Cities

Cities

One mom’s fight to make Seattle’s most polluted neighborhood greener

DeVona Lahrman is leading a crusade to get kids more safe places to play outside in the heart of the city's industrial district.

Food

Soda ads with health warnings? That’s about to be a real thing

San Francisco voters turned down a tax, but its legislators have now required prominent warnings on all sugary-beverage marketing.

Cities

Pittsburgh screwed its residents by hiring a private water manager

A lawsuit against the company that manages Pittsburgh's water -- and that has cut residents off based on erroneous bills -- shows the downside of privatization.

Cities

To create more affordable housing, build more mass transit

Adding new subway lines, trains, and bus routes makes nearby housing more attractive -- and more economical for people who need to commute to jobs.

Cities

Tent cities: Seattle’s unique approach to homelessness

To hold back a rising tide, Seattle has embraced an approach that other cities have outlawed.

Cities

13 cities that have priced out millenials from buying a home

Hey snake person, want to live in New York City? Or worse, San Francisco? Fuggedaboutit.

Cities

Think Detroit has it rough now? Just wait ‘til climate change gets ahold of it

But there are lots of things the city can do to prepare.

Living

Somehow, Seattle musicians are still killing it

Watch us chat with Tacocat, the palindromic stars of Seattle's music scene, about feminist punk, public transit, and Macklemore.

Living

Should I replace my brown lawn with artificial turf?

A California homeowner wonders about fake grass. Umbra rolls out a better answer.