October 4, 2016, 8am PDT
New York City has come a long way since the Giuliani days, when sidewalk barriers were placed at intersections to facilitate turning vehicles, thus prohibiting pedestrians from crossing the street.
October 2, 2016, 7am PDT
As summer temperatures rise and heat waves roll through, cities can take steps to keep cool. But shedding the heat may be difficult for urban areas designed to retain it.
September 28, 2016, 7am PDT
With more than 600,000 daily commuters passing through, Penn Station is one of the busiest transit halls in the Western Hemisphere. Finally, there's a plan in place to make necessary repairs without making the commute even more unbearable.
September 27, 2016, 7am PDT
You can write all the tickets in the world but you can't stop drivers from parking in bike lanes.
September 27, 2016, 5am PDT
New Lab repurposes a gritty shipbuilding warehouse, giving manufacturing startups the support that software firms get from your typical incubator.
September 24, 2016, 9am PDT
Recent development controversies in New York City inspired one writer to set some priorities.
September 19, 2016, 8am PDT
A blogger offers a critical review of a podcast that examines the humans effects of gentrification in East New York, noting especially the lack of policy discussion's effect on the conversation.
September 15, 2016, 10am PDT
A cynical person might say that this is why we can't have nice things.
September 13, 2016, 6am PDT
A proposal by AECOM would transform the Red Hook waterfront with 25-45 million square feet of residential.
Crain's New York Business
September 12, 2016, 8am PDT
The account of how the terror and tragedy of 9/11 led an urban planner from working for a private consulting firm to working in the public sector.
September 11, 2016, 1pm PDT
Fear that skyscrapers might be a persistent target of terrorist attacks did not last long beyond the days and months following 9/11. Neither terrorists nor the Great Recession have stopped the city's skyline from continuing to reaching skyward.
September 10, 2016, 11am PDT
The New York City Council will consider legislation that would address a lack of employment benefits for 'gig economy' workers.
September 8, 2016, 9am PDT
The de Blasio Administration's next big rezoning push will occur in the southwest Bronx.
September 8, 2016, 5am PDT
Results showing progress in the fight to end traffic fatalities have disappeared, just like some of the safety projects installed under the banner of Vision Zero.
August 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
Amtrak will replace, rather than overhaul, aging Acela trains with new, 186-mph trains from French manufacturer, Alstom, though they won't exceed 160 mph. The agreement was announced Friday by VP Joe Biden at Biden Station, Wilmington, Del.
August 28, 2016, 9am PDT
A case study in New York's response to the Hurricane Sandy flooding in the neighborhoods of Coney Island and Gravesend.
New York Economic Development Corporation
August 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Created so people could "experience nature in the midst of crowds," New York's Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge embodies the characteristics of all modern national parks: abundant, welcoming, and threatened.
August 25, 2016, 7am PDT
A Politico article describes the Far Rockaway neighborhood as still reeling from the effects of Superstorm Sandy and a history of underinvestment. The city is ready to launch a $91 million redevelopment effort to change all that.
August 24, 2016, 10am PDT
Here's a controversial assertion: expensive, desirable cities are doing everyone else a favor by forcing people to move.
August 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A case study provided by the MillionTreesNYC program offers insight into complicated territorial boundaries that can challenge urban greening projects.