Laura Bliss

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A Carmaker Talks About What Comes After Driving

Ford’s CEO wants to sell mobility, not just machines.

Courtesy of Marin County

When Planning for Sea-Level Rise Turns to Play

Marin County’s “Game of Floods” teaches citizens how to make tough decisions for the future.

David Goldman/AP Photo

Who's Calling the Shots On Autonomous Vehicles?

As AVs trickle onto city streets, public leaders should set the rules of the road—before the industry does.

Oliver Clasper

Focusing on the Hidden Horror of American Lynchings

A British photojournalist is training his camera on the sites of the South’s ugliest open secret.


Oslo Is on Track for a Car-Free Future

A new film shows the Norwegian capital’s progress on banning cars downtown by 2019.


New York City's Wi-Fi Kiosks Now Include a 'Yelp for Social Services'

The move targets New Yorkers who stand to benefit most from the LinkNYC network in the first place.

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

A Ridiculous City-Branding Campaign We Can Get Behind

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, the city’s PR geniuses figured out that if people are going to roll their eyes, it’s best to be in on the joke.

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Virginia Beach: Still Hating on Anything That's Not a Car

Last year, city officials told transit-loving Millennials to hit the road. Now police are reinforcing a bike ban in a downtown district.

Mark Lennihan/AP Photo

Why Uber Is Promoting Road Pricing

Cities that charge drivers to use gridlocked roads would play well with the company’s aggressive expansion of carpool options.

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Even Healthy-Looking Suburbs Are Dying From Drugs

Some communities are much sicker than they look, according to our analysis of CDC data and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s new county health rankings.

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When Women Walk the City

In a new book, the writer Lauren Elkin excavates the female flâneur in Paris, Tokyo, New York, Venice, and London.

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What Keeps Most American Cities From Decline

Many megaregions would be in Rust Belt mode if they weren’t buoyed by an influx of international job-seekers, Census numbers show. What happens if those people stop coming?

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The Midwest Is in Trouble

New Census estimates show the Snowbelt-to-Sunbelt migration pattern is deepening.

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

A Map of Noisy America

Transportation-related racket affects 97 percent of the U.S. population, and it doesn’t have to be ear-splitting to be a public health menace.

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Remember: Public-Private Partnerships Aren't Free

Roads, bridges, and trains jump-started by investor dollars always come looking for public ones, eventually.


The Cities Trumpcare Would Hurt (and Help)

Under the AHCA, urban centers dominated by poor people of color would feel the most pain.


Want Safer Streets? Take Design Cues From the Snow

It’s never too late for #sneckdown season.

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For Urban Transit, a Hostile Budget

But President Trump’s budget blueprint also targets transportation programs that serve rural Americans.