Cities

bridge to nowhere

Just what our crumbling, aging infrastructure doesn’t need: Trump’s plan

Trump is really just pushing a tax cut that wouldn’t fix our infrastructure needs.

Burn notice

The Ghost Ship fire is a reminder: We have to make our cities work for everyone

In this time of dramatic economic inequality, we’re going to have to accept unconventional housing and work to make it safer.

fresh beats

Stop what you’re doing and watch kids rap about growing food.

This viral video has a vital message.

toxic lake

How the sugar industry killed Florida’s beaches.

The Weather Channel shows just how bad Florida's green sludge problem could get -- and who is to blame.

A drink and a nod

Why is EPA chief Gina McCarthy speaking at a conference full of private water company execs?

Private water firms have screwed over cities and citizens around the world, including Flint, Michigan.

Good Things

The mannequin challenge may be in its twilight, but public transit has our hearts forever.

Atlanta's metro authority filmed a mannequin challenge. It's delightful.

Stuck in the Middle

The NYC traffic guru who coined the term “gridlock” has a plan to fix it

By focusing on neighborhood needs, Sam Schwartz’s MOVE NY could succeed where other NYC traffic-reduction and transit-funding efforts have failed.

solid red

It’s not just D.C.: Republicans dominated elections at the state level this year, too.

State politics matter, too. Now more than ever.

stranger than fiction

Ben Carson may soon oversee the country’s affordable housing. Yes, that Ben Carson.

The retired surgeon could be our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.