How well do we prioritize what to build or fix? Not well at all, says a new report.
A morning roundup of the day’s news.
The financial crisis brought (literally) darker times to parts of Athens. Now one neighborhood is fighting to bring light back to the streets.
New legislation to charge water bills based on monthly income is cropping up in Philadelphia and Baltimore, designed to keep people from drowning in water debt.
A former Democratic mayor argues that his party’s grip on urban politics needs to end.
PPPs hold big promise for projects in urban America—if Congress eliminates regulations and perverse incentives.
Socioeconomic conditions outrank all others factors in determining well-being.
New Orleans’ water infrastructure needs a lot of work. In the meantime, some residents are taking a new street-level approach to dealing with a deluge.
An eccentric coalition of libertarians, environmentalists, and GOP lawmakers are promoting the virtues of the useful weed for rural and urban areas alike. But there’s one big legal hurdle.
A new film highlights a pioneering lighting project in historic Cartagena.
Any city with data initiatives faces the same questions: How much information should the government release, and in what form? Seattle’s proactive but cautious approach could provide the answer.
How a tiny country with high government spending bred a large number of vibrant young businesses
New York is the first major American city to create an official body to oversee nightlife. Here’s what it can learn from the European cities that have tried it so far.
The city’s rise as a global innovation city reflects decades of investment in emerging technology, a new Brookings report says.
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.