September 23, 2002, 10am PDT
The Kansas City Star features a special five-part series, "Saving downtown: Why reviving the city center matters even in the suburbs."
August 10, 2002, 7am PDT
The city of Charlotte is just one of the cities working to undo the damage from urban renewal projects of the 1960s and 70s.
July 9, 2002, 12pm PDT
A report by the General Accounting Office says oil firms haven't earmarked as much a $6 billion in future cleanup costs as a result of drilling near the drilling in the nearby Arctic National Wildlife Refuge park.
June 20, 2002, 12pm PDT
Court orders temporary halt to New Urbanism-influenced development in Kansas City, North, due to environmental concerns.
May 28, 2002, 11am PDT
Seven acres may be including "footprints" of the towers may become a memorial site.
April 25, 2002, 10am PDT
Some developers don't think there is a market for New Urbanism-inspired development in the Midwest.
April 19, 2002, 10am PDT
Corporate farming and urban sprawl threaten the Kansas River.
April 19, 2002, 6am PDT
Mid-America Regional Council will develop a 10-year plan to improve mass transit in the region.
April 10, 2002, 1pm PDT
Missourians for Rail Passenger Service, a volunteer group, is petitioning for a fuel tax to fund passenger rail in Missouri.
February 5, 2002, 8am PST
Curtis Johnson and Neal Peirce offer three strategies to guide the development of the Kansas City region.
August 16, 2001, 9am PDT
Lofts, trails and other improvements will tie downtown together.
August 10, 2001, 8am PDT
Should the Northland, Kansas City, MO north of the Missouri River, be left out of light-rail planning?
August 10, 2001, 5am PDT
Will light-rail be on the ballot again in Kansas City?
August 2, 2001, 5am PDT
Large parking lots and parking garages can destroy the health of urban areas. This is just one of the issues that a light rail system can address in Kansas City.
August 1, 2001, 8am PDT
Charles B. Wheeler writes about the benefits that a light rail system will bring to Kansas City and encourages residents to take a "bold action."
July 30, 2001, 8am PDT
Greg Allen argues that Kansas City's light rail plan, influenced by "trendy" ideas such as "Smart Growth" and "New Urbanism" won't work.
July 14, 2001, 9am PDT
An overview of the controversy over the construction of a World War II memorial in Washington D.C.
May 25, 2001, 6am PDT
Dan Dressman provides an overview of the New Urbanism movement and discusses its strengths and weaknesses.
April 18, 2001, 9am PDT
Recently named one of the Civil War's 25 most endangered battlefields, Newtonia, Mo is facing the development pressures of more housing and wider roads. Local efforts are underway to preserve the area.
April 9, 2001, 9am PDT
Several ongoing developments aim to make Kansas City more livable by revitalizing the city with open space strategies, pedestrian-friendly streetscapes, and a new land-use plan for downtown.