August 19, 2008, 1pm PDT
'Quiet' cars on trains -- where cell phones and loud headphones are banned -- are widely popular. So why aren't more transit agencies making designated quiet cars?
July 28, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Architect Ken-Ichi Sasaki believes that planners have focused too much on the visual to the detriment of the tactile.</p>
July 18, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The New York Sun looks west and finds a lot to love in Houston's cars, growth, and pro-development policies.</p>
July 7, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Landscape architecture firm dlandstudio is taking the stench out of the Gowanus Canal by building a new public park that is beautiful as well as functional.</p>
April 8, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Controversy surrounds a proposed 75-story tower designed by Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art in Midtown Manhattan.</p>
December 28, 2007, 10am PST
<p>In New York, eminent domain is not necessarily the direct work of the government, and often the threat of eminent domain is enough to clear the way for development. This editorial explains how.</p>
October 8, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>To help reach its goal of planting 1 million new trees by 2030, the city is contemplating a new rule that would force homeowners and developers to plant new street trees when buildings are remodeled.</p>
May 31, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Rohit Aggarwala, a Columbia-educated former business consultant, is helping to create and implement New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sustainability plan -- PlaNYC.</p>
May 22, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>The idea of turning over public housing to residents to own or sell is gaining support among some scholars and officials.</p>
May 3, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>The many of the city's leading preservation professionals are under 40 -- demonstrating a generational interest in protecting the historic character of urban areas.</p>
April 4, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>With developable land all but gone in Manhattan, developers are now setting their sights on the open space many modernist housing towers reserved for basketball courts, plazas, and parks.</p>
March 30, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Architect Alexandros Washburn has been tapped to lead the city's new urban design division.</p>
January 12, 2007, 5am PST
<p>An editorial in the New York Sun scoffs at Mayor Bloomberg's desire to see more affordable housing built when the zoning code is as thick as a phone book and developers are nickel and dimed every step of the way.</p>
January 2, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Transit officials in Washington D.C. have announced plans to build a new trolley car system beginning in 2007. Many in the city hope the new project will ease congestion in what is ranked the third most congested city in America.</p>
November 22, 2006, 6am PST
<p>Several studies are underway to determine if the city would benefit from a congestion pricing scheme similar to London.</p>
November 9, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>In the latest volume of his encyclopedic history of the development, architecture and planning of New York City, author Robert A. M. Stern has written the most complete history of any city.</p>
October 2, 2006, 6am PDT
As sales slump in New York City and the inventory of unsold real estate swells, there are signs that the once-profitable career of real estate brokerage may have had its day.
September 16, 2006, 9am PDT
This editorial from <em>The New York Sun</em> argues that a $1.6 billion bail out from the U.S. Senate is not the right way to fix the nation's perpetually struggling passenger rail system. International examples of success should be considered.
September 16, 2006, 5am PDT
Local government's preoccupation with regulating development and its failure to provide public infrastructure and maintain an attractive public realm is at the root of the current lack of affordable housing.
August 28, 2006, 9am PDT
With a slate of major new development projects, including the new Yankee Stadium, New York's Bronx borough is headed for a comeback after decades of decline and struggle.