April 13, 2009, 6am PDT
This article from <em>USA Today</em> looks at the growth of green alleys in the U.S.
April 7, 2009, 12pm PDT
The results from a nationwide homelessness count submitted to HUD in January reveal that many cities are showing a dramatic surge in the need for services to the homeless.
March 18, 2009, 7am PDT
Square footage is dropping in new homes, leading many experts to argue that the new face of American homes will be smaller and more economically sustainable.
March 14, 2009, 1pm PDT
Even as service is being cut, enormous transit projects are coming online in New York and New Jersey, including a new $9 billion tunnel into Manhattan.
March 12, 2009, 12pm PDT
Cities are increasingly taking on a larger share of new residential development, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency.
February 13, 2009, 2pm PST
A special transit pass meant to promote the annual Philadelphia Beer Week accidentally used the Manhattan skyline in the background.
February 1, 2009, 5am PST
Nearly half of Americans want to move to a different part of the country, according to a new survey. Denver and San Diego rated as the most desirable cities to relocate to.
January 7, 2009, 6am PST
Cities like Alexandria, VA and Agoura Hills, CA have taken to relaxing sign restrictions for the sake of boosting local business.
December 4, 2008, 9am PST
Around the country, cities have been forced to scrimp by cutting back on holiday-themed light displays.
November 21, 2008, 9am PST
According to the Federal Highway Administration, the number of miles driven in the U.S. declined by 4.4% since last year.
November 13, 2008, 11am PST
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
November 6, 2008, 10am PST
Some residents living too close to wind turbines are feeling the negative effects of the noise they produce: nausea, headaches, and vertigo, to name a few.
November 5, 2008, 6am PST
Quirky, artistic bike racks are cropping up in cities around the country--a trend that benefits more than just cyclists.
November 4, 2008, 7am PST
By planting in under-utilized backyards, farmer Trevor Paque has brought small-scale farming to more than 50 homes across San Francisco -- a decentralized farm expected to feed more than 150 families come spring.
October 12, 2008, 11am PDT
As land continues to disappear along the Gulf Coast and hurricane damages increase, many are beginning to reconsider whether to rebuild or retreat.
October 9, 2008, 8am PDT
The economic crisis is the latest hindrance to stall rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. From issues of boosting homeownership to restoring tourism, the Big Easy's road to recovery is looking bumpier than ever.
October 8, 2008, 5am PDT
Chicago preservationists are urging owners of the last of the city's neon signs to keep them intact.
September 30, 2008, 11am PDT
Washington State is telling local governments that they need to ban carwashing in driveways, where runoff goes into storm drains and pollutes groundwater.
September 25, 2008, 7am PDT
Public plazas have been cropping up along Broadway and Madison Square in New York, occupying spaces that were once traffic lanes.
August 27, 2008, 10am PDT
When big boxes go under, they leave big holes. Communities across America are coming up with some creative ways to reuse the huge spaces left behind when big box retailers move out.