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Tucson

June 7, 2019, 11am PDT
Recent Census population estimates tell a story of quick growth in many parts of Arizona, but there are a few places that are quickly shrinking, too.
Arizona Republic
May 6, 2019, 1pm PDT
Before the recession, bumper Arizona home sales led to predictions that the state's two largest cities might merge by 2040. The downturn stalled those forecasts, but now they're being revisited.
Arizona Republic
December 26, 2018, 12pm PST
Brightline, a private train operator, is an intriguing option for train service to some rail advocates.
Arizona Daily Star
August 28, 2018, 6am PDT
In "America's Eviction Badlands," universities are developing web apps to help tenants stay in their homes.
CityLab
April 9, 2018, 2pm PDT
After tremendous success with a streetcar line, the desert city is considering strategies for investing in its historic automobile corridor.
CitiesSpeak
August 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Decades ago, Walter Benjamin theorized that pretty much everything could be reproduced—and, therefore, nothing was unique. This dismal conclusion, however true it may be, ignores the uniqueness of landscape.
Common Edge Collaborative
June 30, 2017, 7am PDT
Documenting the effects of climate change on the West's most vital source of water.
The Conversation
March 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Concerns about affordability and cultural identity are emerging in Mexican-American and African-American neighborhoods in Tucson.
Arizona Public Media
December 27, 2016, 6am PST
California's loss is Arizona's gain. That's how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey see's Uber's decision on Thursday to haul their fleet of self-driving Volvos from San Francisco to Arizona after the company refused to secure the necessary operating permits.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 22, 2016, 2pm PST
The first step of character-based zoning is extracting local DNA. Hazel Borys reviews Tucson's highlights for Sonoran Desert inspiration.
PlaceShakers
October 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
A landscape architect in Tucson shares a professional lament: intrusive, ugly utilities.
ASLA's The Field
October 10, 2014, 11am PDT
Early reviews and returns on Tucson's Modern Streetcar appear positive, according to an article for Arizona Public Media.
Arizona Public Radio
August 6, 2014, 2pm PDT
Restaurants, retail, offices, and adobe homes pop-up in and around the long-suffering downtown damaged by urban renewal.
Better Cities & Towns
July 26, 2014, 9am PDT
$87.7 million in voter-approved funding, a $63 million TIGER grant, a $6 million New Starts grant, and $35.6 million in other regional and local funding built the Sun Link streetcar. A whole weekend of festivities will welcome its opening.
Tucson Sentinel
May 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
It seems inconceivable - building new homes next to new, vacant homes, but with depressed prices for land and labor a new market for home-buyers who missed out on foreclosure sales has developed in states hit worst by the housing crisis.
The New York Times - Business Day
December 19, 2008, 8am PST
There will be no infill development at Jefferson Park, near the University of Arizona, that increases density. The move contradicts the city's plan to achieve a more "urban feel."
Tuscon Citizen
March 20, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Although Tucson has only about 6 percent of the population of metropolitan Los Angeles, residents of the Arizona city fear California-style sprawl and water problems. So where are Tucson residents looking for answers? That's right, California.</p>
California Planning & Development Report