Used by Condoleezza Rice and George W. Bush to define a key difference between "free" and "fear" states, historian Jeffrey Wasserstrom looks to the global public uprisings of 2011 to prove the validity of the Town Square Test.
Jan 11, 2012 Miller-McCune
In this era of computer simulations, are models like the Bay Model (a giant replica of the San Francisco Bay previously used for research on estuary hydraulics and fluid dynamics) relevant? Janice Sinclaire says yes.
Dec 5, 2011 Miller-McCune
Marc Herman writes that cities in Spain used the housing bubble as a way to finance major infrastructure projects that now, after the real estate crash, they really can't afford.
Nov 23, 2011 Miller-McCune
Jonathan Lerner reports from Fresno, where sprawling development has clashed with agriculture, the region's bread and butter. A new regional plan hopes to preserve farmland and ease tensions.
Sep 11, 2011 Miller-McCune
Henry Gifford, an energy-efficient building expert in NYC, challenges the LEED certification standards in an acrimonious lawsuit against the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Jun 16, 2011 Miller-McCune
New studies are proving that replacing already built buildings with new, energy-efficient ones is not good environmental sense.
Jun 7, 2011 Miller-McCune
California's high speed rail project has been criticized for starting its first section in the state's central valley and connecting to small towns. But this piece argues that's exactly the right way to do it.
May 26, 2011 Miller-McCune
The Tennessee town of Shelbyville has become a new center for Somalian refugees. A new documentary looks at what the influx of this group has meant to the city and its people.
May 25, 2011 Miller-McCune
Crematories produce a lot of waste heat. Is it sacrilegious to recycle that excess heat to warm a swimming pool, as is the plan in Redditch, England?
May 24, 2011 Miller-McCune
Projections of water shortages and predicted changes in the climate mean bad news for water users in the American West.
May 18, 2011 Miller-McCune