Sarah Goodyear

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.

Want a Healthier City? Prescribe Biking

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

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.

In the Lower Ninth Ward, a Fight Over Height

A plan to construct multi-unit buildings 7 stories tall has led to a battle in New Orleans.

New York Doormen Assert Their Right to Live in the City Where They Work

Employees say that to afford a home in the city, they need a raise.

The Woman Leading Salt Lake City's Transportation Revolution

Robin Hutcheson is part of a new class of female DOT heads stressing alternatives to cars.

An Illustrated History of All the Ways Urban Environments Can Control Us

War of Streets and Houses explores how a city can simultaneously foster and crush social change.

Mapping the Imbalances of New York's Popular, Troubled Bike-Share

Empty and full stations abound in this cash-strapped system.

North Dakota Wants to Help You Find 'the Good Life'

The state is launching a brand-new ad blitz to lure qualified workers.

A DIY Approach to Slowing a City's Cars

Inside one New York group's campaign to lower speed limits from 30 to a much safer 20.

We're Shamefully Bad at Protecting Pedestrians at Events Like SXSW

A few thousand dollars worth of steel bollards might have prevented last night's mayhem.

We Should All Be Eating More Insects, But We Probably Won't—Yet

Why the United Nations is super-focused on bugs as food right now.

A Big Legal Blow to the Rails-to-Trails Movement

How a U.S. Supreme Court decision could endanger thousands of America's recreational trails.

The Big City Bike Parking Negative Feedback Loop

Too often, racks are taken up by the carcasses of bikes that have long been abandoned.

Cute Alert: A Seal Hits Rockaway Beach

We may have the Polar Vortex to thank for its adorable appearance on the shores of Queens.

A Compelling New Documentary Series About Today's Chicago

CNN's Chicagoland manages to capture the drama of running a city.

Mississippi College Towns Are Leading the Fight for Gay Rights

Even as the state considers discriminatory legislation, places like Starkville and Oxford are passing "inclusivity resolutions."

Bike-Share Hits Yet Another Snag in Portland, Oregon

The city planned to unveil its $4 million program in 2014. But Bixi's bankruptcy has officials reconsidering.