Development

Pre-Sprawl Aerial Images: 'The Next Best Thing to a Time Machine'

Compare every corner of Connecticut, from 1934 to today.

Tips for Selling the 'Urban' Experience to Suburbanites

Often, bringing sustainable development to the suburbs is all about helping communities get over their fear.

The Death and Life of Little Havana

While its historic character and culture has been strong for the last 50 years, the neighborhood's re-emergence is complicated by uncertainties.

Facts and Fictions of D.C.'s Gentrification

Urban comebacks like the District of Columbia's can come at a price. This past week showed how sore a subject this still is.

Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

Does Neighborhood Rebranding Work?

Three international case studies illustrate the challenges of re-naming a place.

The Cost of Sprawl on Clean Water

The way we grow could have a major impact on water quality in the future.

How Dogs Saved a Los Angeles Neighborhood

Pet-friendly policies created a livelier, more vibrant downtown.

A New Vancouverism

Moving beyond the City of Glass.

How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium

Why Denver's Coors Field succeeded while Phoenix's Chase Field was a bust.

Near Our National Parks, to Build or Not to Build?

Voters in tiny Tusayan, Arizona, will soon have their say on a proposed megaproject near the Grand Canyon.

The Hidden Cost of Africa's Air Traffic Boom

New routes are springing up across the continent. Is this a good thing for Africans?

Tactical NIMBYism

A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.

How a Civic Engagement Campaign Saved Ecuador's Biggest City

The revival of Guayaquil offers a powerful model for urban recovery

A Fight for the Future of San Diego

Officials think they crafted a balanced regional transportation plan; two environmental groups, and the state Attorney General, don't

Landscape Absurdism: Las Vegas

The Nevada city's craziest urban designs, as seen from space

The Bike Share Station Sponsorship Dance

As developers look to latch on to the popularity of bike sharing, winners and losers emerge

A New Vision for D.C.'s Abandoned Streetcar Tunnels

Plans are once again underway to bring Dupont Circle's tunnels back to life—but will the neighborhood get behind it?

Detroit's New Bridge Is Going Nowhere

A local billionaire is bent on keeping control of Detroit's main connection to Canada, even if he has to stall the development of a new one indefinitely