How grassroots study groups, nonprofit fellowships and municipal fiscal support conspire to seed the cooperative ecosystem, particularly for people of color.
Today, nearly half of all residents of US cities live in a middle neighborhood. It's not a place where real estate is hot, where prices skyrocket and cause displacement. Nor is it a place in distress, overwhelmed by vacancy and neglect. But they're also starting to disappear.
Fifty years ago, New Orleans razed a thriving African-American business corridor to construct an elevated expressway. Now, the Claiborne Corridor community reimagines the space below as a hub of culture, commerce and play.
Amid a patchwork quilt of segregated neighborhoods, where some areas are developing and displacing at breakneck pace, Germantown stays diverse and determined to lift up residents of all income levels.
Author Alan Mallach challenges cities to reimagine vacant properties into pocket parks, urban farms and other green space as a permanent commitment to sustainable infrastructure.
India's highest court forced Delhi, the world's most polluted megacity, to start selling Euro VI-grade fuel. With the rest of the country to follow within two years, will the move help India curb its deadly air pollution?
Fare-free transit could help incentivize single occupancy vehicle drivers to shift to more environmentally friendly buses or trains and help ease financial strain for low-income households.
Instead of police patrolling around, ticketing folks for minor infractions, the group implemented what’s become known as the "busy streets" theory.
For many years, ADUs were treated as nuisance uses, outlawed in urban and suburban zoning codes around the country. But as affordable housing becomes ever more scarce, this is beginning to change.
In a remote corner of Sri Lanka, China built billions of dollars of high-end infrastructure that now sits virtually abandoned. Was that the plan all along?
The controversial "Corridor of Hope" will be a one-stop shop for services for people experiencing homelessness.
Finding a new place to live is never easy. For an academic who, like me, studies urban transformations such as gentrification, the baggage that comes with the decision could fill a moving truck.
In the world of place marketing, a pretty logo and a catchy slogan don’t cut it.
How to design a denser city without sacrificing sunlight.
As disaster research becomes more common — every day, a disaster strikes somewhere on earth — the field is raising ethical questions about how tragedy turns into tenure-track papers. How vulnerable are disaster survivors? How soon can their experience be surveyed and catalogued?
No one makes money in music anymore. In a time when the song of the summer can be yours on repeat for 99 cents and an entire album saved to your record cabinet in the cloud for just a few bucks more, the chorus is as familiar as the latest Beyonce tune in most of the United States. But in Nashville, a different trend has taken shape, one that has the city thriving and creative industries booming.
About one year ago, food justice advocates tuned in to a promising remedy for food deserts in the city of Chester, Pennsylvania. Could Fare & Square — the nation’s first non-profit full-scale supermarket — be a sustainable model in a 34,000-resident city where there hadn’t been a supermarket of any kind in 12 years?
At one time, questionnaires about well-being were the province of mental health professionals. But in recent years, a growing number of city governments have been getting into the game.
New York City is one step closer to expanding a 1.3-mile stretch of Lower Manhattan up to 500 feet into the East River in the coming decades.