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Three public radio stations announced today that they will be bringing back DNAinfo New York/Gothamist, LAist, and DCist, which were shut down in October. Here's what the former editor of LAist wrote back then for CityLab about the local news sites' importance to their communities.
A promising new policy in global urbanization addresses the number-one concern of residents in informal settlements.
W.E.B. Du Bois was born 150 years ago today. In 2016, we published this, about a collection of infographics he created with Booker T. Washington.
The White House wants to dramatically cut the SNAP program. But food aid is already stretched thin across most of the nation.
We could have Wakanda-level transit if we wanted to. No vibranium-backed trust fund necessary.
The draft is inclusive with regard to developers—but with regard to lower-income city-dwellers, not so much.
The prospect of a trans-Rust Belt supertrain might seem fanciful, but now, at least one small step has been taken toward making the futuristic transportation system real.
After years of protests and grassroots organizing, earthquake survivors in Turkey are about to become first-time homeowners.
"In the 21st century, we’re beginning to understand cities as ecosystems, and as nature, rather than something that is opposed to nature."
“We could solve the subsistence problem ourselves without asking anything of the government by making a system of cascading dikes like the rice paddies of China,” says an owner of 12 chinampas.
"If black people did ever pool their resources together to construct their own sanctuary city and closed it off to outsiders Wakanda-style, you couldn’t really blame them for doing so."
If anyone can create a governing coalition delivering sustainable growth, inclusivity, and a respected America in a competitive world, it’s a mayor.
Some 14,000 vacant lots pockmark the city of Baltimore, where decades of population decline have left some blocks nearly abandoned. And there may soon be many more.
Ecologist Chris Swan has spent years studying this unique ecosystem, looking for the best ways to bring the city’s dead spaces back to life. The idea behind the wildflower experiment is to help the city restore some biodiversity and reduce polluted run-off by converting these swaths of fallow land into temporary prairies while they await—hopefully—the return of new construction ➡️ trib.al/X8K2mW8 (📷: Patrick Semansky/AP and Chris Swan)