July 13, 2012, 11am PDT
Farhad Manjoo probes the internet retail giant's shifting strategy on the geographic distribution of its facilities, and wonders what the implications are for local retail once Amazon can offer same-day delivery.
July 2, 2012, 2pm PDT
Will Doig considers the growing pressure cities face to build a marketable identity, and why that's a particular challenge for generally livable cities.
May 17, 2012, 10am PDT
In search of cheap rent and an urban experience with some <em>bona fide</em> street cred, young people are making the move out to the Rust Belt, Will Doig reports.
April 18, 2012, 5am PDT
As wealthy communities learn to use historic districts to inflate property values, socially conscious urbanists must think twice about the purpose and place of preservation, Will Doig reports.
March 14, 2012, 9am PDT
The increasing recognition of waterfronts as a recreational and redevelopment asset belies its continued value for trade and industry. Will Doig makes the case for the oft-antagonized shipping industry in the tug-of-war over waterfront real estate.
January 5, 2012, 1pm PST
There's not a lot of talk about cities or urban issues among the Republicans running for president, according to this piece from <em>Salon</em>.
January 2, 2012, 5am PST
Will Doig takes us through some of the biggest projects to look out for across the nation this year, proving that cities are neither as cash-strapped nor as unimaginative as we perhaps thought.
December 5, 2011, 10am PST
Will Doig asks, "Are urban bicyclists just elite snobs?" Turns out the answer is, basically, no.
August 22, 2011, 12pm PDT
Writer J.J. Sedelmaier recalls riding the beautifully streamlined Electroliner trains, which ran on the same tracks as other Chicago rail transit but were a special event all to themselves.
July 17, 2011, 7am PDT
The wastelands of the modern world can have an almost post-apocalyptic feel. But they can also be beautiful.
July 13, 2011, 7am PDT
A Superior Court Judge has ordered the jailing of the builder of an elaborate and eccentric set of unpermitted buildings in the exurbs north of Los Angeles.
April 2, 2011, 5am PDT
Using data from the 2010 U.S. Census, <em>Salon</em> lists out 10 urban areas where race segregation is most prevalent.
December 31, 2009, 7am PST
After being accused of being party-unfriendly, Paris and other French cities have been officially allowed to keep their dance clubs open as late as 7 a.m.
July 3, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>The Mississippi and Missouri rivers were once dramatically wider, but a century of re-engineering has constricted their courses, making "flood magnification" inevitable.</p>
February 18, 2008, 9am PST
<p>A new suburbanite writes into an advice columnist for help dealing with his suburban depression.</p>
November 24, 2007, 11am PST
<p>On November 21st, Britain's "No Music Day" showed why taking a break from ubiquitous music in public spaces is a badly-needed means of reclaiming the ability to actually listen to your surroundings, writes Kevin Berger.</p>
October 19, 2007, 6am PDT
<p>This post from <em>Salon</em> shows a video of a train that travels right through a market in Bangkok.</p>
September 15, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Transportation Secretary Mary Peters is taking a lot of heat from cycling advocates for citing bicycle infrastructure funding for the deteriorating state of the country's highways and bridges.</p>
September 10, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Japan's leech invasion may be an unintended consequence of successful reforestation efforts combined with rural population declines.</p>
November 4, 2006, 9am PST
<p>In this interview, Author Steven Johnson discusses his lates book about London's Cholera outbreak, urban planning, and his fascination with the popular computer game, SimCity.</p>