Can Insurance Help Californians Recover From Natural Disasters?
SB30 has bipartisan support in the state, and also enjoys the backing of Southern California Edison and representatives from the insurance industry.
What the Last Frontier of Manhattan Says About the Economics of Housing
Hudson Yards, the largest private real estate development in U.S. history, is being built during a time when New Yorkers worry about the burdensome cost of housing. Will the megaproject alleviate the city's housing pressure?
Michael Bloomberg Pledges $15 Million to U.N. for Climate Change
American states, cities, and organizations have re-affirmed their commitment to the Paris climate deal since Trump announced that the U.S. will leave it.
These Mayors Are Stealing Good Ideas, One City At a Time
At the C40 awards gala in Paris, mayors from every continent converged on la Gaîté Lyrique to share, steal, and honor each other's green initiatives. They also cut loose a little bit.
Mark Wahlberg Is the Missing Link in Bloomberg's Gun-Control Plan
Forget money and the mom-vote—it's a question of charisma.
Teenage Pregnancy as Moral Panic: Problems With New York's Campaign
New York's public health campaign could encourage moral outrage, hostility, and volatility toward young, predominantly impoverished girls of color.
Fleeing Greater Density for Lower Taxes: New York Is the Biggest Loser
Make your money in New York City—and then hit the road.
Urban Frontier Mythology: Wherever There Is Wealth, Crime Is Falling
Where the creative class, to use urbanist Richard Florida's term, are moving to today—and why.
That New York City Magic: Considering Census Numbers
Mayor Bloomberg is wrong: The Big Apple's main attraction isn't "safe and clean streets." Why, then, do people move there?
Michael Bloomberg's Zero-Sum Worldview: Being Cool Doesn't Count
If the mayor of New York City actually believes in brain drain—and that "being cool counts"—then he should be more concerned about the 1.3 million people that left his metro area between 2000 and 2010.