After the tragic, deadly fire in London, there have been calls for increased regulation and inspection, but that alone will drive up rents for the most vulnerable. Cities need a radical change in the way they approach housing.
The people who know buses best have ideas about how to reform the system, according to a survey of 373 Brooklyn bus operators.
Some cities vying for HQ2 offer a way for companies like Amazon to automatically recoup a percentage of employees’ salaries from…the employees.
A suggestion that the New York City subway could be replaced by tunnels for autonomous cars would only exclude the riders who need it most.
As the sport’s popularity wanes, vast amounts of underutilized land will open up. Can it be developed?
The United States is an amalgam of places and people. As long as essential values are preserved we should appreciate the ability of local government to respond to unique communities.
In a real-life Killmonger-T’Challa story, a writer of Kenyan origin reflects on her experience as an immigrant in America and her struggle to find bonds with black Americans.
In just a few hours on Sunday afternoon, the residents of Ellicott City, Maryland, became climate refugees. Here’s what that feels like.
Floods like the one that devastated Ellicott City on Sunday are not “natural” disasters outside our control—we can reduce the impacts and risks if we resolve to.
Contrary to the implications of a recent attention-grabbing study, “location efficiency” matters—good transit does lower transportation costs. Decades of research show how.
When it comes to waves, newcomers are not wanted.
Washington D.C. transit officials announced plans to update the payment system for rail and bus with a great new app. But if they don’t go further, this writer says, the speed of transit innovation will soon leave them scrambling.
Will tax incentives really encourage investors to help revitalize low-income communities? Research on similar efforts from the past suggests otherwise.
Can increasingly unaffordable urban places have too many trendy restaurants and hipsters? Maybe that’s not the right question.
Trump angered Brits when he cited London’s increasing knife violence recently, saying a city hospital there was “like a war zone.” In this excerpt from Tales of Two Londons, the authors describe the joys and threats in a London neighborhood.
Since the 1918 flu pandemic that wiped out about five percent of the world’s population there have been strides toward eradicating most communicable diseases, yet the vulnerability of certain parts of the world affects everyone. This, the writers say, must be addressed.
Pilot programs in Morocco and California are rewarding people financially for conserving water, rather than charging them for excessive consumption.
Some Washingtonians complain that the city’s height limit has resulted in lookalike, boxy buildings. But creativity can emerge from constraint, a West Coast critic argues.
The defeat of SB 827, California’s ambitious pro-housing bill, masks a wider trend: Similar initiatives are on the march nationwide.
Two former prosecutors argue that we need a justice system that rewards prosecutors for reducing incarceration.