"It may be crazy to swim in the canal," says Christopher Swain. "But what's crazier is that the Gowanus Canal is so messed up."
The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.
Advocates say the latest numbers are encouraging, but the city could still be doing more.
The painter's groundbreaking works trace the journey of African Americans out of the Jim Crow South.
Los Angeles isn't the only jurisdiction that's been forced to confront its sidewalk problems by disability-rights advocates, and it won't be the last.
A new survey of collision reporting practices reveals a ton of room for improvement.
Is "Life Paint" a helpful new technology, or a dubious marketing ploy?
The quality of life in many neighborhoods in the Swedish capital is directly influenced by a decision to almost entirely eliminate cars.
It's not going to solve poverty, for instance. But that doesn't mean it's not worth doing.
A detailed new report tries to quantify the impact better bicycle infrastructure can have in lower income communities.
When cities and states apply tons of it to roads like they did this winter, drinking water supplies can be easily contaminated.
A detailed new report out of Philadelphia finds the type of businesses closest to a parklet play a key role in their success.
The Adventure Cycling Association has just put out six detailed maps and brochures for cyclists planning to tackle the historic highway.
#SaveNYC was inspired by a similar effort to help local businesses in London, but it also has detractors.
Most 15-year-olds don’t spend their spare time studying walkability and public housing. Dylan Gentile is not most 15-year-olds.
The Knight Foundation has announced it will fund a large-scale expansion of Matt Tomasulo's 2012 "WalkRaleigh" project.
Seattle has joined a growing list of major American cities trying out the Swedish approach to reducing traffic deaths.
Yvonne Bambrick's new book is as comprehensive as it is approachable.
A group of Seattle-based safer streets advocates say they've been able to foster a much more civil debate by changing up the language they use.