A new study with evidence from New York City -- plus a "five-city social experiment" -- claims that there is no evidence to support the popular anti-crime theory.
Apr 7, 2006 University of Chicago Chronicle
SustainLane's recently released rankings of the largest 50 U.S. cities by preparedness for rises in oil prices leaves some cities, from Colorado Springs to Kansas City, room for improvement.
Apr 7, 2006 Colorado Springs Gazette
Displaced and overwhelmed, three major organizing networks provided immediate aid to Hurricane Katrina evacuees, and began working for long-term, equitable recovery. Will they be able to rise to the human and political challenges?
Apr 7, 2006 Shelterforce Magazine
MSN Real Estate publishes a special on McMansionization, detailing the backlash, a new "less is more" movement, and ways to fight the trend.
Apr 7, 2006 MSN Real Estate
While Pictometry's new mapping technology is being used for public safety, it's also being used by building officials who don't have to leave the office to see who's building without a permit.
Apr 6, 2006 Wired Magazine
A new company initiative calls for over 50 new stores in blighted urban areas, with the promise of help for local businesses and chambers of commerce.
Apr 6, 2006 The Washington Post
In the event of a flu pandemic, the federal government will be largely unavailable to cities across the country. Municipalities should prepare for a long disruption, relying on schools, churches and other social networks to develop response plans.
Apr 6, 2006 The Sacramento Bee
Congress for the New Urbanism honors 17 diverse projects in affordable housing, transit-oriented development, high-density infill plans, wilderness preservation, and freeway-taming strategies, with the 2006 Charter Awards.
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Through reliance on tax revenue and tax increment financing (TIF) projects, small cities must attract developers to sustain themselves, according to this op-ed.
Apr 5, 2006 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Controversy erupts over a plan to let corporate donors display their names and logos at attractions like Yosemite.
Apr 4, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor