A post on Gizmodo traces the long and evolving history of defensive fortifications and how they influenced how cities were built and how people lived.
Dec 31, 2014   Gizmodo
The U.S. war in Afghanistan is also a broad infrastructure building effort, according to military officials who talk about a rail building effort known as the Silk Road Initiative
Jan 25, 2011   Transportation Nation
Jungles blasted clear during the Vietnam war four decades ago are now at the center of a debate in the country about how forests should be recovered.
Dec 1, 2010   Yale Environment 360
Basra and Mosul are Iraq's second- and third-largest cities. In this post, Iraqi journalists talk about the two cities, their evolving public realms and the security issues they face.
Jan 16, 2010   The New York Times
Half a year after the area erupted in violence, the South Ossetia region of Georgia is struggling to rebuild.
Mar 10, 2009   International Herald Tribune
<p>Citing the great burden America's cities are bearing due to the war in Iraq, a coalition of Mayors allied with anti-war groups tabled a resolution opposing military action against Iran at the recent Conference of Mayors.</p>
Jun 30, 2008   CommonDreams.org