With great fanfare, St. Louis put out an RFP last year to study the conversion of a portion of the elevated I-70 highway separating downtown St. Louis from its historic riverfront into a boulevard. That study has been scrapped for vague reasons.
Jun 26, 2013 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
John Eligon examines the private student housing building boom, and asks whether we are spoiling college students with luxurious off-campus amenities to the detriment of academic and social environments.
Jun 19, 2013 The New York Times
House Republicans object to further funding of the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program - largely due to California's expectation to receive $42 billion in federal funding - yet less ambitious projects have shown much promise.
May 8, 2013 Governing Magazine
A successful tax credit that boosts development and preservation in St. Louis's historic urban core is under legislative attack in Missouri.
Mar 30, 2013 Next City
A new study analyzing the amenities in 165 parks in the four-county Kansas City metro region found that low-income neighborhoods suffer from a lack of play spaces, despite having more parks per capita, reports Emily Badger.
Mar 25, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
It's not the grand slam that the Cardinals and their developer partner were hoping for, but news that the first piece of the $650 million Ballpark Village development project has started construction was welcomed in St. Louis.
Feb 28, 2013 The Wall Street Journal
Millions of dollars donated by the United Arab Emirates are being used to fund the rebuilding of Joplin, Mo., which was devastated by a tornado in 2011. The handouts represent a "remarkable shift in global economic power."
Feb 19, 2013 The Washington Post
Two articles from non-profit organizations - a think tank and an advocacy group, seemingly arrive at the same conclusion: the future of the state gas tax is grim due to lack of political will to raise it. However, some states are bucking the trend.
Feb 6, 2013 Stateline
Our friends at Streetsblog are hunting for the worst intersection in America. Help them decide from among a host of qualified entries.
Feb 1, 2013 DC.Streetsblog
Funding for a $100 million two-mile downtown streetcar system has been approved by voters in Kansas City, according to results announced this week.
Dec 15, 2012 Kansas City Star