Documents in a new suit show that Detroit's water utility forgot to charge $115 million in sewage fees -- then hit residents with surprise catch-up bills.
The disaster highlights the cost of careless urban planning and environmental mismanagement.
Forget the commune: Across the country, new kinds of co-living spaces are trying to disrupt economies and transform city life.
Jeff Wilson has moved into a 33-square-foot trash container in an effort to create a "low-impact, zero-net-waste" life.
Bad news: Creeks aren't safer for swimming if you are a bug.
A cross-country train trip serves as a reminder that Big Rail once called all the shots, until we pushed back against its reshaping of the U.S. landscape.
Charming neighborhoods are not magic. They can be developed with smart public policy.
Got an idea for how to make the daily trek less awful? This contest could make your dream come true.
In New York, smart street design helped the city have its safety and its speed, too.
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