Green spaces can be part of the plan to 'build back better' after COVID-19. But city officials and policy-makers must address systemic racism for urban green spaces to benefit public health.
The more our cities grow, the more we need access to enjoy — and be in relationship with — urban forests to maintain our well-being.
All symmetrical lines and strict proportions, Enlightenment architecture believed that nature got in the way of reason.
Photos from the early 1900s show LA's forests of oil derricks. Hundreds of wells are still pumping, and new research finds people living nearby are struggling with breathing problems.
Transit agencies could use the money to buy new subway cars, buses and maintain rails. The funding is designed to build on last year's emergency aid, which kept transit operating through the pandemic.
A new report looks at how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is changing Toronto's patterns.
Africa’s urban challenges are increasingly well known and documented. But the amount of data produced on urban Africa still pales in comparison to other parts of the world.
Electric scooter rides soared from zero to 88 million a year between 2017 and 2019. But launching e-scooters in cities without safe infrastructure or clear rules of the road can be deadly.
A new book of photographs is a reminder of a slower and simpler way of living — before chain stores, throwaway clothing and online retail.
The pandemic exposed the contradictions and tensions at the heart of 'creative class' cities and jobs.
The British-Iraqi architect left behind a trail of extraordinary buildings. More than her built legacy, though, it is her maverick problem solving – and her determination – that continues to inspire
COVID-19 has underscored the value of parks and public spaces. A new survey shows that US mayors have gotten the message, but post-pandemic plans for public spaces remain largely undefined.
These emissions aren’t factored into climate targets, and COVID recovery could make it worse.
After ten years of conflict and destruction, what is left of Syria and what hope is there for its people?
Performances could return sooner than planned if cities are ready to adapt.
Discriminatory zoning and housing policies have concentrated poverty in America along racial lines. As a result, healthy food options are limited in many low-income and Black neighborhoods.
Stereotypically, gay, queer and trans kids flee small towns to find acceptance in big, diverse cities like New York or Chicago. But evidence shows many will eventually return to rural areas.
Some do so of their own accord, using airport amenities to meet their basic needs. Others, however, would rather be anywhere else – and find themselves at the mercy of bureaucratic wrangling.
Universities can provide the leadership and motivation to keep different groups learning from each other and working together.
To protect urban trees, it's important to reduce the impact from construction. Advance planning and close supervision can help.