Next City

Inspired by a park system proposal by Frederick Law Olmsted from 1930 to build a network of parks and open space throughout the city, a coalition of advocates is reviving the idea of connecting people and parks throughout Los Angeles.
Yesterday   Next City
Ted Trautman provides a thorough investigation of the actions (or lack thereof) of transportation network companies to provide access for customers with special needs.
Jul 3, 2014   Next City
Conceived as a counterpoint to the "smart city," the "playable city" would think beyond efficiency and utility in applying technology to the urban experience.
Jun 30, 2014   Next City
Christopher and Lisa Leinberger present a history of popular television shows reflecting and predicting how Americans chose to live.
Jun 17, 2014   Next City
An article examines "Exhibit A for bad public contracting"—a 75-year lease between Chicago a Morgan Stanley-led private consortium for 36,000 parking meters—as a cautionary tale about the lingering impacts of bad deals.
Jun 9, 2014   Next City
HUD announced the winners of the Rebuild by Design competition yesterday, awarding $920 million to six projects in New York and New Jersey. $335 million will go toward the first phase of a 10-mile protective barrier for Manhattan.
Jun 3, 2014   Next City
A recent ruling that favored local homeowners over a developer in Houston had some wondering whether Houston's days as a "development free-for-all" were over. Fear not, says Stephen J. Smith.
Jun 3, 2014   Next City
Katy Rechdahl describes a "dazzling" boom for New Orleans parks.
May 31, 2014   Next City
The modernist designer Massimo Vignelli, who created the 1972 version of the New York City Subway map, passed away this week at 83.
May 30, 2014   Next City
New Haven recently launched a campaign called RE: New Haven in the hopes of increasing the city’s homeownership rate. Will the incentive-backed, multimedia approach work in increasing residents' stake in the community?
May 14, 2014   Next City
New York City is lagging behind cities like London, Paris, and Tokyo in implementing Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC). A recent report provides recommendations on how to speed up the process.
May 4, 2014   Next City