Sarah Goodyear

Courtesy: NAMA to Nature

A Natural Fix for Ireland's 'Ghost Estates'

Gardeners reclaim the half-built McMansions of the Irish countryside.

Courtesy: BMW Guggenheim Lab

BMW Guggenheim Cancels Its Berlin Exhibition Amid Threats of Violence

Left-wing activists threatened to "derail" the project, arguing it would speed gentrification.

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City Superheroes From the Minds of Babes

The Homeless Detective, ADHD Girl and other urban problem-solvers invented by New York City students.

Courtesy: Behind the Beautiful Forevers

The Secret Life of India's Slums

What Katherine Boo's new book teaches us about the country's sky-rocketing inequality.

Flickr/Marcin Wichary

We Need 'Broken Windows' for Traffic Crimes

There's outrage in New York City over how many drivers get away with killing people every year. Here's one idea to help save lives.

MoMA

The American Dream, Revised

A new exhibit explores radical solutions for the nation's housing woes.

Can One of Maine's Emptiest Counties Become an Urbanist Paradise?

One designer's vision to turn Maine's rural Piscataquis county into a 125-acre car-free village.

Courtesy: Pavement to Parks

If You Want Nice People, Make Nice Places

A Pavement to Parks program spruces up public spaces. Will it help keep the homeless away?

Reuters

GPS, Smartphones, and the Dumbing Down of Personal Navigation

Does a controversial new app herald the death of street smarts?

Sarah Goodyear

How a Shy Artist Dealt With Having the High Line Right Outside Her Window

Hyemi Cho never expected to have throngs of tourists peering into her apartment, but she came up with a painterly solution

Sarah Goodyear

You're Now (Sort of) Free to Enter Zuccotti Park

The park opened to visitors again this morning, but significant barriers remain in place

Reuters

Your City is Full of Bees

New York City's newly discovered bee and what it taught me about nature in the most urban of places

StrongTowns

The 'Diverging Diamond' Interchange Is an Abomination

A "recovering" engineer tears apart the latest "complete streets" design trend

Sarah Goodyear

Mapping the Trees of New York, One by One

The TreeKIT project aims to make it easier for residents to help care for neighborhood trees

Courtesy Jonathan Maus, BikePortland.org

Bike Lane Backlash, Even in Portland

The gentrification vs. bicycle infrastructure debate in one of the country's most bike-friendly cities