Quality of Life

One writer's view of the modern city goes negative. If our environment affects our happiness, surely we're all suffering from depression.
Jan 19, 2016   Adbusters
The availability of parking can make or break opinions of neighborhoods, and renters are especially likely to be impacted by parking difficulties.
Jan 15, 2016   Trulia
National leaders in China have recognized urban challenges like pollution and public safety as threats to residents of the country's cities, and have released a policy statement to begin a new era of urban policies.
Dec 31, 2015   China Daily
A new study confirms much of what we already suspect about the choices people make about where to live, but with a far-reaching, scientific approach.
Nov 12, 2015   CityLab
The data shows Minneapolis recovered from the recession more quickly than Chicago. And its growth rates continue to surpass those of its larger neighbor. Why did this happen, and which policies deserve credit?
Apr 22, 2015   Metropolitan Planning Council
As developers plan city-saving projects like a billion-dollar bridge to Canada, Detroit residents demand that tangible benefits go to their communities. City council may pass an ordinance to that effect.
Mar 26, 2015   Next City
Sarah Laskow reports on recent research on the surprisingly two-way connection between the happiness of urban trees and the happiness of urban humans.
Feb 3, 2015   Next City
Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
Jan 29, 2015   The Atlantic
A proposed ordinance currently making its way through City Hall in Los Angeles would provide a new form of enforcement for crimes such as barking dogs, loud parties, and littering—which often go unenforced under the current penal system.
Aug 28, 2014   Los Angeles Daily News
The first Atlantic Media/Siemens "State of the City Poll" finds that, overall, suburban living is the happiest living.
Aug 26, 2014   CityLab
A new report by Enterprise Community Partners provides a literature review of research about the effects of stable and affordable housing.
Jul 22, 2014   HousingWire