segment from <em>NPR</em> looks at the city of Cleveland and examines how foreclosures have devastated the city and many of its neighborhoods.</p>