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July 27, 2019, 11am PDT
If it emulated and adapted the scope of its predecessor, the Green New Deal could transform the country in fundamental ways, with builders, planners, and architects playing central roles.
Fast Company
February 22, 2017, 2pm PST
The challenge facing the nation's infrastructure is massive in scale, requiring ambition lacking since the New Deal and Eisenhower eras. Building on those historic models, the following op-ed suggests a "WPA 2.0" approach to infrastructure.
Armando Carbonell and Susannah Drake
October 31, 2014, 2pm PDT
The Living New Deal Project Map from the University of California, Berkeley was released earlier this month, pinpointing all of the New Deal projects around the United States.
November 25, 2010, 1pm PST
This slideshow from <em>Design Observer</em> takes a look at New Deal-era utopian cities as they exist today.
Design Observer
September 23, 2010, 7am PDT
It's an article of faith among many that GM, Firestone, and Standard Oil destroyed the streetcar networks of the early 20th century. Stephen Smith suggests that Progressive Era and New Deal planners and politicians should shoulder more of the blame.
Market Urbanism
February 11, 2009, 1pm PST
Buildings and homes built as a product of the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s are being torn down at a rate that some find unsettling.
International Herald Tribune
November 17, 2008, 5am PST
President-Elect Barack Obama is seen by many urbanists as a great opportunity for improving the built environment of the U.S. Anthony Flint sees big plans brewing but wonders how they'll be funded and if Obama will be able to handle them all.
November 12, 2008, 11am PST
Many are arguing for a new "New Deal" under President-Elect Obama. Economist Paul Krugman says there are many lessons -- good and bad -- Obama should learn from the first "New Deal" before taking the plunge.
The New York Times
March 25, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>As part of a series of articles in <em>The Nation</em> on a New "New Deal", Bill McKibben argues that we need a huge investment of labor and money into green initiatives.</p>
The Nation