Jonathan Lerner gives an extensive analysis of the benefits of turning failed commercial properties, or "redfields", into strategically-picked park land for revitalization purposes. Some conversion would be permanent, some just land banking.
Dec 28, 2010 Miller-McCune
Reports to Congress have suggested a terrorist attack on a minor substation could knock out the whole grid. An infrastructure expert says, "That's a bunch of hooey."
Dec 20, 2010 Miller-McCune
According to new research, immigrant homeownership is shifting from large cities like New York and Los Angeles to smaller ones like Las Vegas and Minneapolis.
Dec 8, 2010 Miller-McCune
The gas tax is becoming an increasingly outdated and unsustainable idea. This piece from <em>Miller McCune</em> looks at the prospect of replacing it with a tax based on vehicle miles traveled.
Oct 16, 2010 Miller-McCune
Trails and walking paths are commonly built in suburban areas. But their mere presence doesn't automatically mean they'll be used, according to a new study.
Oct 15, 2010 Miller-McCune
Increasing vehicle standards means decreasing gasoline usage--and tax revenues. A new report suggests that a wholesale rethinking of how we pay for transportation infrastructure may be in order.
Oct 7, 2010 Miller-McCune
As the U.S. eases itself into a national system of high speed trains, other nations seem to be decades ahead, especially Spain.
Aug 17, 2010 Miller-McCune
This feature from <em>Miller-McCune</em> looks at the debate over a dam near Stanford University, and whether it should be removed to restore the ecosystem the area once housed, or maintained to protect the ecosystem that it spawned.
Aug 5, 2010 Miller-McCune
Bamboo homes survive earthquakes and typhoons, it grows like a weed, and has twice the compression strength of concrete. Elisabeth Best reports on the wonder material and the image problem bamboo must overcome to be used more widely.
Jul 10, 2010 Miller-McCune
Public health was an early impetus for better urban planning. But over the years, it has faded into the background. This piece from <em>Miler-McCune</em> looks at how health concerns are moving their way back into mainstream planning.
Apr 29, 2010 Miller-McCune