Humans are optimistic by nature — but unfounded optimism can prove disastrous when it keeps us from doing the difficult things that need to be done.
Asbury Park, New Jersey, a town that had seemed to run out of energy, now is attracting new businesses, many of them involved in music and the arts.
With old buildings being put to new uses, St. Louis has a substantial downtown population for the first time in a century.
Columnist David Brooks looks at why places where different sorts of skilled people run into each other are successful — and at a new book on the topic.
A meeting to present this year's Seaside Prize brought together many of New Urbanism's leading lights to discuss the future of city and town building.
Financial firms move out, new businesses and residents move in, and 40 percent of the people walk to work.
Each dollar used on transit was 75 percent more effective at putting people to work than a dollar used for highway work.
It's the tortoise, not the hare, that wins the race.
Young high-tech workers are shunning the land of single-family houses surrounded by patches of lawn.
UPDATE: "Authorities in the south China province of Guangdong Friday [Jan. 28] denied media reports it plans to create the world's largest metropolis," said People's Daily Online.
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