January 12, 2015, 10am PST
In an effort to build healthy, active public realms, many cities should considering some of the laws currently on the books that amount to shouting "get off my lawn."
August 27, 2014, 6am PDT
The latest installment of the GOOD Cities Project has produced an infographic that provides a look at the "ever-vital urban park" by comparing the park efforts of cities around the country.
August 15, 2014, 7am PDT
Suburbanites facing fines from municipalities or trying to impress their neighbors have an alternative to keep their lawns shining while still saving water—spray paint.
June 3, 2012, 7am PDT
As the Summer months heat up, Sarah Laskow reports on cities' efforts to keep retailers' doors closed.
January 18, 2012, 7am PST
After two brief, magical years in which public transit riders were treated as equals with drivers, the federal government is once again playing favorites.
December 28, 2011, 9am PST
Five years after Gilberto Kassab, the mayor of São Paulo, Brazil passed the "Clean City Law", banning all visual pollution around the city, both citizens and businesses are thankful.
November 22, 2011, 8am PST
Minneapolis knows it will never win any beauty contests, or become a tourist destination. But city leaders know what makes the city great: it works.
November 17, 2011, 11am PST
It may seem counter-intuitive, but "shared space" advocates say cars and bikes will get in fewer accidents if barriers and traffic lane markets are removed. London's Exhibition Road will open next month using this design concept.
November 7, 2011, 8am PST
Last week, Boulder, Colorado voters approved the idea of firing their power company in favor of generating their own.
September 22, 2011, 8am PDT
GOOD talks to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood about the difficulty in getting funding to maintain highways and other transportation infrastructure.
September 21, 2011, 1pm PDT
The nonprofit Hug It Forward is helping Guatemalan neighborhoods build schools at less than $10,000 by making them out of plastic bottles, writes Zak Stone for GOOD.
September 7, 2011, 2pm PDT
Berkley, California man Gregory Kloehn has taken the dumpster reuse culture to a whole other level with his dumpster house, writes Zak Stone for GOOD.
September 7, 2011, 8am PDT
GOOD compiles a subjective list of the best cities to live a decent life cheaply while you wait for the jobs to reappear. Austin tops the list of "artsy, cheap, liberal oases."
September 3, 2011, 11am PDT
A student in a social design class opened a halal hotdog stand to encourage broader acceptance of Minneapolis' Somali community, combining Muslim and American traditions in one mustard-filled bun.
August 24, 2011, 7am PDT
GOOD Magazine writes about Chicago's O'Hare International Airport dedicating 2,400 square feet of vacant space to on-site beekeeping.
August 16, 2011, 8am PDT
A new app puts parking spots on the open market, as drivers sell access to the spots they are vacating.
August 12, 2011, 2pm PDT
Aspiring to become carbon-neutral by 2050, the Emerald City commits to an ambitious plan that relies on a 10% purchase of carbon offsets.
July 20, 2011, 2pm PDT
Los Angeles Designer Julie Kim thinks the city is missing out on an opportunity at public transit hubs to create an environment that promotes interaction. So, Kim spruces up a bus stop with a coffee table and flowers and video records the results.
July 19, 2011, 8am PDT
A new website uses Google Maps and your photographs to overlay images of the past on current locations.
July 13, 2011, 11am PDT
Australia's first term prime minister Julia Gillard announced a carbon tax that will charge $23 per metric ton. Though Australia is one of the world's top carbon polluters, the program will start next year, reports Sarah Laskow, GOOD Magazine.