Alana Semuels, staff writer for The Atlantic, examines highway teardowns beginning with the San Francisco Embarcadero in 1989 to see how they have worked in terms of revitalizing poorer areas or restoring the urban fabric that they destroyed.
Yesterday   The Atlantic
Wisconsin legislators have voted to continue steep borrowing to pay for needed road repairs, while calls to increase the state’s gas tax grow louder.
Nov 16, 2015   Urban Milwaukee
As rising costs expel artists from urban cores, some small towns are positioning themselves as unlikely magnets for creative expression.
Nov 12, 2015   Nonprofit Quarterly
Aaron Renn scours the Internet to find 12 maps that attempt to do the impossible: define the geographic and cultural expanse known as the American Midwest.
Oct 30, 2015   The Urbanophile
A controversial application by the small Wisconsin town of Waukesha would allow treated wastewater to flow the Root River and then into Lake Michigan. The proposal has provoked a far-reaching outcry of opposition.
Sep 15, 2015   The Political Environment
An op-ed argues that regional transportation oversight enable the region surrounding Milwaukee to better attract new business.
Jul 29, 2015   Urban Milwaukee
Some people call it a road-building program. Others call it "an all out war on urbanism."
Jul 22, 2015   Politico
Approval for a $250 million public funding package—split between state, county, and local authorities—is all but assured.
Jul 21, 2015   Urban Milwaukee
The 13th aldermanic district, located on the southeast side of Milwaukee, is working hard to back up its claim as the city's "Garden District."
Jun 23, 2015   Urban Milwaukee
Buses in the Milwaukee County Transit System now reach 1,300 fewer employers than it did in 2001 thanks to state budget cuts.
Apr 18, 2015   Urban Milwaukee
A local alderman makes the case for a one percent sales tax dedicated to providing public funding for a new stadium to house the Milwaukee Bucks.
Apr 16, 2015   Urban Milwaukee