April 26, 2009, 11am PDT
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.
April 12, 2009, 7am PDT
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.
December 28, 2008, 11am PST
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.
August 1, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A $300 million mixed-use development is bringing new life to a long-neglected industrial district of Providence, RI.</p>
May 28, 2008, 8am PDT
<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>
October 5, 2007, 2pm PDT
<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>
September 3, 2007, 9am PDT
<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>
August 24, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Researchers in Rhode Island find that residents in many parts of the state lack easy access to food.</p>
December 31, 2006, 5am PST
<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>
December 30, 2006, 9am PST
<p>A study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that nutrient pollution in New England and the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 15 years, due to pesticide use, stormwater runoff, and sewage leaks.</p>
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
November 29, 2006, 9am PST
<p>Even with variety of housing options for seniors, the state still has a long waiting list for units affordable to low-income people.</p>
October 8, 2006, 11am PDT
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.
September 30, 2006, 11am PDT
A Rhode Island Planning Board has approved regulations requiring developers to build affordable houses in all projects over 6 units.
July 25, 2006, 1pm PDT
The opening of the Promenade at the Foundry, a 220-unit redeveloped rental complex in Providence's mill district, underscores Providence's continuing revitalization.
July 20, 2006, 10am PDT
The planned $222.5 million transit hub will seamlessly link T.F. Green Airport with Providence and Boston by 2009.
June 27, 2006, 10am PDT
Though more expensive than steel, a New England developer is finding more long term value in the use of concrete.
May 5, 2006, 6am PDT
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.
February 10, 2006, 8am PST
The region's transportation network is beginning to buckle under the strain of auto-dependence, write Neal Peirce and Curtis Johnson.
October 1, 2005, 9am PDT
Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, proposes a "bold" strategy for maintaining Rhode Island's rural communities.
September 25, 2005, 7am PDT
"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 scho