How can blue cities fight back against red states? Here are four lines of defense.
The story: Robert Moses ordered engineers to build the Southern State Parkway’s bridges extra-low, to prevent poor people in buses from using the highway. The truth? It’s a little more complex.
In the race to create innovation districts in low-income urban areas, city leaders play a key role.
To create economic opportunities, cities must confront their past—and look to the future.
If ride-hailing companies want to act like public buses, cities will need their numbers to make policy decisions.
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.