18 Feb 2016

A Limit To Urban Height In Vancouver

We don’t always have to build up to fit more people into a city. Vancouver

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16 Feb 2016

The Sharing Economy Should Not Lead to City Zoning Chaos

The sharing economy is challenging the demand for land-use regulations, but they’re still necessary. We

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15 Feb 2016

The Impacts Of An Aging World Population

Overpopulation isn’t something this generation has to worry about much, but under-population? That’s a very

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05 Feb 2016

Why The Downward Spiral Of Inequality Is Becoming Harder To Fix

Why does economic inequality—as opposed to just poverty—matter? There are a lot of reasons, but

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03 Feb 2016

Are Cities Really An Engine For Jobs & Prosperity?

City Observatory cataloged a series of indicators that point to the the growing economic strength of

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03 Feb 2016

The Tightrope Dance Of Our Agricultural Farming

Human use of land for crops and herds has completely altered the world’s landscapes. A

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25 Jan 2016

The Top 10 Reasons USA Is Becoming A Big Brother Society

In 1949, Eric Blair, known by the pen name of George Orwell, published 1984; a novel

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15 Jan 2016

To Get Less Drunken Violence, Design Better Cities

Tragically, another young life has been lost in an alleged one-punch assault, this time in

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14 Jan 2016

How Philly Made An All-In Bet On In-Sink Disposals

A trashy plan to create good gas. Between an in-sink garbage disposal and heaping food

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06 Jan 2016

The Internet Predicts Interesting 2016 Events

It’s the end of 2015, and many are using the occasion to look back on

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04 Dec 2015

Internet Liberates The World, But Not Equally

This we know: The next billion people who are coming online will do so from

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20 Nov 2015

Why We Have Homeless State Of Emergency In Lands Of Prosperity

Three cities, one county and a state have suspended laws that hamper their ability to

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19 Nov 2015

Why We Should Slow Down Pedestrian Cities Now

Everyone has experienced it. Striding along in a purposeful hurry, your progress is thwarted by

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18 Nov 2015

Discovering The Map Of Frenzy In Europe’s Migrant Crisis

A new interactive data viz shows flows of refugees seeking asylum as whizzing dots. Last

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11 Nov 2015

The Best & Most Eclectic Crafts Markets & Fairs In LA

These top local craft fairs feature work by Los Angeles’ craftiest artists and some of

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09 Nov 2015

Backtrack : On The Eve Of War

The census for the year war broke out in Europe was essential for identity cards,

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05 Nov 2015

The Fattest States In America In 2015

“Fat” may be the new normal in America. Drawing on data from the Centers for

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31 Oct 2015

World Cities Day 2015 : Better City, Better Life

The United Nations has every 31st of October as World Cities Day. The Day is

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22 Oct 2015

Top 10 Countries For Retail Development & Expansion

Global consulting firm A.T. Kearney released its annual Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) and there

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20 Oct 2015

Retail Is Discriminate. Always Has Been And Will Be.

New apps make it easier than ever for stores to target and share information about

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19 Oct 2015

Why 6 Is The New 8 When Working In Sweden

Be more focused, have fewer meetings—and then go home early. It sounds like a dream,

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15 Oct 2015

The Top 10 Counties Where People Are Moving

Migration rates are near historic lows, but some places are still attracting large numbers of

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14 Oct 2015

How Albuquerque Admirably Gives Jobs, Not Handouts

While other cities try to regulate panhandlers, Albuquerque, N.M., offers them an income and social

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14 Oct 2015

Three Ancient Cities To Rival London, Paris And New York

London, Paris and New York are global cities: modern hubs for travel, technology and trade,

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13 Oct 2015

10 Best Oktoberfest Celebrations In The USA

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and travelling funfair). Held annually in Munich,

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07 Oct 2015

How Americans Get To Work

The way that people get around can say a lot about how a place is

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07 Oct 2015

10 Nations That May Go Extinct By 2115

It can often seem as though nations are permanent fixtures on the landscape, immovable, unchangeable,

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06 Oct 2015

The 10 Best College Towns In The U.S.

It doesn’t take a master’s degree to know that the best college towns appeal to

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01 Oct 2015

How Colorado Springs Emerged From Recession

In many ways, Colorado Springs and other cities have rebounded. But things aren’t as good

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24 Sep 2015

How Climate-Smart Cities Could Save The World

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon

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22 Sep 2015

The Sounds Of The City Reflects Its Culture And Integrity. What’s Yours?

Researchers at MIT are asking people to record the sounds of their streets, which can

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16 Sep 2015

Before-And-After Photo Of The World’s Best Street Designs

As a remarkable new photo archive of urban transformations shows, making city streets more user-friendly

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16 Sep 2015

Why Seattle Cleared Up Three Tent Cities For Homeless

In an effort to control a growing homeless population that has become increasingly disruptive for

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14 Sep 2015

Who Will Suffer Most From Climate Change? (Hint: Not You)

A few years ago Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in

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11 Sep 2015

11 Must-See Memorials For 9-11 Before You Start Forgetting

Memorials remind us of two essential ideas: To commemorate historic and important moments, people, and

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11 Sep 2015

Government Websites Can Be Exciting. Here’s How.

Learn more about all Best of the Web winners and finalists in this map. State

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09 Sep 2015

How China’s Cities Can Curb Car Congestion

A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested and searching for

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07 Sep 2015

San Diego City Life In Pictures

  Trolley Along Harbor Drive The San Diego Trolley runs along Harbor Drive in the

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04 Sep 2015

LA’s Best : Glaring Glitz To Gorgeous Glamour

Los Angeles is one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Even frequent visitors and longtime

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04 Sep 2015

Indulge With The World’s Best Chefs In Singapore

Singapore is a culinary destination, with its own talented cast of homegrown chefs. But it

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04 Sep 2015

Why Doesn’t New Orleans Look More Like Amsterdam?

Meet David Waggonner: the urban and environmental architect who wants New Orleans to come to

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04 Sep 2015

On The Edge Of Existence, The City Of Timbuktu

What is life like in Mali’s ‘city in the middle of nowhere’? Guardian photographer Sean

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03 Sep 2015

15 Unique Experiences Washington D.C. Offers

Everyone knows we have a magnificent display of cherry blossoms that lasts as long as

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03 Sep 2015

A Tale Of Four World Cities Compared

These four cities – home to a total of more than 80 million people –

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31 Aug 2015

8 Surprising Discoveries In Amsterdam Cycling Culture

Amsterdam is a city where 48% of all trips made in the city centre are

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27 Aug 2015

How Can We Live Within The Means Of Our Planet?

We are used to hearing that if everyone lived in the same way as North

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25 Aug 2015

5 Things That Make Norfolk, Virginia A Hidden Gem

Your Uber driver’s demeanor can tell you a lot about a city. If he’s a

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24 Aug 2015

The Top 10 Cities Of The Future

If you think about it, human settlements tend to have their own gravitational pull. Like

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21 Aug 2015

The Top 10 Richest Cities With Serious Poverty Issues

The ten cities listed here are some of the richest and most cultured cities in

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20 Aug 2015

The 10 Best Party Cities In The World

You wake up covered in god knows what, on a couch you’ve never seen before

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