July 15, 2019
Absentee property owners from abroad take much of the blame for rising housing prices in America. But they’re really a net win for cities.
May 1, 2019
How housing shortages, NIMBYism and traffic are reshaping America.
March 7, 2019
Automobiles hurt the quality of urban life, but radical change is politically difficult.
January 11, 2019
If cities don't find a way soon, they risk homelessness, crime and drug abuse spreading beyond a single neighborhood.
November 16, 2018
The city could be accused of policing too much and too little.
September 1, 2018
Smaller-scale infrastructure projects can pay off in major ways.
July 16, 2018
Flashing police cameras may make neighborhoods feel ominous, but they serve a purpose.
May 14, 2018
As transit systems grow antiquated, cities should try nimbler options.
March 28, 2018
Clearing out blight has its benefits, but it can also erase crucial assets.
January 26, 2018
But burdensome federal regulations are getting in the way.
November 17, 2017
The Mormon Church designed the city in a way that makes its streets a liability -- and an opportunity.
September 26, 2017
Seattle offers a case study on whether cities can gain population without gaining traffic.
July 14, 2017
Unlike most places, Portland, Ore., offers easy living and shopping -- and it’s paying off for the city.
May 26, 2017
Debates about how to address housing shortages in already dense cities raise important points about managing chaos.
March 13, 2017
It's a counter to the "not in my backyard" mentality that has led to housing shortages in some cities.
January 26, 2017
The housing shortages that plague most urban areas are a prime example of the complications that can arise when states take a back seat.
November 14, 2016
They still share a border, but the cities along it differ in nearly every way possible.
September 1, 2016
The city demonstrates how to leverage foreign partnerships.
July 18, 2016
Oklahoma City successfully farmed out economic development.
May 12, 2016
Tax increment financing has been used to build stadiums, libraries and parks.
March 25, 2016
New Orleans has been battling an increase in noise complaints ever since outsiders moved there after Hurricane Katrina. Its found a way, though, to keep residents happier and music going.
January 1, 2016
In some cities, the personality of its residents may play a part in economic success (or failure).
November 1, 2015
The island’s future depends a lot on San Juan.
September 1, 2015
Havana has a complex Uber-like system that might be worth imitating in U.S. cities.
July 1, 2015
Unlike other rapidly growing cities, Miami doesn’t regulate building heights.
May 1, 2015
Once inaccessible and crime-ridden, Charlottesville, Va.’s now-popular pedestrian mall offers a blueprint for other cities.
March 1, 2015
Regulating businesses is necessary, but it can have negative impacts on struggling cities.
February 1, 2015
In many gentrifying neighborhoods, attracting new residents and restaurants is the easy part. Finding the right mix of retail is much harder.
January 1, 2015
The city’s changes to one of its most dangerous streets follows an urban trend of making streets safer for pedestrians and bikers.
December 1, 2014
The city’s aggressive attempts to attract immigrants have helped increase its population for the first time in decades. Should other struggling cities adopt a similar strategy?
November 1, 2014
L.A. County is using a computerized system to link homeless people with the social services that best fit their needs.
October 1, 2014
At a time when people are flocking to cities, federal policies still heavily promote single-family homes and make it harder for people to buy condos.
September 1, 2014
Vertically inclined cities could make a lot of money allowing private developers to build high-rise apartments or business spaces above libraries, city halls and schools.
July 1, 2014
Scaffolding, closed roads, hidden store signs, you name it. Public works projects annoy customers and hurt businesses. But there’s a lot cities can do to soften the blow.