August 6, 2010, 5am PDT
An environmental impact study will be launched to look at a possible 9.3-mile light rail line in Detroit. <em>Time</em>'s blog questions whether it's really such a smart move to build the line.
May 12, 2010, 5am PDT
Paris plans to eventually phase out automobiles in the city center in order to create a pedestrian friendly riverbank.
April 26, 2010, 10am PDT
This TIME article looks at possible federal approaches to assist Detroit, from new alternative energy factories to urban agriculture initiatives.
March 19, 2010, 9am PDT
Urban planning expert Toni Griffin has been recruited to help Detroit downsize and recover -- thanks to an infusion of money from a private philanthropic foundation.
February 22, 2010, 1pm PST
Construction unions are reporting that 30% of their members are still unemployed or between jobs. Public projects are raising hopes, but as one carpenter's union spokesperson puts it, "The private sector is dead."
February 17, 2010, 10am PST
With its ambitious and extravagant plans, Dubai has fallen hard amid the economic bust. Nearby Qatar, on the other hand, is poised to weather the economic storm a little better.
February 1, 2010, 9am PST
TIME Magazine gives an overview of possibility of high-speed rail in the country, and sees Florida as the perfect place to start.
October 28, 2009, 7am PDT
With closed borders and a military lockdown on all imports and exports, the Palestinians of Gaza rely on a network of smuggling tunnels to obtain goods.
October 12, 2009, 11am PDT
A TIME reporter attempts to pay a visit to The World, the collection of manmade islands off the coast of Dubai that has gone from dream to disappointment in the economic crisis.
September 29, 2009, 10am PDT
As the International Olympic Committee prepares to announced the host of the 2016 Summer Olympics this week, South Americans are hoping it's finally their time. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of four finalists, but some say the city isn't ready.
August 11, 2009, 8am PDT
The housing crisis may be coming to an end, according to some nationwide indexes. And though prices are likely to continue to fall for about a year, some homebuilders are un-pausing their projects and moving forward.
June 16, 2009, 6am PDT
Tysons Corner is hoping to go from a 9-to-5 work farm to a 24-hour city.
May 28, 2009, 11am PDT
Time Magazine looks at the problem of 'food deserts' in America- usually low-income communities that groceries have spurned, leaving only fast food and bodegas to fill the bill.
April 7, 2009, 10am PDT
As Time Magazine observes, Detroit is the icon of the failing American city, but 'vast swaths of it don't look like a city at all.' Some say 'missing teeth' of Detroit make it a prime candidate to infill appropriately, and 'right-size'.
March 27, 2009, 5am PDT
The ecological impact of solar power plants is fueling a huge debate in the small rural town of Carissa Plains in California's coastal San Luis Obispo County, where the world's largest solar plants are being planned.
March 15, 2009, 1pm PDT
In a recent feature in Time Magazine called 'Ten Ideas Changing the World Right Now,' no. 2 on the list is 'Recycling the Suburbs.'
March 6, 2009, 7am PST
About one out of every five homes in America is worth less than what is still owed on its mortgage. The highest rates of negative equity are in Nevada, Michigan, Arizona, Florida and California.
March 2, 2009, 9am PST
The housing market has bombed, bringing prices and values to devastating lows. But despite lower prices, affordable housing is still in too short of supply, according to this piece from <em>Time</em>.
February 25, 2009, 5am PST
New green building projects aimed at low-income residents are popping up across the country, and federal stimulus money is helping.
December 31, 2008, 10am PST
This brief profile in <em>Time</em> offers a look at newly-appointed Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, in his own words and in the words of others.