A silver lining.
People around Boston didn't stay inside Friday because the city forced them to. And this distinction matters.
Boston lifts its "shelter in place" order with the remaining suspect still at large.
29 percent of the city's population is foreign born.
The rise of smart phones and WiFi mean we can now work from anywhere. Should that turn the entire built environment into an office?
Connecting underserved people to grocery stores may be easier than building new ones. But what's a shopper to do with groceries on a crowded bus?
Data about traffic accidents that nearly happen could help prevent collisions that actually do.
Sometimes, it can be in a city's best interest to encourage the people who do it.
Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.
Why do retailers, restaurants and grocery stores stay out of communities that can afford (and want) them?
This is more true than ever in the digital age.
More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?
It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.
The Texas city gets started on a broad downtown improvement plan in dramatic fashion.
An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.
Also: unmarried couples and poor families.
In short: The books should be more prominent than ever.
Playground furniture for grownups, too, that reminds city-dwellers how to cooperate.
The city's new Complete Streets Design Guidelines creates a paradigm shift in how road crews and transportation workers should look at shared streets.