Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Germany Sets the New Standard for Cheap, National Mass Transit
Germany will start one of the most affordable public transit offers anywhere in the world on Monday, setting a new benchmark to encourage consumers to ditch their cars and putting pressure on Berlin to make the shift work.
What the 15-minute city misses
I live around the corner from my son’s elementary school. We’re five minutes from a Trader Joe’s and 10 minutes in the other direction from a Whole Foods.
Relocation Nation: Why People Are Moving So Much And What It Means For America
Americans are on the move. Will it change the country in meaningful ways or merely be a brief detour in our descent into division?
Covid has changed London for the better
For some it was the taped-off park benches, or the sight of police officers handing out fixed penalty notices to sunbathers.
A New City, Built Upon Data, Takes Shape in South Korea
Fifty-four families volunteered to share data on everything from sleeping habits to trash volume to help developers make a city from scratch in Busan.
Fountains of Youth For Towns
The life and spirit of any town or city depend on its ability to attract and retain people.
Biking Paradise Oslo Is Closest in Europe to No-Emission Travel
With its relatively safe roads for walkers and cyclists, Norway’s capital is doing better than 35 other cities ranked by their efforts to create pollution-free transportation
The country’s first neighborhood microgrid is coming online in Chicago
A network of solar panels, generators, batteries and more will boost resilience for Bronzeville, a historic Black neighborhood.
A Town That Saved a Mountain, and a Mountain That Saved a Town
After the Ascutney ski resort in Vermont closed because of erratic snowfall and mismanagement, it threatened to take with it the nearby town of West Windsor. The community took the situation into its own hands.
Why the U.S. Needs a National Zoning Atlas
Zoning is arguably the most important power of local government. Here’s how to make these arcane codes more easily understandable — and use that information to change your city.
The big idea: could fixing housing fix everything else, too?
From inequality to pollution, Britain’s housing crisis sits at the root of a surprising range of problems.