March 12, 2017, 11am PDT
The euphemism refers to a cost-saving measure that's happening even in central districts, to the chagrin of residents. This reversion to gravel roads is one manifestation of a looming local infrastructure deficit.
March 27, 2015, 10am PDT
You are surrounded by parking lots and pavement so vast you can see the curvature of the Earth.
March 20, 2015, 5am PDT
"Big Asphalt" has compromised our health, safety, and welfare—but we can defeat it if we try.
November 21, 2014, 11am PST
Automobile-oriented planning requires that cities devote signifiant amounts of space to roads and parking—under many conditions each vehicle requires more land than is devoted to housing per capita.
June 5, 2012, 8am PDT
Michael J. Coren has a preview of an MIT report that lays out the economic and environmental benefits of stiffer pavement.
September 17, 2010, 7am PDT
<em>Grist</em> looks at the volunteer group in Portland that legally removes unnecessary pavement from places around the city and replaces it with gardens and green space.
August 24, 2010, 9am PDT
A new test program to de-pave the city of Baltimore is turning the soil formerly covered by city school playgrounds. The project is aimed at reducing runoff.
July 19, 2010, 10am PDT
Rather than being part of a car liberation or permeable pavement movement, poorly maintained county roads are having their asphalt ground into gravel as a cost-cutting measure to avoid costly road reconstruction. Lack of funding is the cause.
Wall Street Journal - U.S.
July 9, 2009, 8am PDT
As oil prices rise, so does the cost of asphalt. Concrete, historically more expensive, is now becoming a viable cost competitor. Because of its lighter shade, its also been shown to contribute less to climate change.
June 20, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>This film from <em>Streetsblog</em> looks at a community effort in Portland to remove pavement from unused parking lots.</p>