Participants and graduation, instead of defendants and parole. Since April, Redmond, Washington’s, new community court has focused on assistance rather than punishment.
Also: A short guide to Tulsa’s $465 million park, and the toxic legacy of urban industry.
It starts too early for teens’ sleep patterns, and ends too early for working parents. Does the country have to be stuck with it?
Also: D.C.’s heated battle over tipped workers, and what Republican mayors said at the climate summit.
Also: How Boston got its “T,” and remembering the “mother of all pandemics.”
Also: Doug Ford blows up Toronto’s city council, and another threat to Carolina’s lowcountry.
Also: Hurricane Florence fueled a pop-up micro-economy, and the bodega signmakers of New York.
Also: Mapping the unequal burden of Hurricane Florence, and the trouble with TIF.
Last month, 19 cities signed a declaration to make all new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. So what happens next?
Cities love to use Tax Increment Financing to boost development. Should they?
Also: California’s new clean-energy commitment, and how local food tests political candidates.
Also: The power of “social infrastructure,” and a daring experiment in digital democracy.
A startup called Voatz wants to build an unhackable way to vote over the internet. What could possibly go wrong?
Eric Klinenberg, author of Palaces for the People, talks about how schools, libraries, and other institutions can restore a sense of common purpose in America.
Also: Yelp reviews can track gentrification, and the architects who made Miami “magic.”
Also: NIMBYs dominate local meetings, and Uber tries to move past its reckless image.
A data-driven “neighborhood of the future” masterminded by a Google corporate sibling, the Quayside project could be a milestone in digital-age city-building. But after a year of scandal in Silicon Valley, questions about privacy and security remain.
The first lines of defense aren’t particularly difficult or expensive.
Also: Why San Francisco opened a mock safe injection site, and Florence comes after hungry tourists.
The city is looking to the ubiquitous building type from its Communist past to help solve a housing crunch.