Cities

stranger than fiction

Ben Carson may soon oversee the country’s affordable housing. Yes, that Ben Carson.

The retired surgeon could be our next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Flint still doesn’t have safe drinking water.

Mayor Karen Weaver has extended the city's state of emergency.

The future of U.S. climate action doesn’t look great, but cities around the world are stepping up.

The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy will make sure cities are picking up our climate action slack moving forward.

Love Train

Mass transit wins big in ballot initiatives

On a bleak night for progressives, voters across the country backed transit projects.

small wonders

Where’s the clean power revolution? Try small-town America.

An 8-minute documentary shows how communities are moving forward.

pain in the grass

As drought shaming fades in California, lawns are making a comeback.

After the state relaxed water restrictions, grass is coming back into fashion.

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taken for a ride — or not

Uber works great for white male riders.

A new study indicates all rides are not created equally.

Park-and-ride

A new guide will show you the way to national parks without a car.

Gorgeous, remote national parks can often be reached by train or bus.