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Urban Planning and Development

Urban Planning and Development news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 18, 2010

    Living for the City

    There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.

    Samuel Zipp

  • August 12, 2009

    The Art of Public Space

    Filling the empty streets and turning pedestrian piazzas into true commons.

    Benjamin R. Barber

  • July 22, 2009

    A Seat on the Bus?

    Mass transit fares are going up and services are being cut. Meanwhile, federal stimulus money favors new projects over maintaining existing systems.

    Ben Adler

  • January 28, 2009

    Ticket to Ride

    The greenest way to lift the country out of a deepening recession is to put people to work building mass transit.

    Ben Adler

  • August 9, 2007

    The NAFTA Superhighway

    The NAFTA Superhighway is a total myth. But the private Trans-Texas Corridor is all too real, foretelling a future America in which globalism and crony capitalism eclipse government as the provider of public services.

    Chris Hayes


  • August 9, 2007

    Things Fall Apart

    The Minneapolis bridge collapse should prod all presidential candidates, especially Democrats, to come up with real plans to fix our crumbling infrastructure.

    The Editors

  • June 10, 2004

    Bourgeois Dystopias

    The suburbs don't feel suburban anymore.

    Eric Klinenberg

  • May 16, 2002

    Renewing Urban Renewal

    One of the things we do not do well in this country is learn from our mistakes. This is particularly true in the strengthening and rejuvenating of cities.

    Roberta Brandes Gratz

  • December 7, 2000

    Back to the Back of the Bus

    Montgomery's transit system isn't segregated anymore. It barely exists.

    JoAnn Wypijewski

  • November 30, 2000

    Talking With ‘Red Ken’

    London's new mayor is Thatcher's old nemesis. Is he also a leading indicator?

    Maria Margaronis and D.D. Guttenplan