April 5, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>The town of Blue Springs, Missouri, has turned to a form-based code to help revitalize its downtown and improve predictability for residents and developers alike.</p>
March 29, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>In Kansas City, Missouri, voters just elected their former city auditor as their new mayor. One of the unlikely campaign issues: the use of tax increment financing for developers.</p>
March 26, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Plans for a light rail system in Kansas City may move forward only by sacrificing the city's bus system. Federal funding currently supporting the buses would have to be diverted to the proposed light rail system, adversely affecting bus service.</p>
December 30, 2006, 5am PST
<p>FBI statistics that identify Kansas City as having the most violent crime in the nation fortify results from a recent survey of residents who are more concerned about crime than residents of the reigning "most dangerous city in America", St. Louis.</p>
December 12, 2006, 10am PST
<p>The Kansas City Star newspaper created an extensive methodology to do a report card on city neighborhood trends and then rank the best neighborhoods within Kansas City, Missouri.</p>
November 30, 2006, 11am PST
<p>This month Kansas City, Missouri, voters approved a petition-initiated light rail plan that specified the use of wireless technology. Will the city be the first in the U.S. to use it?</p>
November 9, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>Kansas City voters approved a light rail plan that was opposed by the regional transit agency -- who called it a fantasy and ungrounded in reality.</p>
November 7, 2006, 9am PST
<p>With an urban renaissance already underway, local designers are pushing the city to recognize the importance of good architecture and urban design.</p>
July 23, 2006, 1pm PDT
To counter the growing backlash against suburbia from urban dwellers and environmentalists, one Kansas museum wants to establish a center dedicated to the study of the 'burbs.
November 29, 2005, 2pm PST
The Kansas City Star newspaper used nearly two-dozen quality-of-life indicators to rate and rank some 40 suburbs around Kansas City.
August 28, 2005, 7am PDT
The struggling Mission Center Mall has been sold to a New York based developer with plans to overhaul it into a dense mixed-use development.
June 15, 2005, 10am PDT
Retail Construction Magazine ranks RED Development as the second largest retail constructor.
May 3, 2005, 12pm PDT
A master plan for the St. Louis riverfront will begin shortly to improve connections with the Mississippi River and downtown St. Louis.
October 4, 2004, 2pm PDT
How an obscure government agency and the man who leads it implement the Bush administration's environmental policies.
September 29, 2004, 11am PDT
Does city staff need to 'dumb down' decision making if private negotiations are opened to the public?
September 29, 2004, 6am PDT
According to a new report, protecting the environment creates jobs.
September 13, 2004, 6am PDT
Ceramic heads guard the roofline of an historic apartment building off of Kansas City's Country Club Plaza shopping district, but the city's Landmarks Commission now says the heavy heads must come down.
August 27, 2004, 10am PDT
The City Council of Mission, KS, unanimously passed zoning ordinance amendments which include more stringent controls on any potential big-box development within its downtown corridor.
August 22, 2004, 5am PDT
Regulations recommended by Mission planners Monday may discourage plans to turn the Mission Center Mall into a Wal-Mart Supercenter.
August 18, 2004, 11am PDT
Great cities do not necessarily have impressive skylines, but 'streets, plazas and parks where people gather to shop, play.'