Urban Planning and Development

High School Students Shed Light on New York City’s Failure to Enforce Environmental Law High School Students Shed Light on New York City’s Failure to Enforce Environmental Law

 A group of high schoolers investigate buses and cars idling longer than legally permitted.

Aug 11, 2010 / StudentNation / Carrie Battan

Living for the City Living for the City

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

Mar 18, 2010 / Books & the Arts / Samuel Zipp

The Art of Public Space The Art of Public Space

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

Aug 12, 2009 / Editorial / Benjamin R. Barber

A Seat on the Bus? 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.

Jul 22, 2009 / Feature / Ben Adler

Ticket to Ride Ticket to Ride

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

Jan 28, 2009 / Feature / Ben Adler

The NAFTA Superhighway 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 governmen...

Aug 9, 2007 / Feature / Chris Hayes

Things Fall Apart 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.

Aug 9, 2007 / Editorial / The Editors

Bourgeois Dystopias Bourgeois Dystopias

The suburbs don't feel suburban anymore.

Jun 10, 2004 / Books & the Arts / Eric Klinenberg

Renewing Urban Renewal 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.

May 16, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Roberta Brandes Gratz

Back to the Back of the Bus Back to the Back of the Bus

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

Dec 7, 2000 / Feature / JoAnn Wypijewski

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