When a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s moves in, there goes the neighborhood

Fancy grocery stores drive up housing prices and drive out low-income residents.


It’s not just clean water: Flint’s undocumented immigrants can’t access medical lead testing

English-only materials and ID requirements for lead testing confound one of the most vulnerable populations in a city whose waters are poisoned.


Denmark preps for climate change by building parks that can transform into ponds

Let's hope this new water infrastructure plan puts the "cope" in Copenhagen.

Florida mayors to Marco Rubio: Stop ignoring climate change

Fifteen Florida leaders have a message for the presidential hopeful.


What do racism and poverty have to do with pollution and climate change?

Watch our video explain why environmental justice is a critical part of planning a green future that’s good for everyone.


Black Lives Matters calls the Flint water crisis an act of “state violence”

The group released a statement of solidarity with the Michigan residents still suffering from a lead-contaminated water supply.

No parking? Self-driving cars could have a huge effect on our cities

You've heard about how robocars are going to upend the economy. But have you thought about what they'll do to urban space?


The human population is aging. Can our cities handle it?

A new report says we should make our cities more "age-friendly" with better housing, transportation, and other accommodations for the elderly.

Map shows how Michigan’s lead problem extends far beyond the Flint water crisis

High levels of lead aren’t unique to Flint.