August 24, 2006, 1pm PDT
Commercial wind farms are to many small towns in rural, upstate NY what the Cape Wind proposal is to Cape Cod -- highly controversial. Moratoriums play key role in developing land use regulations to quell citizen opposition.
The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY
August 19, 2006, 11am PDT
Immigration and gentrification is changing the composition of New York and its suburbs in a trend that reverses long-standing patterns of white flight from the city replaced by immigrant infill.
August 17, 2006, 12pm PDT
A blog releases a document it claims is a secret "new urban planning vision for New York City" developed by the consulting firm of Alex Garvin and Associates.
August 17, 2006, 8am PDT
A review of the book "The Tenants of East Harlem" by Russell Sharman.
August 15, 2006, 10am PDT
As environmentally-conscious renters and buyers snatch up the eco-friendly properties in Manhattan, developers are finding that building green is good for the earth and for business.
August 14, 2006, 7am PDT
Largely low-rise and industrial, Manhattan's once gritty but now chic TriBeCa neighborhood is facing pressure from developers who are hoping to profit from its desirability by building new high-rise apartments.
August 12, 2006, 3am PDT
A promising new field of clean, alternative energy lies in the oceans and rivers. Capturing energy from waves and tides is no longer fantasy but gaining much attention; even power companies are investing in the field.
August 9, 2006, 12pm PDT
Rochester considers options for a new light rail system.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
August 4, 2006, 11am PDT
A new book from Columbia University Professor Lance Freeman documents the changes of two African-American communities in New York City.
July 30, 2006, 1pm PDT
A controversial billboard for new condos at a construction site outrages residents.
July 27, 2006, 1pm PDT
Wal-Mart has recently opened new multi-story stores in the New York City area, a market which the company has been working hard to penetrate.
July 22, 2006, 11am PDT
With condominium sales slowing, many developers are shifting away from elegance and prestige as a marketing tool, to more provocative advertising.
July 22, 2006, 7am PDT
The availability of green building technologies has been steadily increasing to the point of affordability. Some high-profile projects are setting the stage for broader acceptance and use.
July 21, 2006, 11am PDT
After a century of enjoying clean water from the tap, the city's may need to start filtering its water supply.
July 20, 2006, 11am PDT
A non-profit organization in New York is improving the lives of school children by adding bright colors to hallways.
July 20, 2006, 8am PDT
With the arrival of the digital music age, record stores are disappearing at an alarming rate.
July 20, 2006, 6am PDT
Responding to a housing crunch, Manhattan volunteers will count all abandoned properties in the city this weekend in an effort to utilize any and all buildings available. The count is aimed at identifying new sites for affordable housing.
July 19, 2006, 7am PDT
NY's Village Voice publishes its non-scientific list of the 10 worst landlords in the city. The worst landlord will surprise you -- HUD. The story also includes "Apartments in Hell" -- photos from the very worst of the apartments.
July 10, 2006, 9am PDT
A case in New York has reasserted a centuries-old law allowing a user of someone else's land to acquire title without paying for it.
July 5, 2006, 10am PDT
Critics in New York City cite that community groups and city officials are often swayed to approve projects by unrelated freebies provided by the developer.