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.
February 12, 2010, 2pm PST
Due to its pounding beat and often sexual themes, funk music has been banned from Carnival by the mayor of a small Brazilian town.
February 12, 2010, 1pm PST
As the Winter Olympics kick off in Vancouver, the city has been named the world's "most livable city".
January 26, 2010, 5am PST
The city of Baghdad is looking to revitalize its Sadr City slum through a $10 billion, 10-year redevelopment plan.
September 5, 2009, 11am PDT
English Prime Minister Gordon Brown is confident that the 2012 Summer Olympics will bring a big economic benefit to London. But with costs rising beyond expectations, some are skeptical of the PM's prediction.
September 3, 2009, 5am PDT
Rapid urbanization and dense cities with inadequate infrastructure are being cited as leading causes in the spread of dengue fever throughout Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
August 20, 2009, 9am PDT
Big metropolitan transit agencies are struggling through the recession, with many considering cutting services and raising fares, according to astudy by Transportation For America and Transportation Equity Network.
July 1, 2009, 9am PDT
States are spending the vast majority of federal stimulus money on building or repairing roads and highways, according to a new study.
June 4, 2009, 5am PDT
Back in September, we reported that the trust fund had to receive an $8 billion bailout. Reuters reports that a second bailout is required to prevent the fund from going broke by August. Sen. Boxer indicates she supports indexing the gas tax.
May 9, 2009, 11am PDT
Five out of every six major U.S. cities claims sustainability is one of its top priorities.
April 10, 2009, 11am PDT
A major retail and tourist project in Las Vegas -- what some are calling the largest project in the world -- is stumbling amid the recession. Its developers and the city are unsure of its future.
March 5, 2009, 2pm PST
With severe budget shortfalls, Philadelphia has turned to its citizens to see where the city should make cuts and what citizens are willing to pay to save.
December 20, 2008, 5am PST
With urban farms sprinkled throughout the island, Cuba is proving to be one of the world's most successful models of how to integrate agriculture into urban areas.
October 26, 2008, 9am PDT
Income inequality in U.S. cities rivals that of many African cities, which struggle with deep divides between the haves and the have-nots, according to a recent report from the United Nations.
September 2, 2008, 5am PDT
In Prague, where graffiti is rampant, an art gallery has secured outdoor wallspace throughout the city and invited graffiti artists to use it as a canvas for 12 days.
August 30, 2008, 1pm PDT
In an effort to dissuade jaywalking, police in Shanghai are planning to publish pictures and videos of jaywalkers in newspapers and local TV to shame offenders.
August 18, 2008, 8am PDT
Despite improved air quality, China says it has no plans to continue the car control measures it has enacted during the Olympics to clean the city's air.
August 14, 2008, 11am PDT
The only modern building in Rome's historic center, a Richard Meier designed museum, is considered offensive enough that it may not last in its current form.
August 11, 2008, 11am PDT
As the economy continues to struggle, many expect governments to increasingly look at privatizing roads and other infrastructure.
July 11, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Chicago's Loop is becoming a hot neighborhood.</p>