October 27, 2014, 9am PDT
Karin Weise reports that an anonymous bidder will pay $3.2 million to purchase 6,000 foreclose homes in Detroit.
November 22, 2012, 11am PST
Despite all odds, “Miami’s roller coaster real estate market is booming again” reports Nadja Brandt. Is "the hottest [residential] real estate market in the U.S." primed to boil over?
September 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
When governments use public money to woo national chains, economic growth and job creation aren't worth the cost, says Stacy Mitchell of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. Independent retailers also suffer.
March 9, 2010, 6am PST
The economic stimulus of China has focused billions of dollars on building skyscrapers. Some wonder whether a building bust may soon follow.
March 9, 2010, 5am PST
This piece from <em>Business Week</em> lists the most anticipated architecture projects to watch in 2010.
March 8, 2010, 6am PST
Saul Kaplan says cities should be transformed into innovation centers to stay competitive and become the venue of a "new economic conversation".
December 11, 2009, 9am PST
By the end of the year, more than 3.9 million homes will have been foreclosed in the U.S., the second year in a row that figures have broken previous records.
October 31, 2009, 1pm PDT
Business Week looks at the recovering housing market, and believes that even though it was driven by massive government support there are signs that it might actually continue.
September 2, 2009, 12pm PDT
The failing world economy put many large eco-developments on hold, but many projects like the Amsterdam's 'smart city' and Germany's Eco City Hamburg-Harburg are on track and forging new ground in sustainability practices.
August 15, 2009, 1pm PDT
According to some real estate data, there are more than 30 housing markets in the U.S. that are seeing increases in housing prices. Topping the list is Boulder, Colorado.
June 11, 2009, 5am PDT
Amsterdam has taken its smart grid live, installing solar panels and 300 electric car recharging stations throughout the city.
May 24, 2009, 1pm PDT
The consensus seems to be that its so bad, we must have hit bottom. But "a drop in housing starts might actually be good news," says one economist.
May 20, 2009, 5am PDT
The Indian discount automaker Tata is now venturing into home production, building 1,000 apartments near Mumbai with prices starting at $7,800.
February 16, 2009, 11am PST
If the list provided by Business Week is accurate, the Stimulus package includes many tens of billions of dollars for investments in sustainable energy and energy efficiency, infrastructure, rapid transit and the environment.
January 27, 2009, 8am PST
When Sony was preparing to build a virtual meeting space for Playstation 3 users, they took the unusual step of hiring a real-world architect, Kenji Ikemoto.
January 3, 2009, 5am PST
As President Elect Obama delivers his weekly address via YouTube, half of all Americans don't have the broadband access necessary to watch.
November 18, 2008, 5am PST
China is on a path to become an overwhelmingly urban country -- in sharp contrast to its largely rural recent past. Cities across the country are hoping to make the transition gracefully.
November 12, 2008, 12pm PST
New office and apartment buildings in New York City are now mandated to provide a certain proportion of secure bike parking spaces.
November 11, 2008, 12pm PST
In a time of plummeting oil prices, one might think rail would lose business to trucks, but the freight business is more detailed. In this interview with Burlington Northern Santa Fe CEO Mathew Rose, one gains an insight into freight rail's future.
November 11, 2008, 5am PST
As China embarks on the greatest rail-building investment since the U.S. built its transcontinental railroad, this article points to the urgent need to reform its state-controlled pricing system, both for freight and passengers, to make it effective.