After decades of ill-designed public housing that kept a clear line between the low-income and everyone else, a new movement is collecting momentum for more accurately integrating public housing into neighborhoods while protecting their character.
Oct 8, 2006 The Providence Journal
A Rhode Island Planning Board has approved regulations requiring developers to build affordable houses in all projects over 6 units.
Sep 30, 2006 The Providence Journal
The opening of the Promenade at the Foundry, a 220-unit redeveloped rental complex in Providence's mill district, underscores Providence's continuing revitalization.
Jul 25, 2006 The New York Times
The planned $222.5 million transit hub will seamlessly link T.F. Green Airport with Providence and Boston by 2009.
Jul 20, 2006 The Providence Journal
Though more expensive than steel, a New England developer is finding more long term value in the use of concrete.
Jun 27, 2006 The Boston Globe
New England's second biggest city is experiencing a wealth of revitalization, and nowhere else is it more evident than in downcity, a district reconceptualized by Andres Duany in the 1990's.
May 5, 2006 The Providence Journal
The region's transportation network is beginning to buckle under the strain of auto-dependence, write Neal Peirce and Curtis Johnson.
Feb 10, 2006 New England Futures
Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, proposes a "bold" strategy for maintaining Rhode Island's rural communities.
Oct 1, 2005 The Providence Journal
"How easy it has been for a school committee to go to the municipal voters and say that a new school may be built on cheap land out on the fringes of town or otherwise distant from most of the school's students. So, increasingly over the decades, public schools have emerged in outlying areas.
Sep 25, 2005 The Providence Journal
Rhode Island Department of Education promotes 'Smart Growth' principles in School Facilities Planning Guidelines.
Sep 21, 2005 Grow Smart Rhode Island website