Electric scooters draw a lot of hate, but if supported well by cities, they have the potential to provide a widespread and beneficial mode of transportation.
The 150-year history of how a once-rural party became synonymous with density.
A historian on the Ken Burns documentary Country Music explains why the Tennessee capital’s bond with country music endures, even as the city has boomed.
The famously bike-friendly Colorado city has some of the best cycling infrastructure in North America. But electric scooters still aren’t welcome to use it.
As East Harlem waits for the Trump Administration to fund the Second Avenue subway, the Uptown GrandScale Mural Project is changing blight to beauty.
Also: The question presidential candidates don’t get asked, and why are U.S. homes so big?
Affordable housing is an urgent crisis, and 11 candidates have presented plans for solving it. But you wouldn’t know this by watching the TV debates.
My relationship has unfolded across three cities. But now my boyfriend and I are heading into uncharted territory.
These cities all suffered notorious municipal scandals. What have officials and voters done to tackle corruption and keep it from happening again?
The U.S. is in the top tier of house sizes internationally—and it’s not just because of McMansions.
A new study shows that place-based policies are key to helping people in distressed cities, where investments should be tailored to local economic conditions.
Also: Why Americans stopped volunteering, and a model mega-development rises in New York.
With a large share of affordable housing and restrained architecture, the six-acre project seeks to fit into—rather than shake up—New York’s Lower East Side.
When Rikers Island jails were designed, critics called them “palaces for prisoners.” New York City is planning replacements, but will they be any better?
In a city where coal and wood are commonly used to heat homes, forcing change is a meaningful step to help clear the air—but more challenges remain.
The terror attacks on September 11, 2001, inspired a national surge in civic spirit. But volunteering rates have been declining over the last two decades.
Lead-tainted drinking water is not only a problem in Flint and Newark.
A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.
A new report from UCLA and the University of Utah surveys strategies for “greening without gentrification.”
Also: California just upended gig work, and a new realm for maps that lie.