2018 Year in Review
After 14 months, Amazon’s HQ2 hunt ended with a split decision in Washington, D.C. and New York City. What did we learn?
On issues like climate change and gun violence, younger people demanded a louder voice in 2018.
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King was assassinated. But the racist housing and policing policies he was fighting are still with us.
A milestone upzoning plan in Minneapolis capped a year that saw pro-housing forces duel NIMBYs in cities nationwide.
Companies like Google, Uber, or Facebook aren’t built to fix society. That includes cities.
Private funding and high-impact design were recurring themes of parks that opened in 2018. So was the hope that parks can unite, repair, and invigorate cities.
From Paris to Madrid, efforts to curb the use of automobiles formed a battleground across Europe.
The old narrative of city and suburb is dead; in 2018, the spaces outside of cities were revealed in their full complexity.
Scooters are dorky, polarizing, dangerous, fun, and maybe even useful. They could also be the kick in the butt that cities need to demand safe streets.