Activists turn to creative videography in their efforts to allow fourplexes throughout the city.
The beleaguered system looked outside its own ranks for ambitious new fixes.
Architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne has become the city’s first chief design officer, tasked with making sure the development juggernaut doesn’t get ahead of urban-design principles.
Los Angeles struggles with inequality and the threat of natural disasters turbocharged by climate change. Its new resilience plan seeks to address both issues at once.
American cities’ preoccupation with helmets might undermine more effective ways to protect cyclists.
The origins of and potential solutions to California’s housing crisis, explained.
No, the D.C. Streetcar isn’t scrapping its fleet and shutting down. But there’s a reason why so many critics of the system thought it was.
While the world focuses on the battle for Amazon HQ2, the other tech giants are consolidating their own urban fiefdoms.
The largest study of its kind ever conducted reveals just how how costly the scourge of traffic is in the world’s greatest cities.
High drama at City Hall—involving race, tech money, and politics—lays bare the city’s simmering tensions.
For boosters and residents in the many cities left behind in the HQ2 sweepstakes, it was a day of sadness, anger, regret, and tweeting.
A new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent.
January 1 has historically been a deadly day for pedestrians and car crashes. Here are some of the many programs intended to mitigate the New Year’s Eve risk.
Since 2007, utilitarian safety videos have steadily been replaced by self-parodying, pop culture riffs. Here’s how it happened.
On paper, Canada’s National Housing Strategy is a historic victory for housing activists, but many questions remain about how it will be applied in practice.
The most serious effects of the House and Senate proposals would unfold over years for urban citizens.
While its shuttered department stores cause headaches around the U.S., Sears’s massive 1920s warehouses represent a triumph of post-industrial urbanism.
A new Google campus in San Jose will be a chance for the tech giant to pioneer a more equitable form of urban development—and regain public goodwill.
Illinois politicians agree that Chicago’s Thompson Center should be replaced. Architects and preservationists beg to differ, and a new documentary presents their case.
Long neglected in transportation planning, popular jogging and biking routes are getting more attention thanks to new data collected by Strava.