Next American City

August 22, 2012, 9am PDT
It has long been assumed by politicians, and others, that homeowners are more likely to invest in contributing to the well-being of their neighborhoods than renters. A new report seems to support those assumptions.
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July 21, 2012, 5am PDT
As Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) gains popularity, Annie Weinstock describes new standards for BRT, taking a lesson from some failing systems.
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July 15, 2012, 7am PDT
America's fundamental levels of governance are changing, writes Anna Clark in Next American City, who uses examples from Detroit and Cleveland to ascertain what the stakes are when cities cede public sector work to third parties.
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July 13, 2012, 8am PDT
Milton Lindsay examines America's efforts to build a national system of high-speed trains and finds mixed results in the nation's eleven intended corridors.
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July 10, 2012, 9am PDT
Leda Marritz notes that renderings of proposed landscape improvement projects often feature beautiful mature trees intended to spruce up streetscapes. But the associated plans regularly overlook a crucial element: room for the trees to grow.
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July 10, 2012, 5am PDT
A new bill proposing major cuts to the EPA could rob cities across the country of a specialized set of programs created to boost economic well-being.
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July 5, 2012, 10am PDT
Matt Bevilacqua talks shop with Emily Talen, whose new book explores the way land use regulation has shaped American cities and how it's all about to change.
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July 5, 2012, 7am PDT
Neighborhood Improvement Districts in Philadelphia are facing challenges from a skeptical public for the first time since their introduction over 20 years ago, Alex Vuocolo reports.
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June 27, 2012, 2pm PDT
Yonah Freemark investigates France's new love affair with the tram, which is spreading like wildfire in cities across the country, supplanting major bus routes and giving transit ridership a healthy boost in the process.
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June 24, 2012, 7am PDT
A young artist in New Orleans launches a social experiment on the built environment, turning the walls of the city's buildings into a public forum.
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June 13, 2012, 11am PDT
Matt Bevilacqua looks at the real story behind headlines making news this week regarding the "fastest-gentrifying neighborhoods in the United States."
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June 11, 2012, 5am PDT
Raillan Brooks examines a new report from MIT, which shows that Latin America has a higher percentage of cities planning for climate change than other sections of the globe.
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June 6, 2012, 12pm PDT
A free platform that promises to "bring citizen feedback into the digital age" is being employed to help shape Philadelphia's comprehensive plan, reports Matt Bevilacqua.
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June 6, 2012, 7am PDT
Diana Lind argues that transportation regulations needlessly stifle competition that could "benefit our intertwined problems of high prices, congestion and slow service."
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May 26, 2012, 9am PDT
Looking for a long read this long weekend? Check out Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley's article on the keys to creating collaborative metropolitan areas that can successfully compete in the global economy.
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May 23, 2012, 5am PDT
Bridget Moriarity profiles a public-private partnership that is working to bring increased density and walkability deep in the heart of Texas.
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May 22, 2012, 6am PDT
Matt Bevilacqua pens a response to a recent opinion piece by author Shalom Auslander in the <em>New York Observer</em> that decries the big city for turning people into "blithering narcissists."
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May 16, 2012, 5am PDT
Josh Stephens muses on the modern state of an erstwhile global capital that has kept its aesthetic charms, but lost its <em>anima</em>.
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May 6, 2012, 9am PDT
Josh Stephens describes the fierce battle raging between Beverly Hills and Metro, the region's transportation authority, over the proposed route of the long-planned westward subway extension.
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May 4, 2012, 5am PDT
Matt Bevilacqua looks at the ways in which communities across America are attempting to shrink the "play deficit" afflicting the country's children.
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