Houston’s infamous lack of zoning could become a climate-policy asset as the sprawling Texas metropolis attempts to steer a more sustainable course.
Escalated efforts to get homeless and unsheltered people off the streets during coronavirus can serve us long after the crisis is over.
The story of one investor trying to revitalize a crumbling block in Birmingham, Alabama, shows how little value American institutions place on black properties.
A New York City councilmember’s plea: We can’t reopen the nation’s largest city without safe public transit. But it won’t be easy, or cheap.
After Ahmaud Arbery’s death, even stepping out the front door for a walk provokes a protracted mental checklist of how to stay safe in my own neighborhood.
Health-care workers have needed better child-care options for decades. The coronavirus pandemic should be a tipping point.
Americans have always had a difficult relationship with urban density. But in a crisis, we need what cities can provide.
No form of public transportation has lost more riders in the coronavirus crisis than the trains that carry suburban workers to urban jobs. Will they ever recover?
Before coronavirus transformed urban life, New York had achieved a massive public health success, thanks in part to the city’s now-maligned layout.
Subway and bus systems in the U.S. face financial peril as ridership collapses due to lockdowns. To keep transit alive, here’s a playbook for immediate and long-term fixes.
Early data show worse outcomes for Americans of color from Covid-19. This isn’t only a reflection of historic inequality. The response is creating inequality, too.
The spread of Covid-19 into communities long suffering from environmental inequities could spell disaster for local residents, like in Louisville, Kentucky.
America’s smaller towns and cities face a fiscal calamity. The next federal stimulus must save the local governments that face a financial crisis due to the coronavirus.
There’s a long history of blaming urban areas rather than economic factors for physical and moral ills. But density can be an asset for fighting coronavirus.
The shared e-scooter services that proliferated in cities before the coronavirus pandemic now face a bleak financial outlook. Should cities help them survive?
Some aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic are eerily reminiscent of the AIDS crisis — others are unrecognizable.
The coronavirus crisis has made clear to more American people and politicians what was true all along: Giving workers a social safety net benefits us all.
For city residents, equitable access to local green space is more than a coronavirus-era amenity. It’s critical for physical, emotional, and mental health.
Now more than ever, public transportation is not just about ridership. Buses, trains, and subways make urban civilization possible.
Auctioning homes over unpaid taxes only makes racial and income inequities worse. The coronavirus crisis offers a good time to halt the practice, permanently.
The latest U.S. coronavirus aid package promises a partial and uneven economic recovery that leaves behind the African American community.