News

12 min ago
In an effort to help solve the ever-evolving demands of urban logistics, UPS asks 'what can Brown deliver to you, on a fixie?'
Modern Cities
2 hours ago
The city's public works department hopes the app will improve efficiency, sustainability, and customer service.
Forbes
4 hours ago
Facebook has decided that being a good neighbor means donating funding toward affordable housing.
The Wall Street Journal
19 hours ago
Sometimes you have to stop and laugh about the big problem with no immediate nor obvious solution. You might even learn something while doing it.
The Guardian
20 hours ago
Beacon Economics projects a slowdown in job growth in the San Francisco Bay Area due to the region's high housing costs.
San Francisco Business Times
21 hours ago
Private companies involved in Boston and Denver rail travel are facing increasingly large fines for service failures, and some are going unpaid.
Governing
22 hours ago
After the city's government cut funding to mental health services, closing many of the city's clinics, residents of Chicago's West Side voted overwhelmingly to tax their properties to reverse that trend.
Chicago Tonight
23 hours ago
Less than half of the $7 billion that Brazil's development bank committed since 2009 has been disbursed. As it withdraws from foreign projects, BNDES is beset by scandal.
Bloomberg
Yesterday
Several years ago, officials in Long Beach, California, found themselves in a pickle. They had an aging city hall in need of seismic retrofits (price tag: $194 million). Fast-forward to last July, when ground was broken on a $520 million project.
Doggerel
Yesterday
A Dallas News op-ed argues for a repackaging of the Dallas' ongoing open space and park investments to properly acknowledge the scale of the city's accomplishments.
Dallas News
Yesterday
The U.S. remains largely a suburban nation, though central cities are experiencing a great comeback after years of population loss. But what exactly is a suburb? A new report from the Urban Land Institute provides answers by providing subcategories.
Urban Land Institute
Yesterday
A weather inversion has caused the highest air pollution in the French capital in ten years. To coax commuters from their cars, free transit and odd-even license plate driving restrictions were enacted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday
NPR
Yesterday
The Google Timelapse feature has been updated. The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
The Verge
Yesterday
The selection of Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, who is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signals the incoming Trump Administration's antipathy for the environmental legacy of its predecessor.
The New York Times
Yesterday
Supporters of the Cincinnati Bell Connector are confronting mounting concerns about the operation of the city's new streetcar system. Meanwhile, ridership is declining, quickly.
Cincinati.com
Yesterday
The death toll on the streets of Washington, D.C. are unchanged a year after the District launched its Vision Zero initiative.
WAMU
Yesterday
A recent report out of the state of Michigan lays the groundwork for a coordinated approach to the state's infamous infrastructure challenges.
Detroit Free Press
Yesterday
Safety is one trigger in the heated debate over whether fossil fuels should be transported by pipeline. While the industry insists the method is safer than others, the spread of accidents since 1986 is substantial.
CityLab
2 days ago
The benefits of authentic community are extensive. Maybe even transcendent. But how do we get to that point? Scott Doyon's latest blog has a few thoughts.
PlaceShakers
2 days ago
Wall Street Journal piece says loan regulations hurt home buyers with imperfect credit.
The Wall Street Jounal
2 days ago
A new study shows how pollution and poverty can create a persistent cycle in poor neighborhoods.
City Observatory