Ben Brown points out the potential political upside to the aging population.
Sep 28, 2015   PlaceShakers
With high scores in five broad categories, Melbourne, Australia received the highest spot in livability rankings from The Economist's research unit.
Sep 2, 2011
A new breed of developers in China are increasingly trying to make the country's new cities into pleasant, walkable and even environmentally sustainable.
Aug 18, 2011   Grist
Paul Mason takes a tour of Manila's 10-year-old Estero de San Miguel slum to test the theory that slums have upsides and finds that understanding the question's realities is as important as trying to find the answer.
Aug 16, 2011   BBC
A few months ago, I updated a city rating system (available at that evaluated cities' "livability" by rating crime rates, transit-friendliness, and cost of housing.   Blog Post
Jul 30, 2011   By Michael Lewyn
Portland leads the nation is sustainability and in fact, may be responsible for starting this movement, but its economy remains mediocre and it is one of America's least diverse cities. Urbanophile's Aaron M. Renn explains why.
Jul 4, 2011   Urbanophile
It's the opposite of conventional transportation policy in American cities that places motorist convenience in high priority (think 'level of service'). This story shows what European cities are doing to get motorists out of cars.
Jun 27, 2011   The New York Times - Environment
Our job as planners is ultimately to manage change, which is often fun but occasionally ugly. Blog Post
Mar 24, 2011   By Todd Litman
Columbus, Ohio has been experimenting with zoning overlays, which do not change the underlying land use regulations but add a set of form-based regulations focused on livability.
Mar 9, 2011   Columbus Dispatch
From high drug use to overpriced housing, Vancouver has its flaws despite its 5-year strong top spot as the world's most livable city.
Mar 4, 2011   National Post
Are greenfield developments designed with sustainability in mind or already-built metropolises better for the environment and the people?
Mar 1, 2011   THE DIRT