September 23, 2012, 11am PDT
As St. Louis and Portland speed along with new streetcar developments, Yonah Freemark considers how zoning may determine the success of one, and the failure of another.
July 12, 2012, 9am PDT
As the federal and several state governments continue to allow costs for a college education to rise, local governments and business are looking for strategies to stem the tide.
June 4, 2012, 10am PDT
Excavating in East St. Louis in advance of an approaching freeway and future development, archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a sophisticated American Indian settlement nearly a thousand years old that "no one knew existed."
May 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
Granted, this post may straddle the borderline between funny and sadly pertinent in these challenging economic times. But, we think any rankings that rely upon the number of Dollar General stores in a 30-mile radius deserves a bit of a chuckle.
May 17, 2012, 10am PDT
In search of cheap rent and an urban experience with some <em>bona fide</em> street cred, young people are making the move out to the Rust Belt, Will Doig reports.
April 10, 2012, 6am PDT
On April 5, the U.S. Census Bureau released growth data from April 2010 to July 2011 showing that for the first time in 20 years, urban growth surpassed exurban growth. Yonah Freemark takes a closer look at the data for 21 metropolitan areas.
March 5, 2012, 9am PST
Alex Ihnen writes about the fast moving proposal to convert 1-mile of the elevated I-70 highway separating downtown St. Louis from its historic riverfront.
January 26, 2012, 12pm PST
Michael Kimmelman, after visiting the Penn South housing cooperative in Manhattan and reflecting on the new film "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth", questions the role that design has in determining success or failure for tower in the park housing type.
January 19, 2012, 1pm PST
St. Louis is moving towards protecting its mid-century architectural treasures. Some see the buildings as impediments to economic development.
August 9, 2011, 2pm PDT
Cities across the country are breathing new life into abandoned and disused inner city rail lines.
July 18, 2011, 2pm PDT
A new documentary film delves into the complicated history, life and demolition of the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 18, 2011, 1pm PDT
Plans to revive a decades-dead streetcar loop in St. Louis are gathering steam.
May 19, 2011, 1pm PDT
Just as Witold Rybczynski declares New York's High Line un-copyable, St. Louis announces plans for a linear park on top of an old railroad trestle
February 27, 2011, 9am PST
St. Louis is reeling from the news that it lost 29,000 residents, or 8%, of its population since 2000. Bi-annual population estimates had led many to believe the city had finally turned a corner. Meanwhile, exurban counties posted 30+ percent growth.
February 9, 2011, 1pm PST
More details of the winning design are unveiled for the planned remodeling of the Gateway Arch Park in St. Louis, MO.
November 10, 2010, 9am PST
St. Louis' Forest Park is a model of good planning, but inner-city parks are in much worse shape and having an effect on the health of those communities, says a new study.
October 28, 2010, 2pm PDT
New designs for the surrounding park offer a chance at a brighter future for the Eero Saarinen-designed Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
October 9, 2010, 7am PDT
<em>The New Republic</em> offers a look and review of some of the nation's best new urban parks.
September 10, 2010, 7am PDT
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. Fast Co. Design takes a look at the contenders.
August 29, 2010, 9am PDT
At a time when families across the country are facing fewer choices for fun, ambitious park projects like those in St. Louis, Detroit and Houston are "bringing urban centers back to life," according to JoAnn Greco.