New Orleans

A New Tool in the Fight Against Hurricanes: Wind Farms?

Tens of thousands of wind turbines could dampen monster hurricanes into plain old bad storms, claim researchers.

Associated Press

An Oil Spill Has Shut Down the Port of New Orleans

At least 26 vessels got caught in the "traffic jam."

Congress for the New Urbanism

Like It or Not, Most Urban Freeways Are Here to Stay

The challenge is to design ways to soften the effects of these necessary evils.

Associated Press

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty of 20 Charges of Corruption

Including conspiracy, bribery charges, wire fraud, and money laundering.

Associated Press

The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter Schools

Late last year, students at several of the city's high-performing charters staged large-scale protests. Why?


Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?

Digital Scholarship Lab

The Quaint Plans for American Cities, as We Envisioned Them 200 Years Ago

New York in 1776, Charleston in 1780, Baltimore in 1801.


How the Streetcar Shaped Post-Katrina New Orleans

The system attracted commercial developers but may have displaced residential ones.


How States Rejecting the Medicaid Expansion Sabotaged Their Biggest Cities

Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.


3 U.S. Cities Are Among the World's Most Vulnerable to Flood Disasters

The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.

Modern Mechanix

How to Ease Congestion in Manhattan? Pave Over the Hudson River

An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Why We Need to Treat America's Poorest Neighborhoods Like Developing Countries

Life expectancy can vary as much as 25 years within some cities. And our current solutions are barely having an impact.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.


In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

NOLA Police

The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.


Housing Status Plays a Surprisingly Large Role in Post-Disaster Distress

Traditionally, researchers have focused on race, class, and gender to explain mental anguish. A new study suggests they've ignored an key factor.


Can a 'Moneyball' Approach Turn Around New Orleans Schools?

Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.

Adam Kushner

Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans

How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.