March 5, 2014, 11am PST
The city of Providence has announced the first draft of a comprehensive zoning code update—its first since 1994.
June 24, 2011, 9am PDT
A state corporation in China has announced plans to reproduce exactly the Austrian village of Halllstadt, down to the smallest detail. Hallstad residents are both flattered and creeped out.
April 26, 2009, 11am PDT
The park under a new bridge in Providence succeeds in creating an interesting space in the city, and shows that concrete doesn't have to be dull.
April 12, 2009, 7am PDT
Providence, Rhode Island, is rebranding itself as the "Creative Capital." This op-ed argues the city doesn't need a brand, rather it needs to return to the aesthetic values that made it beautiful and successful in the '90s.
September 3, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>Housing advocates, public officials, and urban planners have joined forces in Rhode Island with a pledge of $10 million to support the preservation of open space by building more dense, mixed-use communities.</p>
August 24, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Researchers in Rhode Island find that residents in many parts of the state lack easy access to food.</p>
October 8, 2006, 11am PDT
After decades of ill-designed public housing that kept a clear line between the low-income and everyone else, a new movement is collecting momentum for more accurately integrating public housing into neighborhoods while protecting their character.
September 30, 2006, 11am PDT
A Rhode Island Planning Board has approved regulations requiring developers to build affordable houses in all projects over 6 units.
July 20, 2006, 10am PDT
The planned $222.5 million transit hub will seamlessly link T.F. Green Airport with Providence and Boston by 2009.
July 8, 2006, 9am PDT
Decades of metropolitan growth have outstripped most American cities' ability to provide adequate infrastructure, leaving them extremely vulnerable to disruption.
May 5, 2006, 6am PDT
New England's second biggest city is experiencing a wealth of revitalization, and nowhere else is it more evident than in downcity, a district reconceptualized by Andres Duany in the 1990's.
November 4, 2005, 5am PST
Though the practicality of the Congress for the New Urbanism's Mississippi charettes have been called into question, Providence Journal editor David Broussat wonders what all the fuss is about.
October 1, 2005, 9am PDT
Scott Wolf, executive director of Grow Smart Rhode Island, proposes a "bold" strategy for maintaining Rhode Island's rural communities.
September 25, 2005, 7am PDT
"How easy it has been for a school committee to go to the municipal voters and say that a new school may be built on cheap land out on the fringes of town or otherwise distant from most of the scho
May 2, 2005, 10am PDT
Citing economic reasons the University of Rhode Island announced that it will begin the process of closing down one of two publicly funded graduate planning programs in New England.
January 6, 2005, 2pm PST
Universities are investing heavily in Providence, RI.
September 17, 2004, 6am PDT
New rail line's two stations would significantly reduce commuter traffic on highways into Providence.
August 25, 2004, 10am PDT
David Brussat criticizes Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Daniel Libeskind, and wonders if architecture has "hit the bottom".
May 28, 2004, 6am PDT
This New England city has one of the lowest number of urban trees per capita.
May 14, 2004, 1pm PDT
Bristol, RI seeks to protect historic districts, by adopting strict guidelines for chain stores and franchises.