Neighborhoods

While some contend that our communities are sculpted by an unfettered free market, there are a variety of programs and policies that underwrite the costs of poorly planned development. "A Brief History of Your Neighborhood" examines a few.
Apr 23, 2014   Community Builders
Burning Man -- the annual arts festival and self-reliance experiment -- is more than a party in the desert. Its organizers are starting a new effort to revitalize the neighborhood around their San Francisco office.
Aug 19, 2011   Fast Company
Government contracts are filling the pockets of contractors in the Washington D.C. area and helping to create some of the nation's wealthiest neighborhoods.
Aug 17, 2011   The Washington Post
Neighborhood naming is fraught with confusion, misunderstandings and downright deception. Take Los Angeles, for example.
Aug 16, 2011   The Awl
A neighborhood-based soccer league in Detroit is becoming a new community building effort in the city.
Aug 10, 2011   The Detroit Free Press
Officials in Detroit have unveiled plans to taper off public services in certain parts of town unlikely to see their populations rebound and to focus on areas likely to recover.
Jul 31, 2011   The Detroit News
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.
Jul 28, 2011   The Christian Science Monitor
The dividing lines in the cities of today are not so much about neighborhoods, but rather the relative health of those neighborhoods, according to this piece from <em>The Globe and Mail</em>.
May 19, 2011   The Globe and Mail
Retail shopping in Hong Kong is a diverse experience of density, hidden storefronts and extreme visual stimulation, as this tour of the city's shopping areas shows.
May 16, 2011   Metropolis
The recovery of New Orleans is happening in many small ways. One of them is the work of community groups to rebuild and re-inhabit damaged homes.
May 15, 2011   NRDC Switchboard
A new study looking at neighborhood satisfaction finds that people living in the suburbs are less satisfied than urban dwellers.
May 13, 2011   Men's Health