As a controversy over vacancy in the Bay Area and Los Angeles reveals, advocates disagree about what kind of housing should be built, and where.
A new book reveals how airline flight maps have evolved over the past century, from exoticizing to stylish to more basic.
Behind the dry-as-dust name is a powerful (and controversial) tool for financing urban redevelopment. Here’s a quick guide to understanding TIF.
A new book of vintage brochures, maps, and other park ephemera doubles as a whirlwind tour of American graphic design.
Don’t know your R1 from your FAR? We’re here to explain how zoning laws work, how these ordinances shape your city and neighborhood, and why we fight over them.
Rather than the usual mess of metal, Seattle’s Denny Substation is a work of architecture and a public space—with a controversial price tag.
Photographing strip-club exteriors from Miami to L.A. for his series “Gentlemen’s Club,” François Prost found pink stucco, flashy signs—and lots of parking.
Eight Wright buildings, located around the country, are the first American works of modern architecture that UNESCO deems “of outstanding universal value.”
Bird’s new monthly rental program could force users and cities to reconsider e-scooters as a real mode of transportation. But there are some drawbacks.
Community land trusts and housing co-ops are alternative forms of homeownership that often serve those shut out by traditional markets.
Infrastructure like this makes it clear why Germany continues to produce enthusiasm for public transit, generation after generation.
15 people who changed how we plan, design, think about, and live in cities.
As cities wake up to their housing crises, the problems with single-family-home residential zoning will become too egregious to ignore.
When traffic-clogged highways are expanded, new drivers quickly materialize to fill them. What gives? Here’s how “induced demand” works.
The Salesforce Transit Center, San Francisco’s new bus and (someday) high-speed rail terminal, has been billed as the Grand Central Station of the West. But it might just become the Bay Area’s answer to the High Line.
Is the city really drowning in filth?
You’ve seen the term. But do you really know what it means? Here’s your essential primer.
Nearly all of them look silly, but if taken seriously, they could be a really big deal for urban transportation.
After decades of aggressive “urban renewal” by rich institutions in low-income communities, Columbia’s 1968 protests ushered in an era of community benefits agreements. Why won’t the Obama Center sign one in Chicago?
The campaign has become as much about candidate biographies, super PAC money, and the city’s unique ranked choice voting system as it is about issues like homelessness and property crime.
Kaiser Permanente is pledging $200 million toward fighting homelessness and building more low-cost housing in eight states, plus D.C.