August 20, 2015, 7am PDT
On the heels of President Obama's Clean Power Plan rule that reduces carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, the new rule focuses on the other major greenhouse gas, methane, and rather than coal, it is focused on oil and gas drilling.
July 15, 2015, 9am PDT
Alana Semuels describes the structural forces that had led Cincinnati's Lincoln Heights neighborhood to the brink of extinction.
July 8, 2015, 6am PDT
A clear, detailed explanation of community land trusts—a growing model for retaining affordable housing and neighborhood character in the face of gentrification pressures.
June 18, 2015, 5am PDT
A new study finds evidence of the benefits of green space for the cognitive development of children.
June 10, 2015, 2pm PDT
Exploring the persistence of racial segregation as a result of U.S. housing policies—policies intended to break patterns of segregation, not reproduce them.
June 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
Urbanism media noted the growing privatization of recreation facilities, such as pools, as one of the lessons to be taken from a controversial encounter between police and black teenagers in McKinney, Texas over the weekend.
June 1, 2015, 9am PDT
The autism community is faced with a housing crisis that could from bad to worse if housing standards end a waiver program that allows group homes for people with intellectual and development disabilities.
April 18, 2015, 1pm PDT
American cities are often described as 'segregated,' but segregation is not always well defined. A new study reveals a distinctive pattern: American cities tend to have many small areas of affluence amid fewer, but often larger, areas of poverty.
April 2, 2015, 12pm PDT
Even movies set long ago and far, far away have to be filmed somewhere. With uncanny frequency, many of them, including "The Hunger Games" and "Insurgent," have been filmed in the futuristic/dystopian landscape designed by John Portman in Atlanta.
March 23, 2015, 1pm PDT
Exploring an effort to revitalize the downtown of the city of Fresno—an agricultural town in the Central Valley of California.
March 9, 2015, 5am PDT
A psychological experiment finds that warning signs depicting more movement gain more attention, making drivers navigate more carefully.
March 2, 2015, 5am PST
Increased awareness of sprawl’s negative effects has not led to a drop-off in its construction. Developers say they only build what the market demands.
February 23, 2015, 6am PST
Minneapolis combines prosperity with plentiful affordable housing, an increasing rarity. Geographical factors play a role, but longstanding "fiscal equalization" policies may make the difference.
January 29, 2015, 12pm PST
Advocates for housing and quality of life in rural communities face an uphill battle in gaining attention, much less funding, to fight the problem.
January 23, 2015, 8am PST
If you're into place names and the history of presidential politics, we have just the map for you.
December 10, 2014, 8am PST
Oil prices are at a five-year low with gasoline prices averaging $2.67 a gallon, lowest since February 2010. Furthermore, they are expected to drop another 17 cents to $2.50 a gallon in time for Christmas, so why not raise the gas tax by a nickel?
November 17, 2014, 11am PST
Alana Samuels writes about the state of the zombie subdivisions scattered around the western United States—a derelict reminder of the high water mark of the last master planned community building boom.
November 7, 2014, 6am PST
You've probably heard the proclamation "The Next Brooklyn" more than once, from the New York Times of all things.
October 29, 2014, 2pm PDT
A snarky post written for The Atlantic identifies a forgotten culprit in the country's dropping homeownership rates: Generation X.
October 24, 2014, 7am PDT
A Detroit reborn sounds great, but what if the residents of “blighted” areas don’t want to leave? Many feel they have no choice in a process that has been compared to racial relocation. Meanwhile, activists scramble to give residents options.