Cities

Cities

Today, “Made in Detroit” is a label in search of a story

The archetypal factory town struggles to turn "manufacturing renaissance" from a slogan into a reality.

What the Frack?

Frackers are dumping toxic waste into California’s groundwater

Billions of gallons of contaminated wastewater are threatening the state's shrinking water supply.

Whole Hoods

Can Whole Foods serve Southside Chicago’s soul?

Whole Foods is breaking ground in Southside Chicago, but can it also break down issues of gentrification and discrimination?

Cities

East Coasters, prepare for three decades of epic flooding

In the time it takes to pay a mortgage, East Coast cities will be swamped. Yikes.

follow the narrow brick road

Here’s why narrower streets are safer

Turns out that wider lanes only encourage people to drive faster, with deadly results.

Cities

Behind every crumbling downtown is a billionaire who wants to save it

Detroit ponders its dependence on billionaire Dan Gilbert just as another high-profile effort to revive a downtown in Las Vegas, led by another tech CEO, hits the rapids.

Climate & Energy

The cruel, increasingly usual prison punishment no one is talking about

Climate change and urban heat islands are making life inside the big house even more intolerable for the guilty and innocent alike.

Business & Technology

In the cities of the future, skyscrapers could be made out of wood

A Canadian architect thinks we should build skyscrapers out of wood to save the earth and climate a whole lotta hurt.

Cities

Chicago’s garbage trucks will be rollin’ on volts

Our trash won't be riding dirty for too much longer. North America's first electric garbage truck is rolling through Chicago.

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