Cities

Liberté, égalité, marché

Half of Paris just took a mandatory day off of driving

What's a city to do when smog reaches toxic levels? Cue the car bans, of course.

Cities

No, gentrification does not solve the problem of segregation

When gentrification begins, neighborhoods can become more integrated and diverse -- but too often, they then end up predominantly white.

Cities

Google’s splashy campus plan aims to rewrite the office park book

The Silicon Valley giant has unveiled eye-catching designs for its new office complex. Also: It wants to build oodles of new housing.

Climate & Energy

Watch this adorable 6-year-old make the case for climate action

Second-grader Noah Gue is headed to the White House with his climate change video. Hey Feds: ya better be quaking in your boots!

Cities

Why are Americans more afraid of ISIS than racism and climate change?

Concerns about race relations spiked last year, according to Gallup -- but now they're vying with climate change for last place on Americans' list of anxieties.

Cities

NYC can’t fix its housing crisis alone — the suburbs need to step up

If New York's suburbs build more dense, affordable housing, it will be good for lower-income residents -- and for the environment too.

Finally! A bus as pretentious as you are!

Does San Francisco need another private bus? Well, it’s got one.

A new San Francisco service promises to reimagine the horrors of the daily commute by strapping a hipster coffee shop onto a bus chassis.

Nothin' But A Green Thang

He’s young, green, Latino, openly gay — and the mayor of Long Beach

Robert Garcia, the mayor of Long Beach, talks cars, the port, and why green is second nature for him.

Business & Technology

We could put utility-scale solar plants in our cities

Big solar projects don't have to be built in undeveloped areas, new research finds. We could fit them right into developed urban areas.

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