A final post on this blog -- and an introduction to a new project.
A second attempt to make the case against complicated bus systems.
The sheriff with the toughest rhetoric in America is a failure at reducing crime.
Rare color video footage of VJ Day as celebrated on the streets of Honolulu.
Musings from Tocqueville on the cities of Boston and Philadelphia.
In Cleveland, a program called Opportunity Homes is finding ways to save foreclosed houses and the people who live in them
A dispatch from Seattle by Bernard-Henri Levi.
Can you guess where the photograph below the fold was taken?
Buses are the cheapest way to improve public transportation in a city. I've been irrationally averse to them all my life. In a short series of posts I'll try to explain why. Part one is below the fold.
A passage from one of the best books ever written about Los Angeles.
Recommended posts on urban affairs.
After Hurricane Katrina, a handful of small, independent developers began building new houses. "As with jazz, gumbo, and some remarkable cocktails, this style illustrates the city's talent for crafting extraordinary things from the ordinary stuff it has at hand," Wayne Curtis writes.
In San Francisco, teams of "citizen scientists" are using new technology and old-fashioned observation skills to map the urban forest.
A short film that casts a city as a semi-enclosed world.
The editor of City Journal, one of America's most successful journals of urban affairs, on his magazine, its history, and its future.
The five best comic book cities.
Collected musings on urban life.
John Fisher describes the challenges and rewards of being a traffic engineer in Los Angeles.
Descending from the mountain, a visitor to Juneau can walk all the way back to his or her downtown hotel in plenty of time to shower for the cocktail hour. But cleaning up isn't strictly necessary: the Alaskan capital is, after all, a frontier city.
Richard Rabinowitz, the renowned historian and museum curator, has spent a lifetime reshaping how New Yorkers see the history of their city, arguably more so than any other individual. And his innovative approach to storytelling may one day transform a city near you.