February 11, 2013, 6am PST
Offering a list of policy innovations in several emerging mega-cities, URB.im managing editor Josephine d’Allant argues for empowerment over charity in the battle to improve conditions for the urban poor.
December 19, 2012, 9am PST
Charles A. Birnbaum marks the milestones that have contributed to landscape architecture's growing stature over the past year.
October 2, 2012, 7am PDT
Some cities are fighting back against the mortgage crisis, using eminent domain to seize and write down troubled mortgages, keeping homeowners in their homes and keeping local economies afloat, writes Peter S. Goodman.
September 7, 2012, 9am PDT
Blogging on HuffPo, Greg LeRoy, director of Good Jobs First, makes the case that transit, transit oriented development and smart growth are key factors in job growth.
June 22, 2012, 6am PDT
As cities across America seek to replicate New York's celebrated new park, Charles A. Birnbaum distills the secrets behind the High Line's success.
May 24, 2012, 7am PDT
Ben Hecht offers his insights on what civic leaders should do to capitalize on big data and how efforts in Chicago are turning these ideas into reality.
April 27, 2012, 5am PDT
Joanna Zelman reports on the good news and bad news contained in the American Lung Association's just released study, "State of the Air 2012." If you live in California, you may not want to read on.
February 10, 2012, 7am PST
Matt Sledge profiles the work of a landscape architect who has designed an attractive and innovative system for keeping contaminants out of one of New York's most polluted waterways.
February 4, 2012, 5am PST
As urban parks across the country are being created and refurbished thanks in large part to private philanthropy (e.g. the High Line and Millennium Park), Charles Birnbaum asks who will come to the rescue of Boston's famed Emerald Necklace.
January 15, 2012, 11am PST
David Schalliol's photographs of abandoned places around the country are intended to be testaments to various social forces that have broken down urban places in recent years. But, he says, they are optimistic as well.
November 16, 2011, 10am PST
Huffington Post Canada has posted a series of satellite images featuring massive and unexplained structures and networks in the Kumtag Desert region of China.
October 31, 2011, 10am PDT
Do you want your transportation dollars spent on the National Corvette Museum, turtle tunnels, giant roadside coffee pots, restoration of Battleship Texas? These are some of the "tall tales" being spun by Republicans about the transportation bill.
October 25, 2011, 10am PDT
As the campaign to replace the late (and city-boosting) Jack Layton as the leader of the New Democratic Party heats up, contender Paul Dewar has announced his intention to lead with a multi-pronged urban strategy.
October 10, 2011, 2pm PDT
Chicago's flat topography makes it ideal for bike riding. Now Rahm Emanuel and Gabe Klein's new public policies aim to grow their use. The city consistently scores as highly in bike-friendly rankings as New York, Austin, or Denver.
September 29, 2011, 5am PDT
If cities are like ailing bodies, then building modernization is the key to their future health. It's time planners looked at buildings as ecological and economical assets, according to Gordon Gill.
August 23, 2011, 5am PDT
The transformation of Architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker's 9/11 memorial "Reflecting Absence" from vacant space to completion is revealed in this dramatic time lapse film [VIDEO].
June 9, 2011, 6am PDT
Last night Apple CEO Steve Jobs pitched plans for a new campus development to the Cupertino city council.
April 13, 2011, 5am PDT
New report out of Dartmouth College says America needs to build, to boost recovery and improve global competitiveness.
April 6, 2011, 6am PDT
As a part of its "Communities in Crisis" feature, the Huffington Post looks at how budget cuts are eroding Milwaukee County's public transit service, to the detriment of transit-dependent employees -- and its economy.
March 3, 2011, 12pm PST
The foreclosure crisis and economic meltdown have left many American cities struggling to cope with thousands of properties being abandoned -- not just by owners, but by lenders as well.