Schools

May 10, 2012, 5am PDT
Lisa Foderaro explores a program underway in select New York City schools to guide children through the eco-friendly redesign of their own playgrounds.
The New York Times
February 23, 2012, 9am PST
A well-intentioned new bill that could nudge food trucks out of huge swaths of territory now faces backlash, explains Jonathan Kauffman.
SF Weekly
September 21, 2011, 1pm PDT
The nonprofit Hug It Forward is helping Guatemalan neighborhoods build schools at less than $10,000 by making them out of plastic bottles, writes Zak Stone for GOOD.
GOOD Magazine
July 20, 2011, 8am PDT
The amount of children under five has jumped in downtown Minneapolis, which is posing problems for the city and its school system.
Minneapolis-St.Paul Star Tribune
January 18, 2011, 11am PST
The city of Detroit is considering a plan to close nearly half of its public schools and greatly increase its class sizes.
The Detroit News
January 18, 2011, 9am PST
The City of New Orleans is about to undertake a massive reconstruction effort that will reshape and rebuild its entire school system.
Metropolis
December 10, 2010, 12pm PST
Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has been in office for a year and a half. Some progress in the troubled city has been made, but much work remains, as is revealed in this interview.
The Detroit Free Press
October 20, 2010, 9am PDT
Getting kids to walk to school has been a nationwide campaign for years. But some places say it's just not safe. Some urban forms -- like that of Laguna Beach, California -- prove it.
NRDC Switchboard
September 27, 2010, 5am PDT
Two interaction design students in New York are starting a 10-week after school program that is trying to teach high school kids design skills that they can use in their communities.
Urban Omnibus
May 20, 2010, 1pm PDT
Green roofs are growing on the tops of schools in New York City, where small farms are being integrated into the curriculum.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 14, 2010, 6am PDT
The school board of Chicopee, Massachusetts is concerned that a proposed smart growth district would overwhelm the school system.
The Republican
April 2, 2010, 2pm PDT
Revelations that a school cafeteria in Philadelphia is being used as a nightclub on the weekends has outraged locals and parents.
The New York Times
March 29, 2010, 1pm PDT
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says recently approved legislation that allows city school teachers to live outside Chicago borders will help to decimate the city's middle class.
Chicago Sun-Times
December 14, 2009, 5am PST
School officials in the UK are increasingly looking at old office buildings and other existing facilities that can be converted into school houses more affordably than building from scratch.
Guardian
August 23, 2009, 7am PDT
U.S. News and World Report looks at crime rates, schools, number of children and green spaces to compile this list of the 10 Best Places to Grow Up.
U.S. News And World Report
August 1, 2009, 7am PDT
A new study from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> discusses how school quality and neighborhood affordability are linked, and how both can be improved.
The Brookings Institution
July 15, 2009, 11am PDT
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will bring about $31 billion worth of road, transit and school construction projects.
Chicago Tribune
May 30, 2009, 1pm PDT
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a new report focusing on the effect of the built environment on children's health. Access to parks, the ability to walk to school, and opportunities for 'incidental exercise.'
American Academy of Pediatrics
April 17, 2009, 1pm PDT
Atlanta school leaders consider renegotiating a Tax Allocation District (TAD) agreement that was set up to help fund projects such as the Beltline, a 22-mile loop of transit, trails, parks and development around the city.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 16, 2009, 10am PDT
As more parents drive their kids to school, areas around campuses have become increasingly dangerous for pedestrians. Narrow sidewalks and too-few crosswalks are partly to blame.
The New York Times