Urban Land Institute president Patrick L. Phillips says his hometown of Kansas City needs to mend its car-centric infrastructure and encourage denser growth in the suburbs.
Jul 27, 2010 The Kansas City Star
A sales tax plan to fund light rail in Kansas City has failed.
Nov 5, 2008 The Kansas City Star
In metropolitan Kansas City, two sales tax initiatives on the ballot in efforts to raise money for the region's long-planned light rail system.
Oct 24, 2008 The Kansas City Star
Elvira's Cakes is a home business that outgrew the kitchen and settled into Kansas City's ailing downtown. The city is looking to small business people like Elvira to breathe new life into Kansas City's struggling districts.
Sep 27, 2008 The Kansas City Star
<p>With few local job opportunities, residents in small towns have grown accustomed to long commutes to cities. But with high gas prices making those commutes unaffordable, some economists wonder how much longer small towns can retain their populations.</p>
Jul 29, 2008 The Kansas City Star
<p>Streetcars and rail in place of bus rapid transit said to jeopardize federal funding.</p>
Jun 11, 2008 The Kansas City Star
<p>Columnist E. Thomas McClanahan reviews a new public space in Kansas City, and finds a lot to like in the urban design.</p>
May 28, 2008 The Kansas City Star
<p>Mayor Mark Funkhouser's new proposal calls for a regional transit system spanning 119 miles, though it relies on much less light rail than some transit advocates had hoped for.</p>
May 27, 2008 The Kansas City Star
<p>This editorial argues that Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser's plans for a regional light rail system are ambitious and not likely to succeed, but they are a powerful example of the froward-thinking mindset more cities need.</p>
Feb 17, 2008 The Kansas City Star
<p>This editorial from <em>The Kansas City Star</em> argues that Mayor Mark Funkhouser's plan to create a regional light rail system may be too ambitious, and efforts should be focused on building a smaller system.</p>
Feb 10, 2008 The Kansas City Star