On the eve of the Super Bowl, Richard Florida attempts to answer one of the most critical debates concerning metropolitan vitality today -- which is the superior sports town: Boston or New York?
Feb 3, 2012 The Atlantic Cities
It's been more than 50 years since Boston's old West End was demolished, so why does the neighborhood still have its own newspaper, museum, and weekly gatherings?
Jan 13, 2012 The Boston Globe
An innovative tenants-rights organization in Boston combines community activism and financial backing to force banks to sell foreclosed homes back to the previous owners.
Jan 8, 2012 Shelterforce
Robert David Sullivan writes that the Main Street America department store is a holiday tradition, a grand public crossroads for celebrating the season.
Dec 12, 2011 Boston Globe
During his tenure as governor, Romney took several pro-smart growth actions, says Alec MacGillis in the New Republic.
Dec 2, 2011 The Oregonian
The Boston Public Market construction has been slow going - in fact, it's still in the blueprint stage - but officials say work will begin this summer in a site along the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the part built over the Big Dig site.
Dec 2, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
Each of the cities just north of Boston will use its federal funds however it sees fit to boost smart growth principles and local economic development.
Nov 13, 2011 The Boston Globe
In this post, John Keith suggests five methods to help Boston be more affordable to live in, including striking out the city's affordable housing program altogether.
Nov 10, 2011 CharlestownPatch
Quincy, Massachusetts is planning to clear out 50 acres of its city center and build $1.3 billion in retail shops, offices, parking garages and more, plus $300m in new infrastructure. A new financial model is making it possible.
Oct 17, 2011 Governing Magazine
Andres Sevstuk, lecturer at MIT and head of the City Form Research Group describes how the new Urban Network Analysis toolbox is "taking a much more rigorous approach to look at the work of urban design."
Oct 4, 2011 The Boston Globe