Politically, that is.
They play an important role in building community, and nightlife advocates say that needs to be taken more seriously by officials.
Other areas, not so much.
The French capital, under Mayor Anne Hidalgo, could be a model for how cities can mitigate and plan for climate change. But change has not come easily.
Vacant properties add up to more than eight times the size of Central Park. The city could do more to encourage short-term uses of these spaces.
A new tower development in the city’s harbor has a clear inspiration from U.S. and Canadian cities. But is it right for low-rise Amsterdam?
A sparkling new museum on the waterfront opens with high hopes of putting an underexposed city on the map. Will it succeed?
Britons who live outside the capital consider it too expensive and crowded for them to live there, a new report finds.
An earthquake hit the city in July 1963, killing over 1,000 people and leaving 200,000 homeless. The inventive, vernacular-influenced designs behind the rebuild are worth celebrating.
When activists occupied a long-vacant building, the police response seemed to confirm suspicion that the state is siding with landlords.
A major new investment makes clear: It’s not all about Paris anymore.
The Italian city is imposing a €500 fine for eating in some popular, crowded areas.
The city is looking to the ubiquitous building type from its Communist past to help solve a housing crunch.
Protesters have vandalized several of the city’s new range of eco-urinals for giving men priority over women.
Taking a class with a diverse group of Londoners helped me see the city and my neighbors in an altogether different light.
As seen in this 1968 newsreel, not even Elizabeth II’s odd, feathered hat could enliven the modern transit hub at its grand opening.
A 1970 film celebrates the construction of Thamesmead, the largest housing project development in the city’s history.
Centrumeiland will soon hold hundreds of affordable homes with the lightest of possible carbon footprints.
A clip charting the redevelopment of the city of Aylesbury shows its age.
They’re getting shoes, taking shelter in tunnels, and finding other ways to keep cool in the dangerous heat.
Last year, London appointed a chief advocate for a 24-hour city. Now a major nightlife hub plans to impose a curfew, and opponents want to know why she won’t do more to stop it.