The city has a surplus of empty commercial buildings that could better serve as residences. And it plans to fine owners who don't convert.
If transit is really to thrive in the United States, agencies need to reconsider their reliance on taxpayer subsidies.
As climate change causes animal species to make big geographic moves, deciding what is and isn't "native" could get tricky—especially when it comes to conservation funding.
Auctioning off Detroit's art collection would reduce the city's debt, not its suffering. Residents shouldn't go for it, even as the price climbs.
An unusual trip down the city's long-dormant waterway hints at an exciting, if complicated, rebirth.
Dow Chemical is pushing an herbicide that contains a component used as a weapon in the Vietnam War.
A digitally preserved program from the city's Star Spangled Banner centennial festivities boasts about an unparalleled new sewer system, among other amenities.
Using "lean" concepts, urban mobility can evolve as rapidly as iPhone apps.
The state has released a brief policy history of its pay-per-mile program.
Hosting the event might not do much for the party or the city.
The state's push to end car-first street planning could ripple across the country.
Many European cities have managed to restrict large worship spaces for Muslims, and this plan is also likely to be controversial.
The deadly virus has already claimed almost 500 lives across West Africa this year, and deforestation could cause that number to keep climbing.
Local councils have no power to regulate how many betting shops pop up or where, and the numbers have gotten out of hand.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
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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.