The Next American City

October 16, 2010, 11am PDT
In the last ten years, more than two thirds of poverty growth has happened in suburban areas of American cities. According to Brookings', social services such as transit have failed to keep up in the face of decreasing tax revenue.
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August 15, 2008, 12pm PDT
Next American City reviews a new book called <em>Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What it Says about Us)</em> by journalist Tom Vanderbilt, which follows in the footsteps of <em>Freakonomics</em> and <em>Blink</em>.
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August 5, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Simmons Buntin tours metropolitan Denver with local planner Carolyn Dooling and finds a host of vibrant developments.</p>
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July 26, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Next American City nails NIMBYs for their vacation choices.</p>
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July 21, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Next American City reflects on the changing face of suburbia.</p>
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June 27, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at escalators -- the expensive, energy-intensive, and often under-used transportation mode.</p>
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June 19, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Urban decay blankets much of downtown Detroit. More and more people are pushing for adaptive reuse of the aging and underused buildings, but some city policies may get in the way.</p>
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June 18, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>An avalanche decimates an Alaskan city's energy infrastructure, leading residents to craft creative ways to conserve energy and lower their utility bills.</p>
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June 11, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Thanks to industrialized agriculture, there’s a wide gulf between those who produce food and those who consume it. Too many city-dwellers lack access to nutritious, non-processed foods. Dave Steel thinks that urban agriculture is the key.</p>
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May 20, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>After forty years in the statistical doldrums, what does Milwaukee make of a sudden, slight increase in population? Local expert and urban enthusiast Dave Steele reports.</p>
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May 16, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A dazzling wildflower season spells trouble for master-planned communities across the West.</p>
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May 8, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>In Nebraska, a state experiencing just a moderate level of Hispanic immigration inflow, Attorney General Jon Bruning has drawn the line on who he’ll protect from abusive housing policies and who he won’t. For him, immigrants simply aren’t worth it.</p>
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April 25, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>How does a rapidly changing news media affect big city planning? Badly, according to this post from <em>Next American City</em>.</p>
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April 3, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at the decreasing numbers of minority architects and the possible problems this shortage poses to the field and to the planning of cities.</p>
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April 1, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at the new land use ideas that are guiding development in disaster-prone areas.</p>
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March 29, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>A proposed public art piece featuring a bronze statue of the "Happy Days" character Arthur "the Fonz" Fonzarelli has many up in arms about the process creating and approving public art.</p>
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January 6, 2008, 11am PST
<p>As the population continues to drop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, many in the city are looking to the arts as a way to revive and rebuild the community.</p>
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January 3, 2008, 10am PST
<p>At the World Trade Center and Pentagon, plans are underway for elaborate memorials to the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks. But what of the non-descript field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where another hijacked flight crashed that day?</p>
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December 23, 2007, 5am PST
<p>This post from <em>The Next American City</em>'s blog looks at plans for building affordable housing in Washington D.C. and how the city is in a much better position to provide for its low income residents than many other major cities.</p>
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December 21, 2007, 5am PST
<p>The Fair Housing Act was passed by Congress in 1968, but some minorities still struggle to obtain mortgages and home loans. This article from <em>The Next American City</em> asks why.</p>
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