Business boosters believe connectivity is the key to spurring new businesses. But can that model work in chronically disinvested communities?
The growing metro area is full of rivers and creeks that keep spilling over. In order to design a solution, officials will have to bridge the urban-rural divide.
Around the country, local governments are soliciting donations for everything from dog parks to public defenders. Is this a practical response to budget cuts or a sign that publicly funded services are in trouble?
“Fatbergs,” these vast bundles of congealed grease, are becoming the stuff of urban legend—but preventing their formation can be complex.
The University of California is suing the Trump administration for rescinding DACA. Here’s what else colleges are doing to help undocumented students.
The tech giant is tapping into its global army of users to make its Maps app more useful for people with disabilities.
It's four hours to the nearest airport, three hours to Walmart, and there's no high-speed internet. But this tiny mining town is still determined to join the 21st century.
Can Wyoming do walkable?
In Tacoma, Washington, and other U.S. cities, housing departments are collaborating with school districts to give low-income and homeless students a leg up.
Four years after launching a digital platform to connect students with out-of-school programs, researchers are reaping the benefits: a large pool of data to study the inequity of informal education.
Kansas City has streetlights equipped with sensors and plans to make roads pay for themselves. But its chief innovation officer says there’s nothing smart about them.
A new high-security facility in Auckland flips the incentives on for-profit incarceration to keep inmates from returning.
The sport is growing in popularity, but illegal on many city streets. Can the country’s first urban dirt bike park overcome prejudice and become a model for building community?
The small Wisconsin city is enjoying a cultural revival, thanks to its gorgeous setting, a few well-placed boosters, and a knack for smart development.
A speedy transition to wind, water, and solar could avert catastrophic climate change. For the 139 countries that backed the Paris agreement, it’s within reach.
Matchmaking empty spaces with local businesses and the tiny house movement are innovative solutions that can help post-industrial cities across Europe and North America adapt to the future.
A new report assesses how Tokyo’s infrastructure affects residents’ emotional well-being, offering lessons for other cities.
Storms and rising waters threaten cities’ food, but some municipalities are taking steps to keep shelves stocked and bellies full.
Residents can get up to $75,000 to build a “granny flat”—if they open it up to a homeless family.
The country’s educational successes are undeniable, but simply demolishing school walls alone won’t necessarily replicate them.