United States

American cities are often described as 'segregated,' but segregation is not always well defined. A new study reveals a distinctive pattern: American cities tend to have many small areas of affluence amid fewer, but often larger, areas of poverty.
Yesterday   The Atlantic
<p>Nearly every community talks about attracting more entrepreneurs. But aside from programs like SCORE, which assists entrepreneurs with business plans, and some efforts at growing venture-capital funds, most communities scratch their heads over how to</p>
Dec 26, 2007   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>With auto accidents the leading cause of death for teenagers, there's yet another reason to build communities that don't make us dependent on our cars.</p>
Dec 25, 2007   Fort Worth Star Telegram
<p>Treating wastewater at the neighborhood level can save money on public infrastructure while providing environmental benefits.</p>
Dec 24, 2007   Ecoworld
<p>Time's environmental reporter examines the American neighborhood with help from New Urbanist founder Andres Duany, who comments on suburbia and its carbon footprint, the role of the car, home size, public space, and ratings of green building.</p>
Dec 24, 2007   Time Magazine
<p>A new poll shows that millions of Americans will need to borrow money to pay their heating bills this winter, many of them with credit cards.</p>
Dec 24, 2007   Yahoo! News
<p>Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson condemns the Bush Administration's disregard for America's cities in this video.</p>
Dec 23, 2007   AlterNet
<p>This article from <em>The Onion</em> looks back at the infrastructure problems that defined 2007, asking what they signify for the country.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   The Onion
<p>The late Larry Livingston became known in planning circles and elsewhere as "Mr. Open Space." But, Bill Fulton writes, the tag was based on a misunderstanding of a fiscal analysis he prepared regarding housing development in a particular city.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   California Planning & Development Report
<p>The massive farm bill making its way through Congress will only perpetuate social and environmental sustainability. What's also needed is legislation to boost the urban economics of local food production, writes Christopher Cook.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   Common Dreams
<p>A 1944 international treaty that requires the transfer of millions of gallons of water from Mexico to the U.S. from the Rio Grande is being challenged by Mexican farmers who are routinely deprived of water every five years when the transfer occurs.</p>
Dec 21, 2007   Planet Ark