Cities

Cities

Jobs are shifting back to cities — and that’s good news for mass transit

Employment is now growing faster in many downtowns than in outlying areas. That creates opportunities to improve our transportation systems.

Climate & Energy

Will Obama’s climate plan cause blackouts? No.

Experts explain why.

Climate & Energy

Sea level “jumps” 5 inches. Probably nothing to worry about

Every once in a while, Mother Nature throws a curve ball.

Living

Climate change is the ultimate gentrifier

If you're really worried about gentrification, your best bet is tackling problems related to racial inequities and climate change vulnerability.

Climate & Energy

Meet Obama’s chief resilience officer

Harriet Tregoning, a rock star in the world of smart growth and urban planning, is now the head of HUD’s Office of Economic Resilience.

Business & Technology

Tesla co-founder wants to reinvent the … garbage truck?

Ian Wright wants to electrify big autos -- and when cleaning up the streets, where better to start than with garbage trucks?

Shrinking Pains

Micro-living isn’t just a Portlandia sketch — it’s my life

This fictional home has a bathtub and I don’t even have a bathroom sink, but I get it: Tiny living is not easy.

Defuster-Clucking

We love this fake plan to turn Seattle’s fusterclucked tunnel into a park

Bertha is still stuck, but locals have a plan to upcycle the unfinished highway tunnel under downtown.

Climate & Energy

Care about global climate change? Then fight local air pollution

The dirty fuels that cause particulate pollution are the same dirty fuels that cause global warming -- another great reason to crack down on them.

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