March 15, 2017, 8am PDT
Concerns about affordability and cultural identity are emerging in Mexican-American and African-American neighborhoods in Tucson.
February 16, 2017, 9am PST
The West's largest coal power plant and two Ohio coal plants will be closing, and the coal mines that supply them may shutter as well. The Arizona utility "is tired of overpaying for power," words that surely the president should understand.
The Washington Post - Energy and Environment
February 7, 2017, 9am PST
Pulling in community members and a network of local nonprofits, Phoenix's "Spaces of Opportunity" is an attempt to make urban farming something more than a catchphrase.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 19, 2017, 9am PST
A light rail extension that will reach South Phoenix took a crucial step forward last week.
January 2, 2017, 7am PST
Michigan has joined a small but growing list of states that have passed laws prohibiting municipalities from banning single-use plastic bags or charging for bags, as is done in California. Critics assail it as an 'attack on local control.'
December 27, 2016, 11am PST
Experts expect the Phoenix region, a hot bed for the negative effects of the housing crash of the Great Recession, to become one of the nation's strongest housing markets in 2017.
December 27, 2016, 6am PST
California's loss is Arizona's gain. That's how Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey see's Uber's decision on Thursday to haul their fleet of self-driving Volvos from San Francisco to Arizona after the company refused to secure the necessary operating permits.
November 22, 2016, 2pm PST
The first step of character-based zoning is extracting local DNA. Hazel Borys reviews Tucson's highlights for Sonoran Desert inspiration.
November 14, 2016, 1pm PST
A pilot program in Phoenix looks to add art, lighting, seating and other amenities to beautify and make use of the city's alleyways.
October 7, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine a built environment that starts from a central location of Scottsdale, Arizona, sprawling outwards until it covers 70 percent of all land on Earth.
October 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
A landscape architect in Tucson shares a professional lament: intrusive, ugly utilities.
September 7, 2016, 2pm PDT
The reservoir on the Colorado located above the Grand Canyon is dropping fast. A new study proposes a contingency plan to reduce the risk of catastrophe.
August 26, 2016, 10am PDT
Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, explains how the impacts of California’s historic drought are already changing the landscape of the American Southwest.
July 28, 2016, 6am PDT
A city famous for tall palm trees wants to find some shade.
June 23, 2016, 6am PDT
As climate changes in the Rockies and the southwest, Lake Powell is gradually shrinking. The debate over Glen Canyon Dam is on again, and this time environmentalists aren't the only ones against it.
June 20, 2016, 7am PDT
Phoenix, once described as 'the world’s least sustainable city' is focusing growth on its downtown and investing in light rail and bike share to attract high tech companies and workers.
June 11, 2016, 5am PDT
A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration documents the increasing frequency of nuisance floods and "clear-sky flooding."
March 21, 2016, 11am PDT
Expect EPA to be radically downsized and stripped of much of its authority should a Republican become the next president. Democrats haven't stepped up to their defense as one might expect after the mishandling of the Flint water crisis.
December 27, 2015, 1pm PST
A streak of landmark years for public transit in Sun Belt cities from the West Coast to the Florida Panhandle will continue in 2016.
December 11, 2015, 7am PST
Eric Balken makes the case that Lake Powell, anchored in place by the Glen Canyon Dam, is too inefficient a reservoir during times of water scarcity. Lake Mead, he says, is more than up to the task.