Despite individual triumphs and memorable moments, Team USA had its worst performance in 20 years.
Race, location, and income level can determine how often children experience violence and crisis.
SharedStreets offers an open-source solution to help taxis, buses, pedestrians, bikers, and ride-sharing services coexist curbside.
As the example of Seattle shows, it helps when employers try to persuade workers not to drive.
The political scientist Virginia Eubanks worries that technology is providing “the emotional distance that’s necessary to make what are inhuman decisions.”
Researchers are finding that the two predators, historically enemies, may be learning to get along in the big city.
A research project in Baltimore is using wildflowers—and lots of data—to investigate urban ecosystems.
Many neighborhoods with single-family homes have seen little or no new construction since they were built in the middle of the last century.
Big-data predictions don't always line up with reality.
It's simple: Charge people to bring cars onto city streets during rush hour.
America's healthy-eating disparities might have more to do with income and class than with geography.
Call them “accessory dwelling units” or “granny flats”—small living spaces built on existing lots could help make cities more affordable.
Researchers must devise workarounds, sometimes even recording the cost and travel time of their own rides.
A sister company of the tech giant wants to help develop—and then collect data on—a waterfront neighborhood in Toronto.
Wellness, not drinking and dancing, now defines the character of many city blocks.
A local paper once described Northland Center as a “stately pleasure dome.” A half-century later, part of it is being demolished.
A big investment blueprint is expected next month, and it might stretch local governments’ already-stretched budgets.
The city’s traffic woes owe in part to more people choosing private transit over public.
Where suburbs see dead malls, developers see condos, megachurches, and paintball parks.
Cities play different economic roles in different areas. And for developing countries, smaller might be better.
What does this reversal mean for the American housing market?
In hopes of securing an MLS expansion team, cities are proposing to spend lots of public money on building arenas.
For progressive politics, San Francisco was once a city upon a hill. Now it’s rich people squabbling over one.
The city famous for its freeways—and traffic—has ambitious transit plans for the coming decades.
In the weeks following the blazes, median monthly rent in Sonoma County jumped more than 35 percent.
The city’s per-ride fees are expected to raise $16 million next year—$16 million that can get invested in public transit.
For years Arlington was the largest metropolis with no major transportation system. Now, it’s experimenting with microtransit in lieu of more-conventional options.
New projects in the shells of former Sears warehouses reveal much about America’s urban history—and its future.
The writer and politician Michael Ignatieff discusses the “moral operating systems” that bind urban communities.
A new “trackless train” shows that commuters have a long way to go before embracing a perfectly good form of transit.
Last week, a network of vital urban media outlets suddenly shut down. Will anything take their place?
Thirteen years after a vote that poured resources into transportation, most residents haven’t changed their habits.
A new book catalogues how people living in trailer parks miss out on the benefits of conventional homeownership.
A new study finds a correlation between the number of patents a city produces and economic segregation within its limits.
A band of architects and city planners insist that trash shouldn’t be a permanent feature of urban topography.
A driver, a transportation official, and a transit advocate explain why Seattle recently saw one of the biggest citywide increases in passenger numbers.
To understand the spread of diseases like Zika and Ebola, it’s helpful to look at trends in urbanization over the past few centuries.