Sarah Goodyear

America's Homeless Kids Crisis

The number of students without a home has hit a record high, according to new data from the Department of Education.

Why Bike-Share Fans Should Be Concerned About a New Allegation in Minnesota

The financial woes of Montréal-based Bixi seem to be spreading, and a lot of questions remain.

5 Bold Ideas for Reinventing the Coastline After Hurricane Sandy

Rebuild by Design's innovative solutions for a future when rising sea levels reconfigure the East Coast beyond recognition.

Saved From Demolition: The Cleveland House Where Langston Hughes Became a Writer

A teenaged Hughes rented an attic room, where he cooked himself hot dogs and rice and wrote for his high school literary magazine.

A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit

The city's emergency manager has approved a deal to turn scores of blighted properties into a lush green space with maple and oak trees.

A Tour of a Whole Country That Has 'Transformed Itself for Cycling'

How the Netherlands is treating new residential developments in smaller cities and suburbs.

The Grim Math of the Working-Class Housing Crisis

What happens when skyrocketing rents meet stagnating wages among low-income workers? U.S. cities are finding out.

The Most Widespread Environmental Carcinogen? The Air We Breathe

A ground-breaking new report finds that air pollution – not any one contaminant – is the "leading environmental cause of cancer deaths."

The Rise of the Bicycle-Friendly Suburb

Bike infrastructure has become a hot amenity that can help municipalities draw new residents.

Kolkata Tries to Reduce Traffic in the Worst Possible Way

Officials recently decided to prohibit people form using bicycles on nearly 200 streets in the central city during the day.

The Politics of Fear Surfaces in New York Mayor's Race

Joe Lhota's "white woman clutching a subway pole with a black man in the background" moment.

What We Can Do About Kids Killed by Cars

In the 1970s, the Dutch launched an effort to "stop the child murder" by drivers. Could the U.S. do the same?

The City Where Bicycles Rule the Road

And how it got that way.

Yo, Cops, Get Out of the Bike Lane!

A new Tumblr documents NYPD vehicles obstructing the city's much-vaunted dedicated bike infrastructure.

What Role Should Police Play in Preventing Traffic Deaths?

"You're going to have accidents," says New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

'What We Haven't Figured Out Is the Question of Gentrification'

Brutal honesty from New York City's planning director.

The Plain Math of Disaster Preparedness: 'Every Dollar We Spent Saved 5 Dollars in Future Losses'

Lessons from the Great Flood of 1993.

Could Bixi's Financial Problems Affect Bike-Share in New York, D.C. and Beyond?

The Montréal company that supplies bicycles and docking stations for major U.S. cities is suffering from major cash flow issues.

Sometimes When Violence Strikes, It Can Be Easy to Overlook What Went Right

A stabbing attack in New York's Riverside Park acts as a reminder about the way cities really work.