Greek orators, current solution-based efforts, and 25 photographs remind us of the central role of human opportunity in the urban environment.
3 hours ago The Huffington Post
In his second global transportation donation meant to reduce death and injury from transportation, the former NYC mayor will take a decidedly urban focus by directing his foundation to select ten cities to receive $125 million, he announced Monday.
Yesterday The Wall Street Journal
So much for the conventional wisdom that world population would peak at 9 billion by 2050 and then decline. A new analysis shatters it, concluding population will rise to 11 or 12 billion by 2100, and possibly continue growing.
2 days ago The Guardian
With rapidly urbanizing metro areas, some cities are not looking to build up, or spread out, anymore. Rather they have begun to grow into underground spaces.
3 days ago Bloomberg News
Two new studies use EEG and fMRI to pinpoint which elements of urban parks and gardens induce brain activity associated with meditative states.
4 days ago Next City
Leonardo DiCaprio may have received top billing, but Jerry Brown spoke as well on the actions of the Golden State to combat climate change under his watch. Two days earlier, he signed six bills to increase sales of electric vehicles.
5 days ago Sacramento Bee
NPR's Cities Project is crowdsourcing Instagram photos of nature creeping back into urban spaces.
5 days ago NPR Cities Project
Digital engagement is the latest buzz when it comes to public participation. If your town is thinking about diving into the digital realm, consider these six questions.
5 days ago CommunityMatters
Researchers at MIT have developed a new, flexible congestion pricing system.
6 days ago Wired
In his third "place-decoding" essay from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls all that we can learn from walking between settled places.
6 days ago The Huffington Post