A roundup of the best stories on technology, cartography, and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Housing-supply constraints in three cities—New York, San Francisco, and San Jose—add up to a loss of more than 10 percent of U.S. GDP.
Smart planning will be crucial to sustainable growth.
Surat today is a model for how cities can stay one step ahead of disease.
In the scramble to grow, builders have cut corners—harming residents and the future of the city.
A new movement seeks to extend the “co-working” model into small-scale manufacturing to benefit low-income workers.
There’s long been a polarized debate surrounding this type of housing, but that’s finally starting to change.
This visualization shows density peak in 1910, slip in the 20th century, then creep upward after 1980.
How the wide-ranging HIGHRISE documentary film project influenced the lives of a group of Toronto tower residents.
Studies say that lower-income people do better when they live in affluent neighborhoods, but rich people don’t want them there. A few states are seeking ways around that resistance.
For all the growth in cities, new housing still looks incredibly suburban.
There’s “romance” in the master bedroom … and in the master bath.
The South Carolina city handed over protected park space to private developers under dubious terms. Now, residents are fighting back.
A new study tries to determine what a “tolerant” city looks like.
A wave of construction below the earth’s surface aims to make room for the city above.
In Detroit and Baltimore, residents behind on water payments prepare to go without. Why aren’t utilities going after delinquent big companies first?