Cities

Cities

Does new public transit increase gentrification and lower ridership?

Smart Planet points us to a report from the Dukakis Center at Northeastern University that concludes that new transit can lead to gentrification.

Cities

New Apple store in Chicago means shiny new train station, but who will fix the rest of the system?

Apple paid $4 million to renovate a dilapidated transit station near its new Chicago store. Great. But what if you don't live near an Apple store?

Cities

A very impressive two weeks for the federal sustainability partnership

The Partnership for Sustainable Communities has announced an impressive amount of federal assistance to sustainability projects across the country.

Cities

How cities are good for science, and vice versa

The world's booming cities are a hotbed for scientific research. They also have big problems that only science can solve.

Cities

William Lind makes a conservative case for public transit (just not buses)

William Lind thinks Republican politicians should be supporting public rail transit because it makes sense for their affluent (and mostly white) constituency. He also says white conservatives are "not going to be comfortable" on city buses where they are "surrounded …

Cities

We’re tearing this highway down, Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood says

It's one thing to talk about designing for people instead of cars, and another thing make good on that pledge by tearing tear down elevated highways.

Cities

Roll up your sleeves, get out on the street, and make a Better Block

A model for DIY street improvement comes out of Dallas, even capturing the imagination of Long Island's favorite son -- Billy Joel.

Cities

Is there a war between cities and suburbs? Does there have to be one?

Where we choose to live, and how, is emerging as a crucial factor in the battle to reduce carbon emissions. Is there anything to be gained by framing the cities vs. suburbs conflict as just another culture war?

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New study says young people want apartments, not houses; iPhones, not cars

A new Canadian study indicates that more and more people prefer to live in high-density apartments.