We’re in Seoul, looking for the people who make South Korea’s fast-paced capital run.
Also: Rebuilding a destroyed historic downtown, and how transit-rich neighborhoods are more affordable.
Also: Behind the Uber self-driving car crash, and what surfers understand about gentrification.
Also: Parking spaces for women, and London’s big push for better design.
The city's Public Practice program is embedding experienced architects and planners around the area in an effort to speed housing construction and get more inclusive public spaces.
Also: Who owns LOVE? And reverse migration might turn Georgia blue.
Since it took root in the U.S. during the Gold Rush, Chinese medicine has served marginalized communities, from immigrants to Black Panthers to sex workers.
Also: Revisiting the new urban crisis, and the amazing psychology of Japanese train stations.
Also: The cities Americans move to—and from—for work, and what is loitering, really?
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.