February 22, 2012, 10am PST
In Kansas City, the historic home of jazz and Prohibition-era excess struggles with a redevelopment effort that attempts to build on that era's history while leaving behind some of its essential characteristics, writes Brandon R. Reynolds.
February 12, 2012, 7am PST
In a fascinating essay in the journal <em>Places</em>, Keith Eggener examines the politics of architectural reputation through the lens of architect Louis Curtiss's life and career.
January 13, 2012, 8am PST
I'm writing from the audience of a presentation this morning in the Hotel Phillips in Kansas City. The presentation will cover the initial observations and recommendations of a national team of experts who've been invited here by Mayor Sly James and his team of Daniel Rose Fellows.
The Kansas City Daniel Rose Fellows:
November 25, 2011, 9am PST
Public Architecture, a San Francisco-based organization, and Habitat for Humanity have tapped a Kansas City Architecture firm to pilot green design concepts for the new houses. This project is just one of five nationwide.
November 17, 2011, 6am PST
Lured by state and potentially city incentives, one high-tech headquarters is ditching its current suburban location for a spot in downtown Kansas City. Is a resurgence afoot? Kevin Collison reports.
November 1, 2011, 8am PDT
With little taxpayer investment, a dynamic Moshe Safdie-designed Center for the Performing Arts has arisen in Kansas City. Hampton Stevens says that the companies are betting on the power of the arts to attract investment and attention.
March 30, 2011, 2pm PDT
Google announced that it had chosen Kansas City, Kansas as the launching site for an experimental fiber-optic network with speeds of up to 1 Gb per second.
March 16, 2011, 8am PDT
Kansas City's Plan Commission has denied a 55-acre redevelopment centered around a downtown plaza - a project that had the approval of the Planning Dept. and the local AIA Chapter, but evidently not the community.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 31, 2011, 8am PST
A real estate report found that there are only four cities in the U.S. where it makes more sense for residents to rent rather than buy. The foreclosure crisis has made it more practical to buy rather than rent in 72% of America's 50 largest cities.
November 4, 2010, 9am PDT
Two major projects underway in Kansas City will make a significant impact on the city's downtown and skyline, but problems with one may delay its completion.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 23, 2010, 9am PDT
A recipient of AICP National Planning Landmark Award, Country Club Plaza is part of Kansas City's historic shopping district. A developer is proposing to replace two historic buildings on the Plaza with contemporary designs.
July 27, 2010, 9am PDT
Urban Land Institute president Patrick L. Phillips says his hometown of Kansas City needs to mend its car-centric infrastructure and encourage denser growth in the suburbs.
April 15, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>The Atlantic</em> guides a tour through the underground business zone of SubTropolis, a 5-million-square-foot complex 100 feet below Kansas City, Missouri.
October 6, 2009, 10am PDT
A profile of Kevin Klinkenberg, Kansas City urban planner and architect, talking about his love for the city and the work he's done to make it a better place.
September 3, 2009, 10am PDT
Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs Adolfo Carrion, Jr. visited Kansas City on Tuesday to visit the site of the city's new "Green Impact Zone". The inner-city Zone will be a laboratory for energy-saving techniques.
August 24, 2009, 7am PDT
Neal Peirce looks at a few examples where regions have pooled their powers to utilize ARRA stimulus funds to create programs and jumpstart regional efforts.
April 17, 2009, 11am PDT
Kansas City has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a new indoor arena with the hopes of luring a pro basketball or hockey team. But a year and a half after opening, nobody's biting.
April 11, 2009, 7am PDT
How is Kansas City to make itself sustainable? This blog offers 13 strategies, one posted a day, from experts in different fields.
November 5, 2008, 12pm PST
A sales tax plan to fund light rail in Kansas City has failed.
October 24, 2008, 7am PDT
In metropolitan Kansas City, two sales tax initiatives on the ballot in efforts to raise money for the region's long-planned light rail system.