Plastic bag and Styrofoam bans may seem like small potatoes. But local legislation often inspires bigger fixes.
More people are working from temporary work spaces, changing how we use offices.
The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.
We may not think of architects as cultural heroes. But those who have made breakthroughs in how we live deserve recognition.
Pension pay-outs are a ticking time bomb.
Thousands gathered in Venice last week to discuss the future of cities. But urbanization seems almost impossible to coordinate on a global basis.
Here, you pay for the roads and resources you use, thanks to innovative public-private partnerships.
The debate over how to secure our nation's power grids comes courtesy of yet another climate change-related feedback loop.
There still isn’t a common language or science of cities for the 21st century, but that could change.
Screen-based installations are heading to cities all over the world.
The controversial American Legislative Exchange Council appears to be behind a new effort to unravel local zoning and regulatory authority across the country.
A wetlands restoration project in Boston is a cautionary tale about making bad decisions in the first place.
They used to be radicals, now they're establishment. Has it changed their approach to development?
In the 1950s and 1960s, as Boston was busy razing the West End and plunging ahead with urban renewal, transportation planners were pushing an 8-lane bypass highway.
The historic ballpark fought off demolition and ended up better off for it.
Two recent exhibits highlight American planning's strengths alongside its great weaknesses.
With a wiki to connect citizens, political leaders, urban experts, companies, and organizations, TED tees up the goal of improving the 21st century city.
How America's oil and gas capitol came to design a park at the forefront of green public space.
How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum walked the tightrope between its founder's wishes and a sleek new design