December 28, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Flaws in LEED's rating system make it much too easy to get certified, which begs the question: Does LEED really succeed in making our buildings any greener?</p>
October 1, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>Why many cities attempts to create city-wide wireless networks have failed....and why some cities have been successful.</p>
April 19, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> shows how a cornfield in Pennsylvania developed into a new residential community.</p>
March 2, 2007, 5am PST
<p>Slate magazine offers a photographic slideshow of the influential New Urbanist community of Seaside, Florida.</p>
August 25, 2006, 12pm PDT
What New Orleans can learn from Denver.
June 22, 2006, 7am PDT
A novelist takes on Gehry's gargantuan Atlantic Yards project, proposed for Brooklyn.
April 27, 2006, 12pm PDT
Slate publishes a series of articles on human waste, descending to the depths of London's massive and mysterious sewer system and visiting a restored 1865 sewage works, a "sewage school", and the polluted Thames.
April 4, 2006, 9am PDT
The New Urbanist design is expensive, but the concept -- similar to recovery efforts after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake -- shows great promise.
March 31, 2006, 6am PST
In Indiana, selling a 157-mile toll road to Spanish and Australian investors joins the growing trend of selling pieces of underfunded U.S. infrastructure to foreigners.
March 6, 2006, 8am PST
Tesco, the world's fifth-largest retailer, is coming to California -- and with its 546 Tesco Express stores in the UK taking up as much land as just six Wal-Mart supercenters, it could bring a new model of retail land use with it.
November 24, 2005, 5am PST
What would it feel like to commute outside of a two-ton steel cocoon in Los Angeles, on a man-powered vehicle? Turns out, it's rather blissful.
November 8, 2005, 10am PST
Witold Rybczynski reviews Robert Bruegmann's new book, Sprawl: A Compact History.
October 13, 2005, 8am PDT
A photo essay visits megachurches and uncovers surprising trends in modern church architecture.
October 3, 2005, 9am PDT
Austan Goolsbee explains why a short-term increase in fuel prices is unlikely to change Americans' driving habits.
September 8, 2005, 2pm PDT
Jack Schafer argues that Katrina may amount to "creative destruction," and that "[o]nly a sadist would insist on resurrecting this concentration of poverty, crime, and deplorable schools."
August 2, 2005, 2pm PDT
This rising starchitect is a "quintessential urbanist."
August 1, 2005, 8am PDT
Maybe zoning laws are causing the real-estate bubble.
June 23, 2005, 8am PDT
While plans to rebuild at Ground Zero go through yet another revision of security measures, one commentator asks when is enough too much?
May 17, 2005, 2pm PDT
How does Chicago's new Millenium Park compare with the great urban parks of the 19th and 20th centuries?
April 7, 2005, 8am PDT
Q: When is a street not really a street? A: When it's a lifestyle center.