City Makers: Global Stories
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Looking back on our series about the people and ideas changing cities around the world.
The mayor of Gary is determined to stop a tide of vacant, neglected buildings in her post-industrial city. Data-rich parcel mapping is the first step.
Valparaiso, Chile's third-largest city, is tackling its garbage problem with a new fleet of brightly painted trucks.
Inside the artist-in-residence program at the San Francisco dump.
A small college in Charleston, South Carolina, seeks to revive the centuries-old fine building trades.
The team reviving a former power plant in Bayview-Hunters Point partnered with StoryCorps, and the community response was pretty incredible.
With harsh winters and a remote location, Jackson, Wyoming, has been unusually dependent on food trucked in from far away. Here's how one company hopes to change that.
Communities like Culver City, California, are focusing on urban forest plans to help protect a major economic and environmental asset: the tree canopy.
The Tadamun project seeks to broaden the discussion about Cairo's future.
In Clarkston, a small suburb of Atlanta, refugee kids settle into their new home at the Fugees Academy.
Before it becomes part of a new eco-district, artists and residents of suburban Aubervilliers stopped to commemorate the history in their midst.
The makers of the ELF believe their enclosed, three-wheeled, low-carbon vehicle is the perfect transportation compromise.
For all its lushness, the state imports the vast majority of its food. Advocates like Hunter Heaivilin think they have the solution.
In Alabama, the Rural Studio design workshop has spent years refining prototypes for a cheap, well-made small house. Soon, they'll start selling the plans.
The city has an ambitious plan to redress historic inequities through mass transit and redevelopment.
A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.
It's not an industry or a city where black professionals have much visibility. But they're finding each other at HERE Seattle.
At the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, the maker movement is remixing Detroit's industrial heritage.
Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.
Washington state's marijuana businesses face a maze of regulations. Hilary Bricken helps guide them through it.
Popular in northern Europe, cohousing is still a fringe option in the U.S. But the number of cohousing communities here is set to climb, thanks to Baby Boomers.