Sarah Goodyear

Mike Simons/Tulsa World

A Photographer Walks Through Tulsa

Mike Simons of the Tulsa World is traveling on foot in the parts of his city that most people drive through as fast as they can.

Zachary Tyler Newton (Van Alen Institute)

The Quest to Measure the Brain's Response to Urban Design

"It's the holy grail for architects."

How Not to Lock a Bike Like an Idiot

Tips from an exasperated New York City bike mechanic. 

Shutterstock

How One Suburb Made School Buses Obsolete

The key is density, and locating schools in the town's core.

A New Map Gives New Yorkers the Power to Report Traffic Hazards

Used well, it could serve as a powerful example of a city's ability to mine the collective knowledge of its residents for good.

Shutterstock

How E-ZPass Lanes Could Make Premature Births Less Common

The automated tolls cut down on air pollution, which in turn improves the health of pregnant women.

Progressive Architects, Cairo

Designing Buildings for Children With Autism

And what it can teach us about architecture.

Shutterstock

What Does 'Livable' Mean to Older Americans?

Turns out, we're not good at anticipating the kind of community we'll need as we age.

Shutterstock

The Strange Case of a Brooklyn Warehouse Full of Thousands of NYPD-Seized Bicycles

One family's struggle to obtain evidence in the death of their son raises a number of questions. 

Shutterstock

Has Manhattan Become Too 'Manhattanized'?

Midtown is a hive of construction, with one luxury tower after another replacing older buildings. What's being lost?

Reuters

Will Bill de Blasio Actually Ban New York's Famous Carriage Horses?

The mayor's proposed ban faces an uphill political battle.

How Mississippi Businesses Are Fighting a New LGBT Discrimination Law

"If you're buying, we're selling."

connell/Shutterstock.com

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Feminine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Women cyclists share their stories. 

Reuters

The Bixi Bike-Share Bankruptcy Saga Just Got Even More Interesting

It's looking like Canadian furniture magnate and adventurer Bruno Rodi will step in to save the troubled firm. 

Oakland Police Beat

The Scary Things You Learn From 23 Years of Oakland Police Records

A new website is putting the Department under a microscope. They don't come out looking so good.

AP

In the U.S., a Quick Walk to the Store Is a Rare Thing Indeed

Very few American cities offer residents the easiest way to grab healthy food fast. 

If You Love Street Photography, This New Documentary Is a Must-See

Vivian Maier took thousands of riveting pictures of urban life. But she died without ever showing anyone.

Reuters

Want a Healthier City? Prescribe Biking

In Boston, a new program empowers doctors to give low-income patients a cheap bike-share membership.

Shutterstock.com

A Ranking of the Most Sprawling U.S. Metro Areas, and Why You Should Care

Sprawl correlates with higher rates of obesity, traffic fatalities, ozone pollution, and lack of social capital.