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  • Las Cruces, N.M.

    You could say Las Cruces is under siege, invaded by hordes of military families and active seniors. As a result, development and home construction are up.

  • Bismarck-Mandan, N.D.

    The energy economy is what drives the paired cities of Bismarck and Mandan, the nation's 72nd fastest growing metropolitan area.

  • AIA, USGBC to Form 'Strategic Alliance'

    The AIA and the U.S. Green Building Council have announced plans to form a partnership for the advancement of the group's shared sustainability goals.

  • Providence, R.I.

    Providence is steeped in history, but a state budget deficit scrapped the historic tax credit, putting preservation-minded developers in a bind.

  • Coral Gables, Fla.

    Coral Gables has always taken development seriously, and if city leaders have their way, it might become a highly sustainable city.

  • Middleton, Wis.

    Two decades ago, Middleton adopted a New Urbanist approach to development. The result is a city that still feels manageable, even as it grows.

  • Frank Harmon to Design HQ for AIA North Carolina

    The AIANC building will be the first time an AIA component has built its own headquarters from the ground up.

  • Little Rock, Ark.

    Little Rock has experienced a resurgent urban core over the past decade, thanks to more than $1 billion in building and transit investments.

  • Bozeman, Mont.

    A popular place to live, Bozeman has been struggling with how to preserve its past without limiting the possibility for growth.

  • Juneau, Alaska

    Juneau is the only state capital with a glacier just minutes from downtown, one reason it saw a 4 percent growth in tourists last year.