October 12, 2018, 8am PDT
The British firm Scape says it wants to spend $1 billion to build privately operated student housing in Boston. Unaffiliated with any one school, the concept is already popular in London.
November 8, 2015, 11am PST
Access to campus is a primary obstacle for low-income, minority students to overcome in attending college. The College of Staten Island has found a simple solution that applies in less urban communities as well.
July 31, 2014, 5am PDT
Institutional structure and culture can matter as much as location to the success and survival of urban universities.
July 29, 2014, 2pm PDT
Despite the improving economy, the outlook for the higher education sector is still poor, especially between the endowment haves and have-nots. Another factor playing a critical role in the success or failure of institutions: their location.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 14, 2014, 9am PST
A new report argues that city governments have some of the same incentives for de-emphasizing single-occupant commuters as colleges—such as attracting younger workers and freeing up land used for parking.
August 21, 2013, 5am PDT
In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley argue that its time for educational institutions to pay their fare share of taxes to support the communities in which they reside.
November 7, 2012, 7am PST
La Casa is a first of its kind dorm building in Chicago, offering affordable housing for up to 100 students attending any of the colleges in the area. It is not only a living arrangement, but also a hub of support services, writes Michael Winerip.
July 24, 2012, 10am PDT
To find Oregon's first energy-neutral building, you'll have to venture 45 minutes outside progressive Portland to the Willamette Valley town of Newberg. There you'll find a first step in an effort to change our physical and cultural environments.
April 7, 2010, 12pm PDT
Carol Coletta explains how improving education, lowering VMT and alleviating poverty by as little as 1% each could mean billions of dollars for cities.
August 30, 2009, 7am PDT
Towns with universities are doing better through the economic crisis than most, attracting jobs and preserving property values.
August 11, 2008, 8am PDT
Colleges across the country are trying new incentive programs to get students to leave their cars behind when school starts.