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Population Growth Means a City Is Thriving, or Does It?

Public officials and reporters alike adopt the myth that bigger is better. That’s not always the case.


Harvey Has Many Asking: How Hard Is It to Evacuate a Major City?

Houston is the nation's fourth largest city. While all urban areas present unique evacuation challenges, some are bigger than others.

• Quirk in Federal Funding Rules Could Punish Disaster-Stricken Areas

The Rise of the 'Night Mayor' in America

The concept caught fire in Europe and is gaining relevance in large and small cities across the Atlantic.

COMMENTARY

How Much Can Cities Do About Walkability?

A lot of what fosters it is out of their control, but a little audacity goes a long way.