A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Independence Day celebrations are an economic boost for communities. And with budgets tight, there are several ways towns can avoid canceling their shows.
Sustainability is a necessary buzzword for any mega-event, but reality often falls far short.
At the top of the list: Get people on board with annual fare increases.
And other civics lessons from Reykjavík's unconventional former mayor.
The technology craze of the 1890s meant fashion freedom and transportation independence.
The limits to how tall and thin towers can be has more to do with markets than engineers.
Too many agencies favor suburban commuters over inner-city riders.
Pretty well, actually.
A Brooklyn group tracked the history of the city's urban-renewal projects—and gave some still-vacant spots a future.
On the other side of a major U.S. arts building boom, some civic leaders still think that luring cultural centers—no matter the cost—means instant success.
The only change that's coming to the growing laundromat industry is quarters.
Is there a plan to force the gentrification of Detroit through overdue water bills? And should the United Nations take action? The Council of Canadians thinks so.
A budget deal secures the project 25 percent of cap-and-trade revenue moving forward.
In D.C., a bill that would expand the sales tax to include services like health-club memberships has drawn the ire of gym and yoga-studio owners. Here's why it's good for cities—and for consumers.
The mayor of Minneapolis talks about the challenges facing the Twin Cities and collaborative solutions for addressing them.
A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
More and more cities are adding e-cigarettes to smoke-free bans.
Opposition to the Nazi regime declined near the Autobahn faster than everywhere else.