November 28, 2016, 6am PST
With the construction of a new community center and housing, Philadelphia's Chinatown sees a more secure future for the historic neighborhood
October 12, 2016, 6am PDT
The Hilliard Homes avoided the wrecking ball for 50 years, even while other high-rise projects were knocked down. A Chicago Reader pierce suggests the design and management of these buildings could make them a model for future High-rise projects.
May 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
While the cultural authenticity and geographic footprint of Chinatowns around the United States shrink, Chicago's is growing. What can other cities learn from Chicago's model?
March 7, 2016, 12pm PST
In a city looking to land use regulations for answers to an affordable housing crisis, one collection of community groups attempted to create a plan of their own.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 3, 2015, 6am PDT
Can a neighborhood still call itself Chinatown when everyone living there is wealthy and white? Beset by rapid gentrification, longtime residents of D.C.'s Chinatown fight to keep their homes.
February 13, 2015, 9am PST
Sharon McNary reports on a proposed development in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles that predates, and could thus avoid, the guidelines put forward by one of the most progressive plans in the city—the Cornfield Arroyo Specific Plan.
June 16, 2014, 1pm PDT
Big Alma is one of two boring machines used to tunnel under the streets of San Francisco to construct the new Central Subway to Chinatown. Big Bertha, Seattle's infamous tunnel borer, has been stalled since December. Big Alma emerged on June 11.
The San Francisco Examiner
February 28, 2014, 2pm PST
The Oscars are this weekend, so its an appropriate time to turn to movie magic as a powerful force for how American’s perceive environments—from rural to urban and everything between.
February 6, 2014, 5am PST
The formation of Chinatowns in the United States began in the late 19th Century, and since then have provided an important immigrant gateway. But gentrification and rising expenses in U.S. cities are shrinking many Chinatowns.
October 24, 2012, 2pm PDT
An ordinance designed to help stop a Walmart "Neighborhood Market" from opening in L.A.'s Chinatown neighborhood fell short of the necessary votes at a City Council meeting held yesterday, reports Alice Walton.
August 2, 2012, 6am PDT
As downtown Los Angeles seeks to cement its nascent transformation into a full-fledged urban neighborhood, Sam Lubell cautions against the threat brought by the suburban mindset of Walmart, Target, and other chain operators.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 19, 2012, 12pm PDT
With construction beginning, Michael Cabanatuan reports on the unresolved problems dogging San Francisco's $1.6 billion Central Subway project.
January 26, 2012, 6am PST
The San Francisco neighborhood of Chinatown temporarily removed parking from Stockton Street for a week during the busy Lunar New Year season. Aaron Bialick reports on the results.
Streetsblog San Francisco
December 2, 2011, 5am PST
Chumbo (Chinatown Under the Manhattan Bridge) is drawing young creative types to a slice of Chinatown with--what else--low rent. Is this neighborhood within a neighborhood big enough for long-time residents and newcomers?
February 4, 2011, 8am PST
The famous district in Manhattan may finally get the special status needed to provide more services to its residents and businesses.
August 17, 2009, 12pm PDT
GOOD Magazine follows planner James Rojas as he engages a community in the act of planning in his own particular fashion, using everyday objects and building blocks.
January 5, 2009, 9am PST
Chinese designers are flocking to Prato, Italy and forging a new sort of Chinatown that look more like modern-day China.
Chicago Tribune <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090102-italy-china>
October 13, 2008, 5am PDT
Jane Jacobs once said, “Songs and cities are the best things
about us. Songs and cities are so indispensable.”
For a long time I thought Mother Jacobs was speaking, as
only she could, about two separate, but vital human necessities. Yet after
another weekend exploring New York
City, I am convinced the two—songs and cities—are
inextricably linked. That is, truly great cities play their own songs, and
after one listen you can’t get them out of your head.
September 18, 2008, 2pm PDT
New York's Chinatown has been impenetrable to non-Chinese entrepreneurs for a century, but new glitzy bars and restaurants are beginning to push through. In a neighborhood that has suffered since 9/11, locals debate the merits of outsider investment.
September 15, 2008, 12pm PDT
A Chinese architecture team has proposed a futuristic star-shaped city of 15,000 that would visit cities around the world and change the stereotypes of Chinatowns.