In his new HBO series “Problem Areas,” comedian-actor Wyatt Cenac takes a crack at solving police racism.
Also: The jobs getting priced out of superstar cities, and America’s fastest-growing metro region has a water problem.
Meet the new world leader in fare-free living.
Also: Awful commuting unites us all, and the playful brilliance of Will Alsop.
Also: What’s really behind economic mobility, and the problem with opportunity zones.
The city is launching a study to explore the possibility of going fully fare-free.
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.
Also: Why do so many young adults live with their parents? And the problem with the cool city.
Also today: Boston wants people to build tiny houses in their yards, and Chicago’s South Side gets dockless bikeshare.
Also today: What affordable housing already looks like, and inside the secret cities that created the atomic bomb.
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.
Also: Should Cynthia Nixon apologize? And five breakthroughs that could make you love the bus.
Pilot programs in Morocco and California are rewarding people financially for conserving water, rather than charging them for excessive consumption.
Also: How to kill a bike lane, and college grads drive up urban rents.
Also: China’s electric bus revolution, and a big-box store becomes a high school.
In just eight years, Shenzhen became the first city to electrify 100 percent of its public buses—16,359, to be exact.
For generations, oil refineries brought jobs—and pollution—to the residents of Wilmington. Can a new generation of youthful activists make it a healthier place to grow up?
Also: California’s housing hell, and the case for D.C.’s flat skyline.
Also: What Arizona teachers are still fighting for, and Mexico City’s wild new airport.
Also: Amazon chafes at Seattle’s tax plan, and the great housing reset.