Joe Cortright

Brian Snyder/Reuters

It's Time to Change How We Measure Affordable Housing

A cheap home isn’t affordable if it comes with high transportation costs.

Sheng Li/Reuters

Is the Urban Renaissance Over?

The suburbs might be growing faster right now, but don’t be glum about the prospects for urban growth and revitalization.

Mark Kauzlarich/Reuters

Smart Cities Are About People

Cities are organisms, not machines.

Matt Rourke/AP

Why Is Affordable Housing So Expensive?

Limited city budgets and rising building costs create a recipe for disaster.

David Goldman/AP

What Happened to Atlanta's Carmageddon?

When a major freeway closes, the expected gridlock almost never happens. This should teach us something about traffic.

(Flickr: Opengridscheduler)

Driving Faster Doesn’t Make You Happier

It just makes you drive farther.

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Don't Dismiss the Early Signs of a Turnaround in Detroit

The Motor City faces monumental challenges, but it’s too often criticized for its glimmers of hope.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

Don't Demonize Driving, Just Stop Subsidizing It

As a matter of fairness and practicality, drivers should pay for the roads they drive on.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Here’s What’s Wrong With That 'Peak Millennials' Story

The number of young adults is increasing, not declining, and a larger share of them are living in cities.

Ken Lund/CC BY-SA 2.0

Has Louisville Figured Out How to Eliminate Traffic Congestion?

Traffic camera snapshots seem to show that the modest tolls charged on the city’s controversial highway bridge keep commuters away and traffic light.

Andreas Praefcke/CC 3.0

Are the Suburbs Really Back?

The Wall Street Journal claims population growth in the U.S. suburbs is “outstripping” cities. That’s not exactly the case.

Smiley N. Pool/Houston Chronicle/AP

The Downsides of Data-Based Transportation Planning

The quantitative data that’s available is far too limited, and likely to lead us to the wrong conclusions.

Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

Let a Thousand Ubers Bloom

Why more cities should promote robust competition in ride-hailing markets.

Dave Newman/

Portland: Hardly 'A Retirement Community for the Young'

Hey, New York Times: Portland happens to outshine many U.S. cities in entrepreneurship, job growth, productivity—and the elusive "second paycheck."