August 21, 2010, 5am PDT
Salon interviews author J.C. Hallman about his new book "In Utopia," which explores modern-day utopian projects and how they differ from those of the past.
August 9, 2010, 10am PDT
One of the nation's poorest cities is about to become the first major city in America to lose its public library owing to the states' financial crisis.
June 9, 2010, 7am PDT
Michael Lind of the New America Foundation thinks that plans for high-speed rail and renewable energy are expensive fantasies that liberals need to give up on as soon as possible.
November 19, 2009, 5am PST
There's no looking back now in the shift away from suburbs to a more sustainable urban model, writes Andre Shashaty, president of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.
July 16, 2009, 1pm PDT
Salon's Michael Lind argues that attempts to create "comprehensive reform" of anything is a recipe for disaster.
May 28, 2009, 1pm PDT
While Mike Madden finds President Obama's approach to America's cities is a vast improvement over that of the Bush administration, he wonders why it has yet to deliver on its promise.
May 25, 2009, 5am PDT
We're sorry to be buzz kills. But we've heard this one before. Like in 1990. And 1910. Do the automakers have the juice this time?
March 20, 2009, 2pm PDT
Between the spike in gas prices in 2008 and the current recession, the RV industry is in serious trouble as the market for enormous homes on wheels dries up.
March 13, 2009, 5am PDT
The imminent closing of the Virgin Megastore in New York City may be a sign that the traditional music store will soon be extinct.
January 23, 2009, 6am PST
Plans to scrape hundreds of thousands of acres of the Mojave Desert for solar panel installations may endanger wildlife and are pitting environmentalists against each other.
December 16, 2008, 9am PST
Planners in Washington D.C. are bracing for the arrival of millions of visitors for President Obama's inauguration -- which they expect will overwhelm the parking supply and the public transit system.
December 5, 2008, 2pm PST
A victim of soaring gas prices, a slumping economy and a changing public consciousness, the Hummer appears headed for extinction.
October 24, 2008, 7am PDT
"The rise in mass transit ridership should be great news.
October 19, 2008, 5am PDT
Patrick Smith believes that Senegal's ambitious new airport is not only unnecessary, but in light of the country's massive poverty and environmental problems, actually "obscene."
September 23, 2008, 5am PDT
VP candidate Sarah Palin recently commented on the love and respect she and her fellow Alaskans have for the environment, but locals say that in her time as mayor she 'fouled her own nest.'
June 20, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Chrysler's "Let's Refuel America" campaign promises to subsidize your gas as if you were paying $2.99 a gallon if you buy one of their large vehicles. Cartoonist Ruben Bolling spoofs the thinking behind the program in this cartoon.</p>
June 7, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The cartoon strip 'This Modern World' looks at how gas prices have influenced motorists' selection of motor vehicles in the United States - from the 1970's to 'five minutes from now'.</p>
August 24, 2006, 9am PDT
Five years after the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, new security measures are "sucking the soul" out of urban life.
March 30, 2006, 5am PST
Community groups and individuals across North America are "powering down" and preparing for life after cheap oil.
September 12, 2005, 12pm PDT
Flooded areas are saturated with oil, heavy metals and toxic waste.