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April 6, 2019, 5am PDT
Independent cultural institutions provide so much of what make cities world class, and they are a big part of the appeal for people who choose to live in highly urbanized areas. These days, cultural institutions are having a hard time affording rent.
Art News
April 2, 2019, 5am PDT
The price of electric cars is dropping, and this together with lower lifetime costs makes them a good alternative for vehicle fleets.
Quartz
March 29, 2019, 6am PDT
The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway needs work, but the various proposals have very different visions about how to tackle the project and what the final outcome will be.
Curbed New York
March 27, 2019, 5am PDT
Development in industrial areas is pushing out manufacturers, but new zoning regulations could help control the incursion.
Next City
March 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Fiat Chrysler’s plan for a new Jeep plant in Detroit is off to a rocky start.
Detroit Free Press
March 1, 2019, 7am PST
Transit and cycling advocates say fake and misused placards result in crowded streets and limit mobility.
Politico
February 13, 2019, 12pm PST
Transit is not providing what many travelers need, in terms of both location and service. The result is that transit use is a time and financial burden for those who can least afford it.
The Nation
January 22, 2019, 1pm PST
Soil often doesn’t get the attention that it deserves, but it is integral to the ecology of cities.
The Guardian
January 18, 2019, 9am PST
More people are cycling in the city, and a Bike Mayor would help promote biking and encourage better, safer infrastructure.
Metro
January 15, 2019, 5am PST
New York City has the slowest buses of any big American city, and Mayor Bill de Blasio aims to speed them up with better bus lane enforcement.
AM New York
January 2, 2019, 6am PST
Cities spend a lot of time and energy pointing to examples of what they don’t want to become.
The New York Times
December 20, 2018, 5am PST
Brooklyn N and R trains can now move at faster top speeds, but only when there aren’t stopped trains ahead.
The New York Times
December 14, 2018, 6am PST
The range of cities that have recently removed parking mandates could help motivate others that are eyeing new parking policies.
Sightline Institute
November 19, 2018, 6am PST
The MTA passes will be half priced, but advocates say riders still need other less costly transit options.
Daily News
November 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Cities outside of the big coastal tech hubs have characteristics well suited for the high-tech sector.
TechCrunch
November 2, 2018, 6am PDT
Storm resilience is a key design element of Hunter’s Point South Park in New York.
CityLab
October 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
The City Fix
October 26, 2018, 5am PDT
A study of the musical nightlife of New York shows these spaces are an integral part of the city’s urban landscape.
CityLab
October 25, 2018, 5am PDT
Both cities have aging transit systems in need of major repairs. Chicago’s approach has helped turn the system around while New York is still grappling with its issues.
The New York Times
October 24, 2018, 5am PDT
A one-seat train ride to JFK Airport has long been discussed, but it is not likely to happen. However, a number of options could improve the trip.
Crain's New York Business