Can Cities Help Preserve the Butterflies and the Bees?
Researchers found that urban gardens and allotments provide especially good habitat for pollinator communities.
In Georgia, Registration Restrictions Disproportionately Affect Urban Voters
Of the more than 50,000 people in the state whose voter registrations are frozen or "pending," about 98 percent live in urban areas.
To Curb Carbon Emissions, Cities Need More Efficient Buildings
Buildings account for roughly 50 percent of a city's total carbon emissions, and 70 percent in major cities like London, Los Angeles, and Paris.
Ford Is Upping Its Stake in Detroit's Downtown Revitalization
The company just announced its acquisition of the Michigan Central Station in downtown Detroit, an icon of the city's 20th-century glory days and its precipitous fall since.
American Cities Need New Social Welfare Systems to Support Their Citizens
In an age of employment uncertainty and a growing income gap, urban America needs to find new ways to infuse equity into the equation.
The Pseudoscience of Jane Jacobs and Innovation Districts
Where we find innovation, we find industry clusters. That doesn't mean the two are causally linked.
The Evolving Difficulties of Giving Housing to the Homeless
First introduced in 1992, the Housing First model suggested that we fight homelessness by first giving the homeless a place to live. Twenty-four years later, the study of a program in Hamilton, Ontario, sheds some light on how the system is working today.
Why Your Big Move to the Big City May Be Your Last
A new pair of studies helps to explain why city-dwellers seem to fall deeper in love with the urban environment the longer they spend there.