February 18, 2011, 2pm PST
Despite the city's heavy dependence on cars, a newly-approved project in Los Angeles will transform a Downtown street into a better experience for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit-riders.
February 16, 2011, 8am PST
A residential development in the Upper West Side aims to bring a taste of Danish urban aesthetic to the Big Apple.
February 11, 2011, 11am PST
Leonardo DiCaprio accompanied architect Lawrence Scarpa to report on the project and to discuss the rationale behind this type of low-income housing development.
February 8, 2011, 8am PST
A transit program in California is intended to be a lifeline for the homeless population, allowing for easier access to medical services and employment opportunities.
January 28, 2011, 9am PST
In the heart of Koreatown in Los Angeles, an experimental community took over 2 apartment complexes in the '90s. Today, it's a thriving group of folks trying to live greenly in the big city.
September 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
To draw attention to unused buildings lying fallow in cities like New Orleans, writer Rob Walker has created the "Hypothetical Development Organization" to render possible future uses and designs.
September 16, 2010, 12pm PDT
A new study says that improved environmental quality in office building leads to reductions in "work hours affected by asthma, respiratory allergies, depression, and stress."
September 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
GOOD Magazine has an infographic illustrating the world cities with the most pedestrian fatalities per 100,000 residents. Unsurprisingly, 3 American cities are at the top of the list.
August 7, 2010, 1pm PDT
One of the problems with investing in large infrastructure, and transportation in particular, is that it's difficult to predict the needs of future cities, says Mathias Crawford. If we're all telecommuting, will we need buses?
July 23, 2010, 1pm PDT
In an interview with the Guardian, Mayor Boris Johnson touted new plans for bicycle superhighways stretching throughout London.
June 23, 2010, 11am PDT
Alison Arieff talks with Jason Roberts Go Oak Cliff, a neighborhood advocacy group in Austin, Texas, about his techniques for advocating for better neighborhoods.
June 2, 2010, 1pm PDT
At the Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control center (ATSAC) near City Hall in Los Angeles, a team of engineers watches traffic flow all over the city, sucking in tons of data to improve transit and automotive circulation.
May 28, 2010, 9am PDT
Lebanon, Kansas is the true middle of the contiguous United States. Photographer J. Bennett Fitts is documenting this Middle America, a town that has lost a lot of population over the years.
May 18, 2010, 9am PDT
Ryan Bradley takes a walk across Los Angeles to reflect on the city's transportation history.
May 14, 2010, 12pm PDT
A Swedish startup is developing a kite-like turbine to capture the power of ocean waves to generate electricity.
May 6, 2010, 2pm PDT
A growing grassroots effort for community-building is to build brick ovens in vacant lots to encourage gatherings. Kyla Fullenwider of GOOD gives step-by-step instructions for putting one in your neighborhood.
April 26, 2010, 9am PDT
A paint company is sponsoring a project to brighten up dull communities by painting them with bright colors.
April 19, 2010, 9am PDT
California City, California was designed to be the state's next great metropolis. But today it's hardly more than a dream. Geoff Manaugh reports on this modern-day ghost town.
April 16, 2010, 12pm PDT
What makes a model neighborhood? GOOD Magazine devotes an issue to the topic, beginning with a list of traits that make a neighborhood great.
April 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
In Los Angeles, wheat-pasted posters that indicate bike lanes have been cropping up on utility boxes all over the city.