All Articles

Reuters

Why I'm Still Proud of Davis

A town where cops callously pepper-spray students is not the city I know and love

Shutterstock

The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

Flickr/ToolmanTim

In Berlin, Making Street Art That Sings

A street artist’s boombox posters turn cell phones into cassette tapes

Patrick Norguet

A McDonald's for Architecture Snobs

Forget tacky counters and mass-produced booths. This French McDonald's offers a sleek design for the modern family

Reuters

Could London Become the Tech Capital of Europe?

The city used to struggle to keep its start-up talent. Not anymore

Reuters

How Do You Define Who's Homeless in a Recession?

With more families doubled up under the same roof, definitions that determine assistance are being stretched

Reuters

Reducing Air Pollution With ... Glue?

Adhesive sprayed onto London streets aims at cutting particulate levels

Matt Stroud

Why I Love (and Sometimes Hate) My City: Sala Udin on Pittsburgh

The former city councilman has worked for decades to revitalize one of Pittsburgh's most dangerous and deteriorated neighborhoods.

Atlanta, Then and Now (1871 to 2011)

A cartographic comparison of Atlanta, from post-confederate reconstruction to postmodern boom-town

Reuters

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

Reuters

L.A. Opens Up its School Yards

A pilot program allows joint use of school playgrounds by communities in park-poor areas

Jesse Berkowitz

Postcard From Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

New power plants, pictures from space and a fight over a centuries-old newborn twin tradition 

Reuters

Improving Urban Planning in Africa

An interview with Nancy Odendaal, project coordinator of the Association of African Planning Schools

Courtesy Whitehouse.gov

For Once, the Federal Government Gets Sustainability Right

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

metalmonkeymania.com

6 Successful Crowdfunded Public Art Projects

With funding for the arts at an all-time low, these projects still managed to get off the ground thanks to websites like Kickstarter

Robert Kyllo/Shutterstock

Gigabit Cops

A high speed network is changing and augmenting police work in Chattanooga

Reuters

America the Stuck

The U.S. is moving less than ever before—and it's holding back the recovery

Reuters

How Much More Would You Pay to Live Near a Park?

A new survey attempts to put a personal price tag on access to green space

Reuters

Your City is Full of Bees

New York City's newly discovered bee and what it taught me about nature in the most urban of places