May 15, 2011, 7am PDT
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 13, 2011, 8am PDT
A new study looking at neighborhood satisfaction finds that people living in the suburbs are less satisfied than urban dwellers.
April 2, 2011, 1pm PDT
Small neighborhood developments of cottages with low square footage known as "pocket neighborhoods" are catching on, especially with empty nesters looking to downsize.
March 29, 2011, 7am PDT
Jay Walljasper reviews Pocket Neighborhoods: Creating a Small-Scale Community in a Large-Scale World by architect Ross Chapin. Chapin says groupings of four to twelve households make the best communities.
March 10, 2011, 7am PST
Neighbors across the country are clashing over whether or not to build sidewalks in their neighborhoods.
February 12, 2011, 5am PST
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust's mission is to bring parks and gardens to underserved communities in Los Angeles, where problems of obesity are bad enough that the city recently banned new fast food operations.
January 30, 2011, 9am PST
Seattle has the political momentum behind sustainable urbanism, but it doesn't seem to have a physical neighborhood example of how sustainable urbanism can work, according to this article.
January 9, 2011, 1pm PST
China is building millions of housing units. But is the country building neighborhoods?
December 6, 2010, 10am PST
New neighborhood-level data from the walkability rating website Walk Score has broadened the view of what it means to live in a walkable city.
November 16, 2010, 8am PST
Portland wants to create a series of "20-minute neighborhoods" -- places where people can walk, within 20 minutes, to most of the places they need to go and the services they need. Some neighborhoods are already there, but others have a ways to go.
November 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
When it comes to economics, statistics, demographics, development, and our daily actions, city lines don't count for much - neighborhoods and regions are where things happen, says Kaid Benfield.
Sustainable Cities Collective
October 28, 2010, 6am PDT
<em>Forbes</em> talks with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing about reshaping the city and how those plans will and won't impact long-time residents who may be opposed to change.
October 27, 2010, 10am PDT
Portland has five "eco-district" pilot projects in the works. The first two are expected to begin implementation over the next year, and organizers are hoping they lead to more sustainability efforts throughout the city.
Sustainable Business Oregon
October 20, 2010, 6am PDT
The spatial needs of commerce and employment are shifting, and cities need to focus on bringing employment centers back to neighborhoods, argues Jay Hoekstra.
August 17, 2010, 7am PDT
A neighborhood-based soccer league has just wrapped its first season in Detroit, where communities and neighborhoods are developing closer bonds through the beautiful game.
August 1, 2010, 1pm PDT
A neighborhood in Corvallis, Oregon, is the pilot site of a neighborhood-wide "carbon challenge" in which residents try to reduce their carbon footprint.
July 22, 2010, 8am PDT
An ambitious new mixed use district is gradually opening along the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany. The project is huge in scope, expanding the city center by nearly 40%, and not expected to finish for more than a decade.
July 19, 2010, 8am PDT
Andrew Knee calls Milwaukee a "walker's paradise," saying that the city has completely changed from a decade ago into a walkable network of neighborhoods.
June 25, 2010, 8am PDT
The city of Vancouver has announced a plan to dedicate $100,000 to fund neighborhood-based food security projects.
June 20, 2010, 7am PDT
A new rule proposed by federal regulators would allow bank investments made for neighborhood stabilization efforts and donations of foreclosed properties to be count towards compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act.