August 15, 2010, 7am PDT
Jay Walljasper pays a visit to Detroit, and finds an intersection where wealth and Detroit's famous urban decay live cheek-by-jowl.
June 22, 2010, 7am PDT
According to Robert Weissbourd, the secret is "positive mobility"; that is, the ability to be in constant motion, turning over with people and businesses coming and going.
June 7, 2010, 11am PDT
Conservative commentators criticize the Obama administration for supporting 'livability' programs, calling them social engineering. Neal Pierce argues that 'livability' is shorthand for a strategy that tackles a number of serious problems.
May 3, 2010, 10am PDT
Neal Peirce looks at the new concept of "comprehensive community development," which expands the scope of affordable housing to include jobs, schools and public safety.
May 1, 2010, 11am PDT
Anthony Flint looks at how cities around the world are preparing for the predicted rise in sea level due to global warming, and how the Dutch experience with building dikes could be essential.
April 25, 2010, 9am PDT
The Regional Plan Association recently held their Annual Regional Assembly, focused this year on technology and innovation. Thomas K. Wright of the RPA talks about some of the smart ideas that came out of the assembly.
April 18, 2010, 9am PDT
Supermarkets of the future may become the center of neighborhood life, predicts planner Mark Hinshaw.
April 11, 2010, 1pm PDT
Alex Marshall argues that the previous decade saw a dawning awareness of infrastructure and the importance of investing in it, in the United States and around the world.
March 20, 2010, 1pm PDT
Jon Hockenyos makes a radical proposal that cities should establish their own terms for how much local property is worth, free of "market value", in order to unstick frozen property markets.
January 3, 2010, 5am PST
After an extended history of favoring rural areas over metropolitan ones, The World Bank appears to be changing course.
December 21, 2009, 9am PST
An event featuring David Byrne ("Bicycle Diaries) in DC brings out hundreds to hear how to take back public streets from the domination of the auto, and green federal transportation policy as well.
November 30, 2009, 8am PST
Richard Louv proposes that local groups use the land trust model to create small public spaces, or what he calls "button parks."
November 6, 2009, 2pm PST
Neal Peirce says that there is finally light at the end of the tunnel in the debate over homelessness, and a consensus that stopgaps don't work. The real answer is to, duh, give them homes.
October 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
Anthony Flint makes the case for the great need for tools that can connect urban planning strategies and climate change effects.
September 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
Can Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace replace the neighborhood bar, cafe, or hangout? Mary Newsom says no.
September 8, 2009, 2pm PDT
Neal Peirce says this is a 'bonanza decade' for parks, thanks to the many benefits of parks to cities and a 'wow' factor found in some of the newest parks around the U.S., including St. Louis' Citygarden and Manhattan's High Line Park.
June 18, 2009, 2pm PDT
Representatives of the Obama Administration, including VP Biden, were set to be a part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors last week, but they cancelled their appearance so as not to cross a union picket line outside.
May 15, 2009, 6am PDT
Anthony Flint says that we have a lot of work ahead of us to retrofit America for the next century, from replacing water heaters to replacing old government structures with new, more regional ones.
May 9, 2009, 7am PDT
'Dukakis is a rail man,' says Alex Marshall, after the man speak on his history with Amtrak and promoting and building rail in Boston. The cure to our transit woes, according to Dukakis, is competence.
January 16, 2009, 10am PST
As Secretary of Commerce, Herbert Hoover championed the Standard Zoning Enabling Act. Rick Cole argues it is time to leave Hoover's legacy behind.