The NYC Parks Department is laying out a set of guidelines to prevent parkland from getting swamped by rain and waves.
U.S. mayors are on the front lines of major global and societal change. It’s time for them to lead beyond the limits of their formal powers.
A new exhibit explores the past, present, and future of waste management in New York City.
MTA is instructing staff not to say “ladies and gentlemen” anymore, preferring “passengers” or “riders” instead.
It’s tough to break in to entrenched political systems, even at the local level. Here’s how four women navigated these dynamics in Queens.
Five U.S. cities just lost a critical source of local news. The former LAist editor explains why it’s so troubling that they were silenced.
Paris, Madrid, and Lisbon are making it easier than ever for residents to get a boost as they pedal around town. New York says that’s simply not allowed.
In Nashville and New York, officials are leveraging relationships with companies and nonprofits to get smarter about food usage and disposal.
Climate-resilient design is on the rise. Museums, seeking to protect their priceless art, are on this cutting edge.
Five years after Superstorm Sandy, some effects still linger.
Researchers have unearthed the wasteful habits of households and businesses in Nashville, Denver, and New York—and created a blueprint for curbing them.
A new film from Andrea Mastrovito explores what we truly fear about monsters and the “other.”
A new study suggests that the next few hundred years won’t be smooth sailing.
A team of architects and planners has set out to prove that heaps of waste aren’t an immutable part of a city’s topography.
As gay people and places are more accepted than ever, their bars are dwindling in number—especially for women. Now artists are documenting what these spaces mean to the community.
How Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin turned a book with 200 years of unrealized architectural dreams for five boroughs into a museum show.
The new Netflix show depicts New York City's problems in their most extreme, playfully modeling how the city shouldn’t be.
Making existing buildings more energy-efficient can cost millions of dollars. But under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s new mandate, owners must either upgrade or pay a hefty fine.
New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.
Frederick Wiseman’s joyful new documentary celebrates the local branches as public space.