The Next American City

December 19, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Architect Teddy Cruz takes a drive through the convoluted and complex city of Tijuana in this article from <em>The Next American City</em>.</p>
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July 8, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>In this new column, award-winning journalist and author Roberta Brandes Gratz reports on urban development crises around the country and the opportunities they present for positive action.</p>
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July 5, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>National ridership figures may be down, but grassroots collectives are thriving.</p>
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April 12, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>As the Not On My Beach crowd speaks out against wind farms, a certain level of hypocrisy emerges and shows the way for NIMBYs everywhere.</p>
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April 10, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>As the U.S. Green Building Council responds to critics and prepares its green rating system for massive changes, some say we must ask what more should be done to improve the process.</p>
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April 2, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Mike Sabel takes an in-depth look at the future of Las Vegas, its enormous growth, and what happens when the water runs out.</p>
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January 4, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Covering the cleanup efforts after Hurricane Katrina, Robert Bullard examines why the government neglects the problems of the poor, and in fact, makes them worse.</p>
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November 16, 2006, 5am PST
<p>In Baltimore, gentrification seems to be taking its toll on the red-light district known as "the Block."</p>
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November 14, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Bethlehem, PA pins its hopes on Pennsylvania's new slots laws. Jeff Pooley explores whether this is really the best hope for revitalization of the dying steel town.</p>
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November 2, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Doug Giuliano recounts his adventures in the FEMA wonderland after heading to the Gulf Coast to help with hurricane recovery. What started as noble intentions ended mired in the muck of bureaucracy.</p>
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October 31, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>In a city known for the slogan "Keep Austin Weird," there rages a battle about historic preservation and gentrification, pitting neighbor against neighbor. Jeffrey Chusid shows us how one city tries to maintain its identity in the face of challenge.</p>
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October 19, 2006, 10am PDT
<p>As Asia ascends, we can learn a lot from how they preserve their past and celebrate the historic urban form.</p>
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August 15, 2006, 6am PDT
Daniel Brooks writes about creative types struggle in our post-industrial cities and how the old paradigm of the "art scene" no longer holds sway.
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August 10, 2006, 5am PDT
Philadelphia is set to become the largest city in the nation with casinos, but boosters worry that the gaming venues won't fit with the city's recent revitalization.
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August 7, 2006, 12pm PDT
With the suburban lifestyle clearing entrenched in the American mainstream, planners should stop criticizing suburban living and help address the environmental and societal problems that face the nation's low-density communities.
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August 7, 2006, 9am PDT
As television uses more and more suburban settings, viewers should ask how closely do the on-screen places resemble reality.
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July 14, 2006, 8am PDT
Trains have played a large role in shaping America's past, and will have a big impact on her future as rail transit continues to change the way we think about urban growth.
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July 13, 2006, 9am PDT
In the begining there was the duty-free shop. These days, though, airports contain a multitude of shopping, dining, and entertainment options, essentially doubling as a suburban mall.
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July 12, 2006, 12pm PDT
Sacramento's MPO thinks it's time to re-establish the old link between public health and city planning. But is smart growth really healthier? And whose responsibility is it to build healthy cities anyways?
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June 8, 2006, 11am PDT
From the Inuit to the City of Portland, a chorus of local entities are fed up with the lack of environmental initiatives and standards set at the national level, especially as pertaining to transportation-caused pollution, and many have begun to sue.
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