Politics

Where the World's Best Universities Are

Despite a flagging economy and supposedly waning global influence, America still comes out on top

An Encylopedia of Land Use Codes

Online depository highlights the best city codes throughout history

Honduran Commuters Hurt by Rule to Prevent Drive-By Shootings

Temporary ban on motorcycle passengers will harm mobility in Honduras

Why Sunlight Preservation Should Trump Local Control

Massachusetts is considering a bill that would limit sky rises, despite charges that it violates Boston's right to develop freely

What the 2012 TED Prize Means for ‘The City 2.0’

Conference’s award and prize money aimed at improving global cities

Rehabilitating the Occupy L.A. Park

Emptied of protesters, the park outside Los Angeles City Hall will take months to fix

The Building Code Violation Behind Occupy D.C.'s Sunday Standoff

Protesters were arrested after refusing to come down from the roof of a barnlike structure that had no foundation

The Evolving Fence at the U.S.-Mexico Border

New style of fencing adds to securitized boundary

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Who Should Pay for Aging Water Infrastructure?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Chicago Asks Students to Help It Be More Transparent

A new Northwestern course starting in January tasks undergraduates with shining a light on city government

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How Las Vegas Created One of the Best Water Systems in America

This desert city has figured out innovative ways to cut down on leaks 

Should Composting Be Mandatory?

More cities are following San Francisco’s lead on collecting compostable food waste

Fostering Sustainability in Houston

City programs slowly turn an oil city green

The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space

It's time to have a serious debate about what we really want from our public spaces

For Once, the Federal Government Gets Sustainability Right

A new line of HUD grants will help communities improve their planning, mass transit and walkability

Bloomberg's Long War Against Protests

The New York City mayor's decision to clear out Occupy Wall Street is just the latest example of his autocratic leanings

Missouri Town's Sugar Plum Fairy Fired for 'Naughty' Language

Locals outraged over dismissal of Christmas festival actor

Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

The Coming Showdown at Occupy Wall Street

Tensions rise as protesters await a judge's decision on whether they can reenter the park