Missouri

Ken Leiser shares the results of survey finding that "Blacks are far more likely than whites to live in poverty, to be unemployed and to drop out of school in the St. Louis region."
5 days ago   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
A HUD funded project has provided the city of St. Louis with a fine-grained map of residential real estate conditions across the city. Officials are hopeful the data will better guide the distribution of precious community development dollars.
Jan 30, 2014   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Along an eight-mile corridor that runs westward from the Gateway Arch, the population has jumped 10 percent since 2000. Tim Bryant examines the ingredients that define the place "where St. Louis succeeds as a city."
Jan 28, 2014   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The B-Cycle bike share program in Kansas City is using a crowdfunding platform to generate funds for capital investments after an underwhelming attempt to generate funds for operations.
Jan 20, 2014   Next American City
Across the U.S., hundreds of streets are named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, many reflect the poverty and segregation that King fought to reverse. A non-profit is trying to transform them into sources of pride and inspiration.
Jan 20, 2014   The Washington Post
A complete streets program once thought to be on the fast track to approval has provoked strong opposition and is likely headed back to the drawing board in the Gateway City.
Jan 13, 2014   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Citizens will attempt to do what the Missouri General Assembly narrowly rejected: raise the sales tax by one percent to fund state, county and city roads as well as public transit. If enough signatures are gathered, it will be on the ballot next year
Oct 30, 2013   Kansas City Business Journal
Recognizing the potential value of its historic homes and industrial buildings, but with few plans for reuse in the immediate future, the City of St. Louis is proposing to establish a preservation fund to mothball some of its 6,000 vacant buildings.
Oct 21, 2013   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Building on a decade of phenomenal growth, downtown Kansas City is poised to add 1,500 new and renovated apartment units in time for a new streetcar to begin operating in 2015.
Oct 9, 2013   The Kansas City Star
Chicago's Fulton Market's new transit stop is attracting attention and investment in the neighborhood. Increasingly, more cities in the Midwest are embracing transportation projects as a means to revitalize downtowns and historic districts.
Sep 4, 2013   The Architect's Newspaper
Over the course of a year beginning in June 2008, a 'mysterious holding company' named Urban Assets bought 240 parcels across a five-mile swath of the north side of St. Louis. Since then, it's just let them decay.
Aug 28, 2013   St. Louis Post-Dispatch