Under Trump, an Obama-era transportation grant program designed to fund innovative multi-modal projects became a rural highway-building machine.
Also: The Paris Metro is full, and how Ronald Reagan halted the early anti-gentrification movement.
Also: How cities and states can stop the incentives madness, and reviving the utopian dreams of Tony Garnier.
As the District lagged on its Vision Zero goals, bike and pedestrian advocates in Washington turned traffic fatalities into a rallying cry, and got results.
Also: How Seattle’s city council race became the Amazon election, and how communities can build psychological resilience to disaster.
Also: The changing demographics of America’s suburbs, and the slave revolt reenactment taking over New Orleans.
Also: Smashing the great pumpkin-waste problem, and California’s wildfires are not a morality tale.
Also: The sum of all 2020 Census fears, and how airline deregulation contributed to America’s regional inequality.
Also: How “Blade Runner” and sci-fi made everything dystopian, and Donald Trump was never a real New Yorker.
Also: The particular creativity of dense urban neighborhoods, and how Helsinki built “book heaven.”
Also: It’s getting riskier to bike and walk after dark, and America has a Halloween costume equity gap.
Also: Uber’s beef with Los Angeles is bigger than data, and urban and suburban lifestyles are more similar than you think.
At CityLab DC, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl described how playing in bands changed his life—and what cities can do to cultivate their scenes.
Also: California’s electricity future is in flux, and more dispatches from CityLab DC.
Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Asphalt Art Initiative wants to bring a boost of color to the streets of America’s small and mid-size cities.
Also: Watch the CityLab DC event livestream, and why Chile’s massive protests started with a subway fare hike.
Also: Nashville’s Kurdish community is angry with Trump, and can green license plates plug electric cars?
Also: Parakeets are taking over Europe, and Minneapolis understood that NIMBYism has victims.
Also: How to see fall colors without a car, and the new MoMa is open for business.
Also: Why the ‘World Series’ isn’t a misnomer, and the utopian vision that explains Renaissance fairs.