September 3, 2009, 10am PDT
Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Adolfo Carrion, Jr. visited Kansas City on Tuesday to visit the site of the city's new "Green Impact Zone". The inner-city Zone will be a laboratory for energy-saving techniques.
April 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
After Greensburg, Kansas was nearly flattened by a tornado in 2007, rebuilding the town has taken an environmentally conscious road.
April 17, 2009, 11am PDT
Kansas City has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a new indoor arena with the hopes of luring a pro basketball or hockey team. But a year and a half after opening, nobody's biting.
April 11, 2009, 7am PDT
How is Kansas City to make itself sustainable? This blog offers 13 strategies, one posted a day, from experts in different fields.
November 13, 2008, 11am PST
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
October 24, 2008, 7am PDT
In metropolitan Kansas City, two sales tax initiatives on the ballot in efforts to raise money for the region's long-planned light rail system.
September 27, 2008, 11am PDT
Elvira's Cakes is a home business that outgrew the kitchen and settled into Kansas City's ailing downtown. The city is looking to small business people like Elvira to breathe new life into Kansas City's struggling districts.
August 11, 2008, 1pm PDT
A recently-discovered "underground city" beneath Leavenworth, Kansas, has locals mystified as to its origin and purpose.
June 13, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The 5-4-7 Arts Center in Greensburg, Kansas gets a LEED platinum designation- evidence that the town, which was 95% destroyed by a tornado in May, 2006, is making good on its sustainable rebuilding plan.</p>
May 28, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>Columnist E. Thomas McClanahan reviews a new public space in Kansas City, and finds a lot to like in the urban design.</p>
May 27, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Mayor Mark Funkhouser's new proposal calls for a regional transit system spanning 119 miles, though it relies on much less light rail than some transit advocates had hoped for.</p>
May 18, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>In Kansas City, many tax increment financing zones are simply luring existing business to move and creating new sprawling development.</p>
May 6, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A year after a tornado destroyed the city of Greensburg, Kansas, the city and its residents are bounding back in an economically and environmentally sustainable way.</p>
April 5, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Local leaders and residents of Greensburg, Kansas -- which was devastated by a tornado last year -- are hoping to rebuild their town into a model of environmental sustainability.</p>
March 19, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Lawrence, Kansas has been named the most walkable city in Kansas, and the 38th most walkable destination in America. However, city officials are not resting on their laurels.</p>
Lawrence Journal-World & News
February 15, 2008, 5am PST
<p>Concerns over environmental abuse may block a river access plan in south central Kansas.</p>
February 10, 2008, 9am PST
<p>This editorial from <em>The Kansas City Star</em> argues that Mayor Mark Funkhouser's plan to create a regional light rail system may be too ambitious, and efforts should be focused on building a smaller system.</p>
January 6, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>The tornado-ravaged Kansas city of Greensburg has announced plans to become the first city to require that all city-owned buildings achieve the Platinum rating level of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED building standard.</p>
U.S. Green Building Council
July 31, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Even with a voter approved plan, the Kansas City metro region is only beginning to talk about light rail construction -- to its determent, argues one columnist.</p>
July 11, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>A new downtown facility will serve as a training ground for architecture students from Kansas State and the University of Kansas.</p>