March 20, 2013, 10am PDT
Fox News ran two articles on the climate for increasing state gas taxes, almost exactly a year apart. The 2012 article is pessimistic about the ability to increase gas taxes while the March 14th one is decidedly upbeat. Why the change, what happened?
January 15, 2013, 1pm PST
Kaid Benfield examines a model 'pocket neighborhood' - Little Rock's Pettaway - which simultaneously improves a declining neighborhood, provides affordable infill housing and applies advanced measures for stormwater control.
December 16, 2012, 9am PST
Lindsey Millar reports on a proposed Creative Corridor plan for Little Rock, calling it “vivid and grandiose, full of all the sorts of things New Urbanists salivate over - a pedestrian promenade, rain gardens, street furniture, [and] LED lighting.."
November 8, 2011, 9am PST
The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opens next Friday in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Holly Finn says "sophisticates" who gripe that the collection should be less remote and more accessible are elitist.
October 4, 2011, 11am PDT
A crosswalk in Little Rock, Arkansas is forbidden to pedestrians from 6am to 6pm every day. Tim McKuin asks, what's the deal?
April 16, 2011, 7am PDT
As funding falters in the private sector, some privately- or university-driven design centers are still pursuing new ideas is urban design and development. <em>Places</em> profiles one at the University of Arkansas.
March 14, 2009, 11am PDT
A kids treehouse in Highland, Arkansas is facing the local Planning and Zoning Commission, who may order its destruction. Is a treehouse a 'structure'?
January 29, 2009, 6am PST
The rock after which Little Rock, AR is named will be excavated to cap off the revitalization of the city's riverfront. No one knows how much of the rock, estimated to be 300 million years old, is left, which raises the question: Is it worth it?
November 17, 2008, 7am PST
The state governments of Missouri and Arkansas are expected to sign an agreement this year to create a watershed and aquifer protection pact geared at controlling water quality from sources that cross state boundaries.
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
August 5, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Early buyers in new housing developments are finding themselves stranded in virtual ghost towns as developers go belly up.</p>
March 18, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The small Arkansas town of El Dorado has experienced an economic rebirth since an oil company offered to pay college tuition and fees for all graduating high school seniors.</p>
September 10, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>Wal-Mart's efforts to reduce waste and operate in an environmentally-friendly manner has fueled a green business boom in an Arkansas town near the corporation's headquarters.</p>
February 8, 2007, 8am PST
<p>Rural colleges are urbanizing their campuses to stay competitive with their peers and keep up with evolving demographic preferences.</p>
January 14, 2007, 7am PST
<p>Proposed design standards in Fayetteville, Arkansas, have developers concerned about rising costs and requirements. Many in the state's third most populous city fear the standards will hamper new development, especially smaller projects.</p>
September 8, 2006, 7am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act when pollution from one state affects a neighboring state. In the absence Of federal involvement, states have started to sue each other.
June 22, 2006, 6am PDT
Due to the ever-growing presence of Wal-Mart, Benton County, Arkansas, is seeing a rising population of Jewish families, and generally high religious diversity.
March 8, 2006, 11am PST
Bentonville, Ark., is the home of Wal-Mart and an "A-list destination for top executives." The economic power of of the County is belied by its rural history, although that is changing as it hurtles "rapidly toward an urban renaissance."
March 2, 2006, 1pm PST
The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty sends an letter to the Mayor and City Council of Fayetteville, Arkansas warning them that a denial of a temple's Conditional Use Permit would violate both the U.S. Constitution and federal law.
The Becket Fund For Religious Liberty
May 23, 2005, 5am PDT
A reporter attends a SmartCode conference and speculates on how New Urbanism principles could help Bentonville, AR -- home of the original Wal-Mart and the company's headquarters.
The Benton County Daily Record
January 29, 2005, 9am PST
Andres Duany and his team of developers are raising eyebrows in a college town.