As cities vow to meet the Paris climate commitments, rival researchers debate the true costs of going 100-percent renewable.
A new program gives locals the skills to launch businesses and dictate how their city is expanding.
As cities make their data more transparent and accountable, this project in New York found one way to use technology to engage the residents in the planning process—by prompting locals to text in ideas.
The new book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups argues that food banks and pantries don’t chip away at underlying issues that keep people food-insecure.
The six-lane Innerbelt connector obliterated downtown Akron in the 1970s. Next summer, it’s going to be covered in trees.
The White House is interested in modeling Australia’s approach to national infrastructure. Here’s how they do it Down Under.
A recent study makes a case for the government to engage with slums, rather than relocating inhabitants to cities’ outskirts.
A lifetime of discrimination puts this generation at higher risk for social isolation, health problems, and economic insecurity. What can be done?
Build dense. Build near transit. Rinse and repeat.
The city seeks to control the excesses of tourism without making its oldest quarters feel like an empty shell.
Local efforts and federal laws are softening the macho culture and opening up new avenues for cops to ask for help.
Just 16 percent of children who grow up in poverty manage to become economically successful adults. How do they do it?
The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.
Inherited racial disadvantage, more than poverty, explains why generations of African Americans have not reached economic parity with whites.
A collaboration between the city and MIT’s Senseable City Lab, these sensor-equipped vehicles can detect gas leaks, potholes, and other urban hurdles across their paths.
Why do some intersections have such high pedestrian injury rates? It’s not all about the number of cars.
The city organized a massive outreach campaign when it learned that low-income communities didn’t know about its free cooling stations.
A Long Island university’s efforts to reach Mandarin-speaking workers hit on the value of social resilience.