June 11, 2017, 11am PDT
The power and process of boards that take control of a city or territory's finances is becoming more generalized, although they affect local democracy, impose austerity measures without controls, and lack mechanisms to evaluate their efficiency.
June 6, 2017, 12pm PDT
States and cities are reacting to President Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday. Three states formed the U.S. Climate Alliance; by Monday, it had grown to 13. Initially 30 mayors signed in support; it's now over 200.
July 26, 2010, 10am PDT
The oldest city in the Americas bans cars from its colonial streets and outlines a plan to make San Juan more livable. David Soto gives us a look at this ambitious plan.
November 4, 2009, 10am PST
Puerto Rico seems to be at the head of the pack in terms of jobs created by the federal stimulus bill. But the news isn't all sunny from the island territory, as the governor moves to slash thousands of public sector jobs.
Christian Science Monitor
March 14, 2006, 1pm PST
The San Juan municipal government (Puerto Rico's capital city) will penalize anyone who uses public structures such as lampposts and bridges to display posters and ads.
May 27, 2003, 10am PDT
Puerto Rico's Secretary of Public Works illustrates the potential for an integrated mass transit system in conjuction with the opening of San Juan's new heavy rail system.
May 4, 2003, 9am PDT
The U.S. Navy leaves the Vieques leaving behind a contaminated site that may added to the Superfund list.
March 20, 2003, 2pm PST
Facing challenges of depleting resources and population growth, a call is made for Authorities in Puerto Rico to implement the sustainable development vision that is stated in its public policy.
February 26, 2003, 1pm PST
How to foment the development of a new "entrepreneurial class" in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico by actually promoting those now called "smart growth" principles.
January 22, 2002, 1pm PST
Plans are being developed around an upcoming Urban Train alignment with a Livable Communitities and New Urbanism focus.
October 18, 2001, 7am PDT
Puerto Rico's "Urban Train" is a bold experiment that is similar to efforts by other U.S. cities to fight sprawl with train systems. But there are some differences.