Freelance writer/editor and communications consultant based in Chicago
The United States has a long and insidious history of erecting structures to control the movements of African Americans in urban and suburban spaces.
In rural Alabama, a long history of racial inequality and poverty has left people struggling to survive in uninhabitable housing.
The New York Times
Another corruption scandal involving a Los Angeles city councilmember highlights the urgent need for major planning changes in the city.
Los Angeles Times
The coronavirus has upended urban life, but it also provides an opportunity to look to new and innovative redesign of cities in the future.
Pilot programs can offer useful insight to decisionmakers, but they need to be done for the right reasons and with clear goals and plans.
Smart Cities Dive
Research shows that road asphalt exposed to heat and sunlight may eventually become a significant emissions source.
New transportation research measures the impact of commercial vehicles as drivers search for parking on city streets.
Transportation demand models offer predictions that are used to make important decisions, but their accuracy is questionable. The real issue, however, might be about the goals of planning and how urban life and livability are quantified.
Wildfires in California and Colorado are spewing out smoke that is traveling to other parts of the country. The health effects of the dirty air are substantial, and they could last long after the fires are out.
Inside Climate News
For low-income renters, security deposits can be a hurdle they cannot overcome. Cincinnati's “renters’ choice” program aims to help with that challenge by providing alternatives to traditional security deposits.