Instead of encouraging shopping, as the city had hoped, free downtown parking has been occupied by downtown workers.
Dec 24, 2009 NBC News - Providence
The park under a new bridge in Providence succeeds in creating an interesting space in the city, and shows that concrete doesn't have to be dull.
Apr 26, 2009 The Providence Journal
Providence, Rhode Island, is rebranding itself as the "Creative Capital." This op-ed argues the city doesn't need a brand, rather it needs to return to the aesthetic values that made it beautiful and successful in the '90s.
Apr 12, 2009 The Providence Journal
The U.S. Census Bureau released its report for the year ending July 1, 2008. It showed that the effect of the recession was to reduce domestic migration from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and Sunbelt. Utah was the fastest growing state.
Dec 28, 2008 The Wall Street Journal
<p>A $300 million mixed-use development is bringing new life to a long-neglected industrial district of Providence, RI.</p>
Aug 1, 2008 The New York Times
<p>Representatives in North Providence, RI are attempting to save a site used for a camp for inner-city youth from developers, and may resort to using eminent domain to do so.</p>
May 28, 2008 www.redorbit.com
<p>The leader of an artist's collective was recently charged with trespassing after he was found by security guards inside a small furnished room his group had secretly built more than four years ago on mall property.</p>
Oct 5, 2007 The Boston Globe
<p>Housing advocates, public officials, and urban planners have joined forces in Rhode Island with a pledge of $10 million to support the preservation of open space by building more dense, mixed-use communities.</p>
Sep 3, 2007 The Providence Journal
<p>Researchers in Rhode Island find that residents in many parts of the state lack easy access to food.</p>
Aug 24, 2007 The Providence Journal
<p>The New England region's population growth rate continues to drop below that of the nation as a whole, measuring at a rate of just 0.2 percent between July 2005 and July 2006. This compares with a national growth rate of about 1 percent.</p>
Dec 31, 2006 Portland Press Herald