August 18, 2004, 11am PDT
Great cities do not necessarily have impressive skylines, but 'streets, plazas and parks where people gather to shop, play.'
June 11, 2004, 8am PDT
Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution summarizes the challenges faced by a region on the rise.
May 17, 2004, 12pm PDT
An urban soil conservationist builds a backyard pond to stop his storm water erosion; now a local developer is interested in the idea.
March 23, 2004, 8am PST
After years of expanding primarily in rural and suburban locations, the giant retailer begins to adapt to more urban locations.
February 11, 2004, 10am PST
Disney theme parks--traditionally sensitive to the needs of people with disabilities--have banned the popular transportation machine.
December 22, 2003, 11am PST
H&R Block's decision to build its headquarters in Kansas City's South Loop area marks a turning point for the long-neglected neighborhood.
August 9, 2003, 5am PDT
Kansans are outraged at a research study that scientifically concludes that the state of Kansas is flatter than a pancake.
July 5, 2003, 5am PDT
A favorable review of the regional mass transit plan for the Kansas City area.
May 14, 2003, 12pm PDT
Midwest-based Urban Coeur Development is combining historically rehabilitated lofts and commercial space with new construction townhomes to create a new boulevard park community in the heart of Kansas City's downtown neighborhoods.
May 6, 2003, 12pm PDT
Accordint to a report by an affordable housing coalition, housing cost are still too expensive despite wage increases.
March 17, 2003, 9am PST
Cities are investing in cultural development projects, hiring international architects, and building and unique architecture to aid revitalization.
January 9, 2003, 5am PST
Dan Burden is on mission to make America's cities walkable -- and livable.
December 5, 2002, 8am PST
Recent studies by the Center for Disease Control links low density environments to inactivity and obesity.
October 29, 2002, 9am PST
The Kansas City Star publishes the last installment in a five-part series on fixing downtown.
October 21, 2002, 10am PDT
Downtown Kansas City needs to create places so compelling that people can't not go downtown.
October 16, 2002, 12pm PDT
Kansas City officials are asking municipal workers and the public to remove illegal signs.
October 16, 2002, 11am PDT
A $119 million redevelopment proposal with "a huge splash of color" is scheduled to be reviewed by the Kansas City planning commission.
October 14, 2002, 12pm PDT
Part 4 of a six-part series focused on the redevelopment of downtown Kansas City.
October 10, 2002, 6am PDT
Kansas City, Mo. fashions zoning regulations to preserve the character of a vital historic neighborhood.
October 9, 2002, 10am PDT
Kansas City is weighing its options for reviving its historic but empty downtown.