The near-absence of public garbage bins in cities like Tokyo is both a security measure and a reflection of a cultural aversion to littering.
Living close to public amenities — from parks to grocery stores — increases trust, decreases loneliness, and restores faith in local government.
While Uber and Argentine officials argue over whether the company is an app or a transportation company, drivers suffer fines, violence and instability.
The architect, who died yesterday at the age of 102, designed iconic modern buildings on prominent sites around the world.
The vacation rental industry is mired in claims that it harms neighborhoods and housing markets. Can a nonprofit co-op make the tourist trend a community asset?
If the sci-fi space cities of Bezos's Blue Origin look familiar, it's because they're derived from the work of his college professor, the late physicist Gerard O'Neill.
In 1945, designer Norman Bel Geddes created Toledo Tomorrow, an exhibit that imagined a bold new direction for his Ohio hometown. At least part of it came true.
There are "dream kitchens," and then there's the Frankfurt Kitchen, designed by architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky in 1926.
Uber and Lyft drivers plan to protest and picket this week. From companies, they want better wages and working conditions. From cities, they want regulations.
To be an off-season caretaker of Bodie, California (winter population: five), you need a high tolerance for cold, solitude and two-hour grocery runs.
Many of these communities are in places like the Bay Area and other cities with very high costs. At the county level, high housing burdens also stand out in rural parts of the South and California.
As dockless shared-mobility devices spread nationwide, so do the risks of accident and injury. Here's why more federal safety oversight is needed.
Using technology currently in development, AC units in skyscrapers and homes could get turned into machines that pull carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
To reimagine its largest public space, the Swiss city of Lausanne organized a citywide consultation and workshop that asked: Just who is the public?
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to partially subsidize ride-hailing trips rather than pay for a public bus system. It worked so well that now they have to raise fares and cap rides.
A private company plans to break ground on a bullet train between Houston and Dallas in 2019. But opponents of the project have a new argument.
Raising the minimum wage helps low-paid workers without damaging the broader economy, the authors of two new research papers find.
To better understand the controversy over New York's measles outbreak, you have to go back to the late 19th century.
The landmark Children's Health Study tracked thousands of children in California over many years — and transformed our understanding of air pollution's harms.
A lot of software developers, according to an unprecedented new analysis.