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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 Downtown Houston surrounded by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday.

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.

Is California's Housing Plan Missing the Mark?

The state's lawmakers are working on ways to address its affordable housing crisis, but advocates and academics say they're not going about it in the best way.

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.