March 31, 2006, 6am PST
In Indiana, selling a 157-mile toll road to Spanish and Australian investors joins the growing trend of selling pieces of underfunded U.S. infrastructure to foreigners.
March 6, 2006, 8am PST
Tesco, the world's fifth-largest retailer, is coming to California -- and with its 546 Tesco Express stores in the UK taking up as much land as just six Wal-Mart supercenters, it could bring a new model of retail land use with it.
November 24, 2005, 5am PST
What would it feel like to commute outside of a two-ton steel cocoon in Los Angeles, on a man-powered vehicle? Turns out, it's rather blissful.
November 8, 2005, 10am PST
Witold Rybczynski reviews Robert Bruegmann's new book, Sprawl: A Compact History.
October 13, 2005, 8am PDT
A photo essay visits megachurches and uncovers surprising trends in modern church architecture.
October 3, 2005, 9am PDT
Austan Goolsbee explains why a short-term increase in fuel prices is unlikely to change Americans' driving habits.
September 8, 2005, 2pm PDT
Jack Schafer argues that Katrina may amount to "creative destruction," and that "[o]nly a sadist would insist on resurrecting this concentration of poverty, crime, and deplorable schools."
August 2, 2005, 2pm PDT
This rising starchitect is a "quintessential urbanist."
August 1, 2005, 8am PDT
Maybe zoning laws are causing the real-estate bubble.
June 23, 2005, 8am PDT
While plans to rebuild at Ground Zero go through yet another revision of security measures, one commentator asks when is enough too much?
May 17, 2005, 2pm PDT
How does Chicago's new Millenium Park compare with the great urban parks of the 19th and 20th centuries?
April 7, 2005, 8am PDT
Q: When is a street not really a street? A: When it's a lifestyle center.
April 6, 2005, 12pm PDT
A huge model of Shanghai in the city's "urban planning hall" reproduces the massive building boom on a micro scale.
March 4, 2005, 10am PST
A century after Frederick Law Olmsted, landscape architects are resuming their role in giving shape to cities.
March 2, 2005, 5am PST
Slate offers a blow-by-blow account of the oral arguments and props offered in Kelo v. New London, the eminent domain case heard by the Supreme Court.
March 1, 2005, 8am PST
Suburban single-family homes don industrial chicness inspired by the urban loft but delivered with the trappings of suburbia.
February 10, 2005, 11am PST
Slate's architecture critic looks at Celebration -- Disney's controversial town -- as it celebrates it's 10-year anniversary.
August 13, 2004, 8am PDT
Daniel Gross compares retail giants Costco and Wal-mart with John Kerry and George W. Bush.
August 5, 2004, 8am PDT
The Golden State has outlawed big SUVs on many of its roads but doesn't seem to know it.
July 14, 2004, 9am PDT
The newly-published Phaidon Atlas reviews 1,052 buildings, includes 7,000 images, and weighs in at 824 pages.