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?


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.

Food Feeding the City

The future of urban agriculture is not about the 10-mile diet

Urban agriculture is a movement in transition. Agriculture has a vital role to play in cities, but it must be done in a way that keeps the urban fabric intact.


Woman prizes car over skull

A Maine woman was badly bruised when a bullet fired by her neighbor ricocheted onto her property and hit her in the face. What really concerned her, though, was the damage done to her car.


Stimulus money brings an Indiana city back from the brink

Eighteen months ago, the city of Kokomo, Ind., was one of those American Rust Belt towns that looked like it was clanking toward irreversible decay. Today the community of some 45,000 people is revitalized and renewed, thanks to an infusion …


'The car is a kind of shield that deflects empathy'

The new photo series "Lee Friedlander: America by Car" shows how our mode of transportation shapes our experience of the world.


In Illinois, rail passengers stand up for trains [VIDEO]

Trains. People love them. And these riders want the government to know it.


IBM’s OneCity urban fix-it game

IBM is hyping its new flash video game, OneCity, which is sort of a hybrid between SimCity and a well-produced commercial.


Digital entrepreneurs want to change the way New Yorkers hail a cab

What if the solutions to America's transportation problems weren't made out of concrete and steel, but out of zeros and ones? What if you could turn car services and taxis into an alternate public transportation system -- by creating an …