Marcus Westbury’s new book, Creating Cities, describes the small-scale fixes that helped Newcastle, Australia.
Hidden by the steady, optimistic jobs reports in recent months is the fact that unemployment rates for Americans 55 and older have been increasing.
Sociologist Bruce Western explains why the rate of incarceration is so high for young black men in the U.S.
Despite the nation’s recent financial setbacks, these metros will contribute to future global prosperity.
If a goal of the train is to reduce car-reliance, why does a new rendering show a big surface lot?
At MIT’s AgeLab, researchers work on autonomous wheelchairs, neighborhood design for the cognitively impaired, and a host of other strategies to prepare for the “silver tsunami.”
The $30 Candea bottle glimmers as if filled with nuclear waste.
The Pearl River Delta has gone from mostly rural to the world’s largest urban area in three decades.
A Pew report estimates 295,000 babies born to unauthorized immigrants in 2013—much lower than the Trump campaign suggests.
Artist Ramiro Gomez showcases the meaningful work of gardeners, nannies, and housekeepers.
The Ferguson Commission’s new report makes the simple case for consolidating the municipalities that make up St. Louis County.
With skilled pilots needed in an increasing number of industries, students hope to enter a potentially lucrative occupation.
Flame retardants are potentially harmful to human health. Here’s where to find couches that don’t contain them.
Consumer goods are increasingly made of synthetic materials and coatings. The carcinogens they give off when they burn could be driving high cancer rates among first responders.
You don’t need to zone out in front of YouTube and drink stale coffee.
Customers have more say than you might expect.
A majorly diminished Sierra Nevada snowpack is something we should get used to, say researchers.
Rural-to-urban population moves have changed the landscape of the poor in the last 50 years.
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