February 21, 2013, 7am PST
The Providence Arcade, thought to be America's oldest enclosed shopping mall, suffered the same fate as many of its 20th century brethren when it was shuttered in 2008. A developer seeks to revive the building as a mixed-use "micro-loft" complex.
December 4, 2012, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of the Interior has cleared the way for what could become the first offshore wind projects in the country. Next year, lease sales will be offered on 278,00 acres of land off the coasts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia.
February 8, 2011, 2pm PST
The town of Cranston, Rhode Island came to the realization that hundreds of stop signs -- almost a third of the stop signs in town -- were not installed by the city. Are these the work of a rogue urban planner?
January 19, 2011, 1pm PST
In Providence, Rhode Island, a team of young developers are breathing new life into an old factory complex. But it's not your typical condo conversion.
July 22, 2010, 1pm PDT
Airports are becoming more than airports, with an increasing number expanding their services to being multimodal transit hubs.
December 24, 2009, 11am PST
Instead of encouraging shopping, as the city had hoped, free downtown parking has been occupied by downtown workers.
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.
December 28, 2008, 11am PST
The U.S. Census Bureau released its report for the year ending July 1, 2008. It showed that the effect of the recession was to reduce domestic migration from the Northeast and Midwest to the West and Sunbelt. Utah was the fastest growing state.
August 1, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>A $300 million mixed-use development is bringing new life to a long-neglected industrial district of Providence, RI.</p>
May 28, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Representatives in North Providence, RI are attempting to save a site used for a camp for inner-city youth from developers, and may resort to using eminent domain to do so.</p>
October 5, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The leader of an artist's collective was recently charged with trespassing after he was found by security guards inside a small furnished room his group had secretly built more than four years ago on mall property.</p>
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>
December 31, 2006, 5am PST
<p>The New England region's population growth rate continues to drop below that of the nation as a whole, measuring at a rate of just 0.2 percent between July 2005 and July 2006. This compares with a national growth rate of about 1 percent.</p>
December 30, 2006, 9am PST
<p>A study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that nutrient pollution in New England and the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 15 years, due to pesticide use, stormwater runoff, and sewage leaks.</p>
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
November 29, 2006, 9am PST
<p>Even with variety of housing options for seniors, the state still has a long waiting list for units affordable to low-income people.</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 25, 2006, 1pm PDT
The opening of the Promenade at the Foundry, a 220-unit redeveloped rental complex in Providence's mill district, underscores Providence's continuing revitalization.