Urban Areas

Crime in urban areas is on the decline. Some attribute the drop to increases in the amount of people returning to city centers.
Aug 17, 2011   Governing
Crows are seemingly everywhere, including cities. A new book looks at the relationship between people and crows in urban areas and what it says about modern cities.
May 27, 2011   THE DIRT
Choreographer Jenni Bregman studied human use and interaction in urban areas to create her latest dance piece, "Intimate City."
May 25, 2011   The Polis Blog
Two writers from different parts of the world collaborate to expound on the evolution of places and how best to understand the changes underway in the urban world.
Apr 28, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
In this wide-ranging post for <em>The Atlantic</em>, the NRDC's Kaid Benfield explores some of the major trends playing out in urban and suburban America, and how the suburbs are less and less the dominant urban form in the market.
Apr 27, 2011   The Altantic
The debate over urbanism often pits suburbs against urban areas. But the real debate is about walkable areas versus car-dependent ones, according to Christopher Leinberger.
Apr 21, 2011   The New Republic
Event the densest and most populated urban areas in America are seeing increasing numbers of coyotes.
Oct 7, 2010   Orion
Low income housing can also be green housing. A new trend in home design and community activism is giving even inexpensive housing a green sheen.
Sep 7, 2010   Los Angeles Times
Writing in <em>Foreign Policy</em>, Joel Kotkin argues that increasing urbanization and density are not inevitable realities.
Aug 18, 2010   Foreign Policy
In crowded New York City, finding a final resting place in one of the city's cemeteries is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive. Other major cities are facing the same crunch.
Aug 16, 2010   The New York Times
With the global urban population on the rise and cities expected to become densely populated mega-cities, automakers are trying to design cars for future cities.
Jul 5, 2010   The New York Times