Because “smart growth” can sound like code for “the rest of you are dumb.”
HonestBuildings.com aims to be a sort of LinkedIn for the build environment.
San Francisco and Philadelphia are the first major U.S. cities to install innovation officers. What exactly do these guys do, and will their stodgy government colleagues let them get away with it?
In an era of fewer resources, police could solve more crimes faster if they could leverage the Big Data long buried within their own departments.
Why we can't stop looking at photos of absurdly small houses and apartments.
One Washington builder asked neighbors what kind of store should fill an empty building. Is this the future of urban development?
For one thing, the rats move in.
Imagining a future without lights and stop signs.
An expansive new database could change the way Americans think about where we can afford to live.
With his signs removed by the city, we checked in with the project's founder on his next move.
The longtime resident, the dog-poop vigilante and 18 other archetypes.
Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.
Unlike Europe, the U.S. hasn't had a rash of mass urban violence in a generation.
It's about time.
The OpenPlans.org team wants to see if it can quantify what makes one street nicer than another.
A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.
Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.
There's evidence the presence of a big box store in the city center helps reduce the amount most people drive.
Plus a look back at some of our favorite recent tactical urbanism installations.