August 22, 2016, 5am PDT
It's not bad enough that the Northeast is losing population to the South and West. As companies decamp from the suburbs, pristine communities, many where apartments are outlawed, are seeing a steady decline in housing values.
July 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
A home in poor physical condition can be "devastating" to a child's early development, a study of Cleveland kindergarteners found.
June 1, 2016, 11am PDT
Now that tech companies have "discovered" Portland, Oregon, longtime residents question whether the progressive city has done enough to protect them from displacement. Sound familiar?
May 2, 2016, 11am PDT
Designed by the same landscape architect behind New York City's High Line, a new park will cap San Francisco's Doyle Drive, connecting the Presidio to the shoreline.
April 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Although many local activists and officials oppose the trend, Arkansas state planners are considering major highway expansions in the Little Rock area. The state's highway department has demonstrated a pro-car, pro-suburb agenda.
April 6, 2016, 8am PDT
Economist Jed Kolko's recent study on how the lack in affordability of cities determines who's moving there, whose moving out, and how these changes are shaping cities and suburbs. His paper is the basis for several articles by leading urban writers.
March 3, 2016, 6am PST
The fixed costs of infrastructure projects leave cities like Flint struggling to pay their bills with fewer people pooling their resources.
February 12, 2016, 6am PST
The scale of the Line 14 subway extension is enough to impress any American transit advocate.
January 30, 2016, 7am PST
The critically lauded Plan El Paso hasn’t yet spurred the kind of urban revitalization it was designed to achieve. Some say its evidence that people still want sprawl, other say changes are still coming.
January 11, 2016, 7am PST
Faced with a court ordered requirement to provide its fair share of affordable housing, one New Jersey town's residents have lashed out with some anti-Semitic overtones against plans for a new development.
November 29, 2015, 11am PST
Alana Semuels, staff writer for The Atlantic, examines highway teardowns beginning with the San Francisco Embarcadero in 1989 to see how they have worked in terms of revitalizing poorer areas or restoring the urban fabric that they destroyed.
November 28, 2015, 11am PST
Baltimore's housing stock is relatively accessible compared to many other cities on the East Coast, yet deeply ingrained issues of inequality still plague the potential for homeownership to assist in the city's recovery.
November 19, 2015, 1pm PST
The market for luxury apartment rentals is booming; the market for affordable rentals is not.
November 15, 2015, 5am PST
The Atlantic has deep and detailed coverage of the expensive, obsolete, and decaying technology used by the New York subway system.
November 3, 2015, 5am PST
The housing crisis that made headlines during the Great Recession is proving far more persistent than the common narrative about over-priced coastal market allows. A new report by the Center for American Progress uncovers the facts on the ground.
October 12, 2015, 8am PDT
Seniors are on the cutting edge of a movement to make Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs), otherwise known as golf carts, a viable form of everyday transportation.
September 25, 2015, 11am PDT
Vocal users of the wildly popular navigation app Waze have pushed the company's developers to look for a solution to its routing algorithm's tendency to send drivers turning left through crowded intersections.
August 20, 2015, 7am PDT
On the heels of President Obama's Clean Power Plan rule that reduces carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the new rule focuses on the other major greenhouse gas, methane, and rather than coal, it is focused on oil and gas drilling.
July 15, 2015, 9am PDT
Alana Semuels describes the structural forces that had led Cincinnati's Lincoln Heights neighborhood to the brink of extinction.
July 8, 2015, 6am PDT
A clear, detailed explanation of community land trusts—a growing model for retaining affordable housing and neighborhood character in the face of gentrification pressures.