Cities

Lane change

Building bike infrastructure creates more jobs, plus people want this stuff

John Boehner has said that Americans don't "look very kindly" on bike infrastructure. Seems he might be wrong.

Small change

Millennials not looking for McMansions (unless they have to move back in with the parents)

Will Generation Y choose to live in smaller spaces and more walkable communities than their parents did?

Denial is a river

What happened in Brisbane could happen to us

Here's one reason it's important for us to look these catastrophes in the face and realize that they can happen to us: They reveal how weak our systems are. All of our modern sophistication, our …

Chain reaction

Walmart wants a piece of New York City

Walmart has so far been shut out of the Big Apple. Now they're back, using a fancy new PR campaign with all the social-media bells and whistles.

Smart talk

A failure to communicate: Urbanists should accentuate the positive

Urbanists prattle on about sustainability as if the economic meltdown of the last few years didn't even happen. No wonder it's not working.

It's a road, it's a place, it's ...

'Superstreets' work smarter, not wider

Is there a way to accommodate a growing population and its continued need to drive without ending up in a scenario where we all live in the median of a 120-lane highway? Researchers at North …

DIY Renaissance Center

Detroit, community resilience, and the American dream

Within our lifetimes, many of us will have to pioneer a new meaning of what "the good life" really is. People in Detroit are leading the way.

Sex and the city transportation system

Who's riding the subway this week? Jake Gyllenhaal and pantsless hipsters

What's sexy about riding the subway? Well, this weekend you got to see a lot of people's underwear and maybe also Jake Gyllenhaal.

Urban family values

Living in a small space can sometimes cramp your green style

Living in a small home without a car limits the amount we consume and pollute. But green living can sometimes get in the way of -- well, green living.