Mayors Scott Smith of Mesa, Greg Stanton of Phoenix, and Mark Mitchell of Tempe (from left to right) discussed planning for sustainability in their cities Tuesday night at the Mesa Arts Center. (Photo by Vince Dwyer)
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SEED SPOT, a business incubator, plans to bring business to the vacant space along the Washington Street light rail corridor. (Photo by Jessie Wardarski)
The City of Mesa and the Chicago Cubs broke ground Wednesday on a collaborative project to build a new, state-of-the-art complex that will include the spring training headquarters of the Major-league team and the potential future home of the ASU baseball team.
What the City of Tempe really needs to do with the historic Hayden Flour Mill is realize that it’s the best location for a brand-new Starbucks coffee shop. Or another ice cream shop.
On Feb. 21, bow-tie wearing architect William McDonough spoke at Neeb Hall as part of the School of Sustainability’s Wrigley lecture series. His presentation, “Cradle to Cradle Design, Education and A Future of Abundance,” was nothing short of inspiring. McDonough, who is renowned in the worlds of design, sustainability and entrepreneurship, spoke with insight and passion despite being hushed by a cough.
Following the State Department’s advice that the economic, security and environmental implications of the Keystone XL oil pipeline need more research to be completely accounted for, President Obama rejected the hastily-made provision to the payroll tax cut Republicans were banking on to create thousands of jobs Jan. 18.
Ten months after the shooting that claimed the lives of six and injured 13 others, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., is walking, speaking in short sentences and serving Thanksgiving dinner to troops in Tucson.
The ongoing medical marijuana debate continues, and, like many other political arguments, it could benefit from a time-out for more reflection and research.
Criticizing Americans’ consumer habits has become an intellectual cliché, a pastime for professors and AdBusters magazine.
There is power in presence.
Grace Community Church’s proposal to place low-income housing on property where its popular thrift store stands on Apache Boulevard has elicited unrest from neighboring residents.
Despite the Occupy movement being criticized for being a band of disruptive rabble rousers who do not have a clear set of goals, protestors outside Phoenix City Hall on Saturday were focused on making one message clear to the government, as well as anyone who would hear: Corporations’ excessive involvement in government is not benefitting anyone ? except for a wealthy few.
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ much-discussed impact in the fields of leadership, technology and design are inspiring — though, to be fair, not without criticism.
When most people think of architecture, a tall, sleek skyscraper comes to mind. Rooftop gardens and rolling, green hills striped with inviting pathways are usually not things people think of.
Healthy food is the new fast food.
Last Friday, one of my fellow columnists wrote about the seemingly taboo status of religious discussion among college students.
Sunday was the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that shook our nation to the core. But if you think about it, 9/11 never really released us from its firm grip.
Two weeks ago, I wrote that the Tempe campus is an architectural oasis. This week I will add to that statement: It is also a living museum.
President Crow sure tosses around some big ideas. The Slate magazine “Top Right” award winner frequently mentions the global scale, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. Crow’s ambitious designs for the University are not necessarily grandiose, though. These ideas are a model for each Sun Devil’s ideal and complete university experience.