Kentucky

Feature
January 9, 2012, 11am PST

Foreclosures continue to decimate communities around the nation, with black neighborhoods being the hardest hit.

John I. Gilderbloom
June 14, 2011, 2pm PDT
A grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has Louisville thinking differently. "...it's not just about smart growth, it’s not just about transportation, it's not just about parks or better nutrition, it’s about all of those things and more."
The New York Times
March 11, 2011, 8am PST
Governmental support for plans for a religious theme park in Kentucky featuring a replica of Noah's Ark have spurred protests.
NPR
March 1, 2011, 12pm PST
In a major blow to Preservationists, the city of Louisville has granted the demolition of a portion of the historic Whiskey Row.
The Achitect's Newspaper
November 27, 2010, 11am PST
The Atlantic's James Fallows and Alexis Madrigal fly over Virginia & Kentucky to see first hand how mining effects the land, both in the U.S. and more importantly in China, where they're developing greener techniques for mining.
The Atlantic Magazine
August 17, 2009, 6am PDT
In Louisville, Kentucky, urban planning professor John Gilderbloom decries the lack of regulations on homeless shelters in the area.
Courier-Journal
November 5, 2008, 6am PST
Quirky, artistic bike racks are cropping up in cities around the country--a trend that benefits more than just cyclists.
USA Today
August 29, 2008, 7am PDT
In 2006, the city of Louisville set up a wall where graffiti artists were allowed to paint. But when the art started offending neighbors and officials, the wall was shut down. This article wonders if there's room for more public art in Louisville.
The Louisville Eccentric Observer
June 25, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Kentucky and Tennessee residents who were evicted in the 1960s to make way for a nature preserve are fighting to make sure their history is accurately represented in historical markers and visitor centers at the site.</p>
Knoxville News Sentinel
December 12, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Jerry Abramson, mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, has announced plans to invest $100,000 in creating a pedestrian plan for his city.</p>
Louisville Courier-Journal
September 14, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The rural communities of Kentucky are wiring up, and a statewide effort to convince rural residents of the benefits of internet access expects nearly 98% of the state to have internet access by the end of the year.</p>
The Economist
June 22, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Once-blighted areas of downtown Louisville, Kentucky, have seen huge increases in development and property values recently -- a trend many attribute to public initiatives that encourage private investors. But other factors are also causing the boom.</p>
The Courier-Journal
March 9, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Officials in Louisville, Kentucky, are considering joining the 22 other cities across the country that have adopted a 'complete' streets policy to ensure roads aren't built solely for cars.</p>
Louisville Courier-Journal
January 24, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Planning officials in Fayette County, Kentucky, have approved a plan that will not expand its boundary of growth. The planning commission also unanimously rejected the establishment of an 'urban reserve', in case minds changed about expansion.</p>
Lexington Herald-Leader
October 30, 2006, 5am PST
<p>Halting the environmentally destructive mountain-top removal of coal mining in Appalachia has long been a goal for environmentalists. Now members of the Mennonite and other Christian denominations have joined the movement.</p>
The New York Times
September 8, 2006, 7am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act when pollution from one state affects a neighboring state. In the absence Of federal involvement, states have started to sue each other.
The Washington Post
June 26, 2006, 6am PDT
Kentucky, a state slow to adapt the concepts of New Urbanism, eyes several developments that are walkable and pedestrian friendly.
The Courier-Journal
February 13, 2006, 7am PST
Coal mining in the heart of America's ancient ecosystem is destroying Eastern Kentucky's natural beauty.
International Herald Tribune
February 8, 2006, 2pm PST
Planners and transit advocates consider rail to alleviate traffic congestion and promote development in Greater Cincinnati.
The Cincinnati Post
June 15, 2005, 12pm PDT
The Louisville Botanica gardening group is betting that if they build a botanical garden, tourists will come.
The Courier-Journal