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April 23, 2019, 8am PDT
A new study says that huge amounts of water are moved from rural areas to cities to support rapidly growing urban populations.
The Straits Times
December 9, 2018, 7am PST
The pitting of cities and rural communities against one another is the wrong approach. Instead, policies that help cities thrive will benefit rural areas in the long run.
August 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Urban vs. rural is just one example of the many false dichotomies presented as fact during the presidential campaign. A more nuanced understanding of these terms reveals more of the country's real character.
January 12, 2016, 5am PST
As the dust settles from the Great Recession—evidence is growing to support the growing relevance of urban areas in the overall economic picture of the United States.
City Observatory
August 17, 2011, 9am PDT
Crime in urban areas is on the decline. Some attribute the drop to increases in the amount of people returning to city centers.
May 27, 2011, 7am PDT
Crows are seemingly everywhere, including cities. A new book looks at the relationship between people and crows in urban areas and what it says about modern cities.
May 25, 2011, 9am PDT
Choreographer Jenni Bregman studied human use and interaction in urban areas to create her latest dance piece, "Intimate City."
The Polis Blog
April 28, 2011, 8am PDT
Two writers from different parts of the world collaborate to expound on the evolution of places and how best to understand the changes underway in the urban world.
Sustainable Cities Collective
April 27, 2011, 8am PDT
In this wide-ranging post for <em>The Atlantic</em>, the NRDC's Kaid Benfield explores some of the major trends playing out in urban and suburban America, and how the suburbs are less and less the dominant urban form in the market.
The Altantic
April 21, 2011, 2pm PDT
The debate over urbanism often pits suburbs against urban areas. But the real debate is about walkable areas versus car-dependent ones, according to Christopher Leinberger.
The New Republic
October 7, 2010, 7am PDT
Event the densest and most populated urban areas in America are seeing increasing numbers of coyotes.
September 7, 2010, 5am PDT
Low income housing can also be green housing. A new trend in home design and community activism is giving even inexpensive housing a green sheen.
Los Angeles Times
August 18, 2010, 5am PDT
Writing in <em>Foreign Policy</em>, Joel Kotkin argues that increasing urbanization and density are not inevitable realities.
Foreign Policy
August 16, 2010, 8am PDT
In crowded New York City, finding a final resting place in one of the city's cemeteries is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive. Other major cities are facing the same crunch.
The New York Times
July 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
With the global urban population on the rise and cities expected to become densely populated mega-cities, automakers are trying to design cars for future cities.
The New York Times
March 18, 2010, 6am PDT
New research suggests that huge domes of carbon dioxide hover over urban areas, which is prompting some scientists and policymakers to stress the importance of cities as the frontlines of the war on greenhouse gas emissions.
September 28, 2009, 9am PDT
Suicide rates are on the rise in rural areas, according to a new study. Compared to urban areas, rural men are committing suicide 54% more often.
The Daily Yonder
August 3, 2009, 10am PDT
Urban sounds can have an effect on people -- both physically and mentally. This sonic tour through New York City examines how sounds affect urbanites.