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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Navigating New Orleans During Mardi Gras

Road closures and parade-related barricades make the Crescent City’s Carnival season an urban traffic challenge.

Shannon Sims

Don't Dismiss the Early Signs of a Turnaround in Detroit

The Motor City faces monumental challenges, but it’s too often criticized for its glimmers of hope.

Joe Cortright

What's Behind Declining Transit Ridership Nationwide?

Pick a culprit: The rise of ride-hailing services, budget cuts, cheap oil, or bad service.

Laura Bliss

Chicago Braces for an Austerity Double Whammy

The state of Illinois and the Trump administration are both mulling potentially draconian budget cuts.

Kriston Capps

Why Millions of Americans Never Finish College

Across the country, the same hurdles keep students from obtaining degrees, often putting middle-class jobs with good wages out of reach.

Michael Lawrence Collins and Joel Vargas

Dear AIA: Please Acknowledge Us When We're Alive

An architect makes a plea for fixing her field’s stubborn diversity gap.

Felema Yemaneberhan

Hey New York, Let's Grab a Drink

Join us in Brooklyn on March 1 for a conversation with Geoff Manaugh, the BLDGBLOG blogger and author of "A Burglar’s Guide to the City."