The Economist

The Economist introduces the concept of the streetcar in America—its history and its recent revival—before laying the arguments in support of, and against, the role of streetcars in urban revival.
Aug 16, 2014   The Economist
<p>A small and distinct subculture of African Americans on the island of St. Helena on the coast of South Carolina is increasingly threatened by developers who want to bring a supermarket and golf courses to the island.</p>
Feb 6, 2008   The Economist
<p>A recent report argues that for developing countries, improving environmental health is dependent on improving economic health. But proper governing is crucial in meeting these ends.</p>
Feb 1, 2008   The Economist
<p>High-profile urban parks in Denver and Irvine, California, hint at a resurgence in the creation of outdoor spaces in America's urban areas.</p>
Jan 9, 2008   The Economist
<p>Once thriving, America's indoor shopping malls are on the decline, and many predict their death may finally come within the next few years.</p>
Jan 2, 2008   The Economist
<p>The Economist offers a fascinating review of the evolution of the suburban shopping mall into the hot new "lifestyle center." The conclusion: "It was necessary to kill the American city centre before bringing it back to life."</p>
Dec 26, 2007   The Economist
<p>With more low-income households settling outside of urban centers, planners are faced with the challenge of getting affordable housing built in traditionally upscale suburban communities where zoning has all but forbid low-cost homes.</p>
Dec 7, 2007   The Economist
<p>Two outdoor advertising firms are the operators behind the scenes in most of the world's bicycle rental programs, including a recently launched system in Paris. The two firms continue to battle for control of future systems, and advertising rights.</p>
Sep 21, 2007   The Economist
<p>Predictions that our high-tech age of connectivity and wire-free communications would drain big cities, the world's financial centers remain heavily populated and their economies are thriving.</p>
Sep 16, 2007   The Economist
<p>After a flurry of announcements regarding blanketing cities with free Internet access, the actual forecast for these wireless networks looks rather bleak.</p>
Sep 15, 2007   The Economist
<p>The rural communities of Kentucky are wiring up, and a statewide effort to convince rural residents of the benefits of internet access expects nearly 98% of the state to have internet access by the end of the year.</p>
Sep 14, 2007   The Economist