April 22, 2009, 11am PDT
America's infrastructure isn't as fragile as current media coverage has made it out to be, according to Jack Shafer.
March 23, 2009, 8am PDT
Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says that as a result of outmoded industrial and funding models, state governments are facing grave financial problems.
March 20, 2009, 6am PDT
Paul Smalera sees in the the ghost towers of Bangkok a disturbing warning for economically distressed urban developments in the United States.
March 8, 2009, 11am PDT
The stimulus package promises to create new green jobs, but are they really the economic solution they're cracked up to be? This piece from <em>Slate</em> questions the common perception.
January 10, 2009, 5am PST
In this column, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer calls on the Obama Administration to direct its stimulus package towards innovative technologies and "transformative" projects, not just the status quo roads and bridges of the past.
November 22, 2008, 5am PST
This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> looks at how to reuse abandoned big boxes.
September 10, 2008, 12pm PDT
New research can serve to explain why it is more expensive to purchase a house in the summer--and why it might be worth it.
August 7, 2008, 2pm PDT
Rob Gifford reviews Michael Meyer's new book "The Last Days of Old Beijing," and how it brings to life a rapidly vanishing element of the Chinese city: the hutong, or alleyways, which are being swiftly demolished and redeveloped.
April 30, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> looks at the elaborate plans for new cities in the United Arab Emirates, and compares them to other built-from-scratch cities in history.</p>
March 28, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>This video from <em>Slate</em> looks at the "stupidest bike lane" -- a stretch of painted bicycling road that runs for less than one block. </p>
March 1, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>In this slideshow from <em>Slate</em>, Witold Rybczynski looks at public libraries from across the country and wonders how they will and should react to the increasingly digital age.</p>
January 11, 2008, 12pm PST
<p>A slowing economy will lead to the era of the 'ghost mall', according to this article from <em>Slate</em>.</p>
December 28, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Flaws in LEED's rating system make it much too easy to get certified, which begs the question: Does LEED really succeed in making our buildings any greener?</p>
October 1, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Why many cities attempts to create city-wide wireless networks have failed....and why some cities have been successful.</p>
April 19, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> shows how a cornfield in Pennsylvania developed into a new residential community.</p>
March 2, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Slate magazine offers a photographic slideshow of the influential New Urbanist community of Seaside, Florida.</p>
August 25, 2006, 12pm PDT
What New Orleans can learn from Denver.
June 22, 2006, 7am PDT
A novelist takes on Gehry's gargantuan Atlantic Yards project, proposed for Brooklyn.
April 27, 2006, 12pm PDT
Slate publishes a series of articles on human waste, descending to the depths of London's massive and mysterious sewer system and visiting a restored 1865 sewage works, a "sewage school", and the polluted Thames.
April 4, 2006, 9am PDT
The New Urbanist design is expensive, but the concept -- similar to recovery efforts after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake -- shows great promise.