Official waste management in the Lebanese capital is inadequate. Informal scavengers help fill the gap, but many are refugee children.
Light, air, and hygiene were not just aesthetic preoccupations of the early Modernists: They were the best treatment for tuberculosis at the time.
“When tourists arrive with food that is often very high in calories and in fat, they’re going to very quickly lose their fear of humans.”
Mayor Anne Hidalgo shifted her defense of the pedestrianization plan, winning with an argument that a car ban protects the city’s heritage and tourism.
By replacing Long Island City’s industrial waterfront with native grasses, Hunters Point South Park stands ready to withstand any storm surge.
After a hurricane or tropical storm, mold, which can cause health problems, spreads easily in flooded homes and is difficult (or expensive) to remove.
Six years after Sandy hit New York, waterfront development in the region continues with scant attention to cohesive storm-mitigation strategy.
A ruined view following a wildfire affects property values, but only because it's a painful reminder of risk, economists find.
Will Houston’s data-driven approach help it distribute recovery funds more fairly?
In light of even more dire news about our warming planet, leading thinkers tell us the one thing cities and states could do to cut emissions significantly—and fast.
Coastal erosion and flooding are threatening ancient cities from Tunisia to Italy.
Dutch engineers are renowned for their ability to keep cities dry. But their approach doesn’t necessarily translate to an American context.
Plugging in cars and trucks will be critical to averting climate catastrophe, according to the IPCC. How far has the U.S. come?
NOAA images reveal the storm’s brutal, but uneven, impact on the Florida Panhandle.
Average monthly highs above 86 degrees Fahrenheit increase the probability of mental-health issues, a new study finds.
In little more than a day, a Category 1 storm became a “worst-case scenario” Category 4.
We have good data about flood risks. The challenge is getting it to people when they need it, in a way that’s useful.
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.
Even the largest, most advanced cities are vulnerable to the intensifying storms in the Pacific Ocean.
New research reveals how city size and density affect the transmission of the flu virus.