The Most Worrying Wildfires Burning in the U.S. Right Now
With more than 50 active wildfires burning across the American West, this summer is off to a fiery start.
Can Cosmopolitanism Survive in an Age of Populism and Urbanization?
In his new book, Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, designer-scholar Richard Sennett asks a pretty simple and pressing question: How do we live together now?
Dissecting Mankind's Most Consequential Experiment: Moral Life in the Global City
A conversation with Michael Ignatieff about the moral operating systems that allow our cities to function.
Detroit Will Remain Plagued by Housing Woes, Report Says
An aging population and decline in housing affordability are just two of the long-term issues residents of Detroit will face in coming years.
Why Denser Cities Are Better for People and the Environment
Dense cities that set aside large tracts of natural land help those spaces better provide services people want, such as air cleaning and water cleaning, a new study finds.
Urbanization Can Heat a Place as Much as Climate Change
The urban heat island effect is indeed very strong.
The City Is Dying: The End of a Major Demographic Regime
Population growth isn't what it used to be, at least in developed countries.
Study: Housing Growth Diminishes Protected Wilderness
Despite the good intentions of the U.S. Forest Service setting aside "protected areas" isn't enough- housing growth in an near these areas can effectively diminish these forests and severely hamper the natural ecosystems.