February 4, 2013, 7am PST
Lamenting the lack of a single big, transformative urban idea during President Obama's first term, Richard Florida urges the president to establish a new cabinet-level Department of Cities to build a "lasting urban legacy."
December 4, 2012, 12pm PST
Today in New York City, developers and public officials broke ground on the $15 billion Hudson Yards redevelopment project. Jason Sheftell reports on the milestone day and includes some stunning renderings of the project's components.
November 27, 2012, 7am PST
Seen as a source of economic development and easy money for cities (struggling or not) throughout North America, casino projects are neither a revenue panacea nor the win-win "economic bullet" that supporters claim, argues Richard Florida.
November 9, 2012, 2pm PST
A school bus driver in Cleveland is being credited with capturing the naughty behavior of a driver who decided she didn't need to stop for crossing children. Her penalty: wear a sign labeling her as an “idiot".
November 7, 2012, 2pm PST
As an increasing percentage of the world's population, and economic assets, confront the threats of climate change, the aftermath of Sandy provides an opportunity for New York to set a global example for building stronger, smarter cities.
August 25, 2012, 5am PDT
A quick look at some of Brooklyn's demographic data illustrates a dramatic divide between the Borough's most wealthy and most poor - economic segregation at its extreme in America.
May 22, 2012, 7am PDT
Inspired by the corporate sponsorship that made New York City's new bike share system possible, Steve Smith believes that public facilities across our cities are ripe for branding.
January 20, 2012, 2pm PST
The Daily News does its best to, ahem, "cover" this year's version of the annual New York City "No Pants Subway Ride." Beware, potentially NSFW.
January 25, 2011, 6am PST
Brookyln City Councilman David Greenfield is introducing legislation that would allow pregnant women special parking passes if they have a note from their doctor.
December 1, 2010, 10am PST
As the debate over new bike lanes pits New Yorkers against each other, people should refocus on the economic benefits the lanes can provide, argues Richard Florida.
July 6, 2010, 11am PDT
A Queens 16-year-old teamed up with a Brooklyn entrepreneur to save the route after turned down by state legislators. The route was among three dozen others eliminated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as austerity measures on June 26.
April 27, 2009, 6am PDT
Redeveloping Coney Island could be the biggest rezoning effort in New York City history. The controversial plan has many in the city up in arms.
March 1, 2009, 9am PST
The new federal budget represents a broad increase in funding for urban programs. New York in particular is to benefit greatly from the new spending plan.
January 21, 2009, 11am PST
Highlights of the Coney Island revival plan include new housing, shops, and recreational facilities--which some say have no place in the historic amusement district.
July 9, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Lacking good public transit connections, residents of Red Hook, New York are taking advantage of the free bus and water taxi service recently launched by the Swedish retail giant to bring customers to its new store in the neighborhood.</p>
May 8, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>With its portrait of glamorous living in Manhattan, some New Yorkers can't help but blame the television series for fueling the city's gentrification. Even the show's star, Sarah Jessica Parker, laments Manhattan's loss of 'grit'.</p>
October 11, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The development of more than 200 units of affordable housing intended for teachers and public school officials has been announced in the South Bronx.</p>
February 1, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>Green roofs can cut air-conditioning bills, last longer than regular roofs, and are environment-friendly. Now they could help you save on taxes too.</p>
June 6, 2006, 9am PDT
While cities that have never suffered terrorism are receiving large increases in homeland security funding, New York City's allocation is being cut by 40 percent after faulty analysis omits reference to iconic sites, critics charge.
March 29, 2005, 10am PST
A master planning project in Port Washington is employing community visioning techniques to create the first-ever plan for the community's future development.