September 8, 2006, 9am PDT
Spurred by a desire to increase a wealthy New York village's worth and appeal, a string of politicians spent over 10 years trying to use the power of eminent domain to acquire a private golf course and make it public. Despite Kelo, the push failed.
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.
September 7, 2006, 8am PDT
The seemingly endless controversies over the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site may have encouraged members of the public to look elsewhere for ways to understand and commemorate the disaster.
September 6, 2006, 5am PDT
The New York metropolitan region has the highest rate of public transit ridership in the nation, and a new Census Bureau survey reports that ridership is rising.
September 1, 2006, 11am PDT
130 blocks have been rezoned to include an inclusionary housing requirement in the New York City borough.
August 31, 2006, 3pm PDT
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, two World War II era middle-class housing developments on Manhattan's lower east side, are up for sale -- with an estimated value of $5 billion.
August 31, 2006, 9am PDT
Joe Massaro simply wants to build an unrealized design for a spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright house. Along the way, he is learning that the merits of posthumous architect are controversial.
August 28, 2006, 9am PDT
With a slate of major new development projects, including the new Yankee Stadium, New York's Bronx borough is headed for a comeback after decades of decline and struggle.
August 25, 2006, 7am PDT
Can a bus station attract tablecloth dining facilities? The Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC has for years had a bad reputation, but in recent years it has been turned around, along with the surrounding area.
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.