Why is the clearance rate in U.S. cities so low?
Cleveland is looking to make inclusive growth attainable by connecting jobs to people and people to jobs.
There’s a reason cities and companies partner up to launch bike-share systems. Disrupting this model could cause more harm than good.
Tearing down old buildings won’t make our cities more affordable or inviting. It’s time to make better use of the buildings and spaces we already have.
Fears of displacement often accompany efforts to create urban innovation districts. They shouldn’t.
We should liberalize our notion of what constitutes an acceptable reuse strategy for grand-dame civic buildings.
It doesn’t make sense to keep funding toxic cleanup efforts while simultaneously loosening regulations.
Social impact investing can enlist companies, philanthropic institutions, and residents in a shared sense of destiny.
From France, lessons in negotiating the issues facing U.S. cities, from immigration to economic anxiety.
While some states are tightening regulations on autonomous vehicles, others are eagerly courting them. What’s the smartest approach?
A lesson from Cleveland: To avoid deepening inequality, prepare for economic growth before it starts.
With a promised $1 trillion in investments on the horizon, U.S. cities could see an historic building boom. But today’s shovel-ready project can be tomorrow’s expensive mistake.
Nonprofit urban development corporations are fixtures of American cities—but they can lack public accountability and transparency.
Laws around it date back to Vitruvius, but now city designers can use complex data analytics to build urban spaces around light and shadow.
Cities and suburbs are getting clobbered by the collapse of the retail sector. But there are ways to use the crisis as a way to speed long-overdue land use reforms.
Despite fears of declining social capital and lack of faith in civic institutions, the “new trust economy” is thriving in urban areas.
Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach.
What do cities owe their taxpayers when businesses use their data?
The way back to political sanity runs though the cities—so it’s time for a national political party focused entirely on urban areas.
Most U.S. cities share their transit information freely, which helps trip-planning services and boosts ridership. But most German cities don’t. Should they?