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August 23, 2019, 5am PDT
From Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Sydney, the best—and the cheapest—views are on ferries, buses, trains, and gondolas.
The New York Times
August 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
August 9, 2019, 7am PDT
At 25 cents an hour, Nevada City, California's meter rates weren't bringing in enough to pay the employees managing them. A fourfold increase will also help the town confront wildfire risk.
CityLab
August 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Rome's Spanish Steps are no longer a place for sitting.
Associated Press
July 16, 2019, 2pm PDT
Grocery stores are more than just places to buy food. They’re the universal gateway to city life and culture.
New York Magazine
May 22, 2019, 6am PDT
Richard Florida discusses a study finding a range of connections between a city or neighborhood's aesthetic appeal and its economic health.
CityLab
May 20, 2019, 5am PDT
A new attempt at mitigating the social impact of short-term rentals and mass tourism.
CityLab
April 22, 2019, 8am PDT
Nashville has a great deal going for it, but rising housing costs and gentrification could take it down a darker path.
The Guardian
April 13, 2019, 5am PDT
More people than ever are traveling, but cities around the world are struggling to keep up. A new declaration aims to balance the benefits and challenges of tourism.
Reuters
Blog post
March 22, 2019, 8am PDT
There are so many more ways to access local culture as a tourist or an urban explorer than ever before.
Kayla Matthews
December 25, 2018, 9am PST
Nonprofits often advocate for local transit spending, but when we gather, we seem to forget these values. How would we know what the transit of a given city is like if we never ride their buses?
Shelterforce Magazine
November 1, 2018, 11am PDT
West Virginia's tourism office and the video game company Bethesda will collaborate to promote both the state and a game set in an imagined future where the state is decimated by nuclear fallout.
Route Fifty
October 19, 2018, 5am PDT
Nebraska has a new tourism campaign, and it's unlikely to be unequivocally popular.
Associated Press via USA Today
May 24, 2018, 11am PDT
New Orleans passed short-term rental regulations into law in October 2016, and launched a permitting process launched in April 2017. By May 2018, some city councilmembers are already proposing change.
The Times-Picayune
May 16, 2018, 10am PDT
A suite of restrictions under consideration in Madrid would eliminate short-term rentals from 95 percent of the city.
The Local
March 3, 2018, 5am PST
The Sri Lankan tourist destinations of Ella and Galle are microcosms of urban trends worldwide: one is a boomtown and the other is a boutique city.
Common Edge Collaborative
January 3, 2018, 7am PST
Cities have become obsessed with going viral.
CityLab
September 24, 2017, 7am PDT
Street art tours offer colorful glimpses of global cities.
The Dallas Morning News
August 21, 2017, 11am PDT
Saudi Arabia's government has made huge investments in the hopes of building new cities and districts to attract investment and tourism, despite past failures.
Bloomberg
August 10, 2017, 11am PDT
Purchased for $5 million, Nipton, California is slated to become "the country’s first energy-independent, cannabis-friendly hospitality destination."
Quartz