March 24, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Maldives has pledged to be entirely carbon-neutral by 2020. The president has hired a team of environmentalists to put the pledge into action.
March 21, 2009, 1pm PDT
Flashy plans to build a green city on an island near Shanghai have yet to take any shape. The Chinese government claims the project is still on its way.
March 12, 2009, 9am PDT
This piece from <em>The Economist</em> looks at human-caused waste, how different economies generate it differently, and how they deal with it.
February 28, 2009, 11am PST
A new plan is taking form in Brazil to regularize titles to rainforest land -- an effort the government hopes will fight deforestation.
November 27, 2008, 9am PST
The controversial theory that social and physical disorder is a cause of neighborhood crime has been successfully demonstrated with a series of six experiments.
July 16, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>As foreclosures increase throughout the country, more cities are looking to solve the problem of abandoned and dilapidated houses with demolition.</p>
June 30, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>The Economist reviews the state of America's crumbling civil infrastructure. With water, transit, bridge, and road systems failing, experts call for increased investment and careful planning.</p>
June 10, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>Most developers dread finding archaeological remains. Normally it means months of delays and increased costs while archaeologists investigate the site. However, some savvy developers are turning archaeological finds into a marketing advantage.</p>
June 3, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The suburbs are becoming the inner-city, according to recent studies that are showing a shift in suburban demographics from predominantly white to incredibly diverse.</p>
March 31, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Officials in Los Angeles were successful in implementing high-density growth policies to curb sprawl. However, a disconnect between culture, transportation policy, and the real estate market may have disastrous consequences.</p>
March 17, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>New York City officials hope that a recently approved rezoning for Harlem will revive the neighborhood.</p>
February 14, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>China kicks infrastructure development into high gear.</p>
February 6, 2008, 8am PST
<p>A small and distinct subculture of African Americans on the island of St. Helena on the coast of South Carolina is increasingly threatened by developers who want to bring a supermarket and golf courses to the island.</p>
February 1, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A recent report argues that for developing countries, improving environmental health is dependent on improving economic health. But proper governing is crucial in meeting these ends.</p>
January 9, 2008, 6am PST
<p>High-profile urban parks in Denver and Irvine, California, hint at a resurgence in the creation of outdoor spaces in America's urban areas.</p>
January 2, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Once thriving, America's indoor shopping malls are on the decline, and many predict their death may finally come within the next few years.</p>
December 26, 2007, 11am PST
<p>The Economist offers a fascinating review of the evolution of the suburban shopping mall into the hot new "lifestyle center." The conclusion: "It was necessary to kill the American city centre before bringing it back to life."</p>
December 7, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>With more low-income households settling outside of urban centers, planners are faced with the challenge of getting affordable housing built in traditionally upscale suburban communities where zoning has all but forbid low-cost homes.</p>
September 21, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Two outdoor advertising firms are the operators behind the scenes in most of the world's bicycle rental programs, including a recently launched system in Paris. The two firms continue to battle for control of future systems, and advertising rights.</p>
September 16, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>Predictions that our high-tech age of connectivity and wire-free communications would drain big cities, the world's financial centers remain heavily populated and their economies are thriving.</p>