Research using cellphone data in 10 U.S. cities last spring could help influence officials’ decisions on new restrictions as cases resurge around the country.
A Democratic win offers hope — but also a warning.
Restaurants have been crucial in drawing the young and highly educated to live and work in central cities. The pandemic could erode that foundation.
The different mix of jobs is a big driver, but there are other factors, too.
With Jerusalem bursting at the seams, 5,000 new homes could wreck a popular getaway in the hills. “You don’t solve one social blight by creating another,” said one opponent of the project.
In “The 99% Invisible City,” Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt delve into the everyday features of urban life that we take for granted.
Remote U.S. destinations, where social distancing is easier, are generally faring better than cities, which are trying hard to get a bigger share of the leisure crowd.
Historically, trees and city parks in America go to wealthy, white neighborhoods. Now, a program in Colorado’s capital is trying to correct that injustice.
If you’re hoping to relocate, renew a lease or renegotiate an existing agreement, this is what to keep in mind.
What are architects and urban planners foreseeing as people cautiously gather? Streets “curated” for various uses and dynamic cityscapes that both advance wellness and knit communities together.
As companies reconsider their long-term need to have employees on site, low-wage workers depending on office-based businesses stand to lose the most.
The president directed officials to identify “anarchist jurisdictions” and move to withhold funds as he tries to build his campaign around the unrest that has accompanied racial justice protests.
The city recorded 242 shootings in August, up from 91 last year, continuing a summer spike in gun violence that has become an issue in the presidential race.
Mayors don’t have the power that the president ascribes to them.
Julián Castro, Raj Chetty and Sonja Trauss discuss how where we live shapes our prospects in life, with the Times columnist Farhad Manjoo.
Also this week, forecasters see opportunity in weird weather
Gun violence has surged this summer, and crime experts aren’t sure why.
The 20th century is full of examples of the false promise of suburban living.
Overcrowding, not density, has defined many coronavirus hot spots. Service workers’ quarters skirting Silicon Valley are no exception.
Donald Trump — a lifelong New Yorker — declares war on urban America.
Legal scholars fear the president is trying to take on a job that the Constitution did not give the federal government.
A few species find us irresistible; the rest are unimpressed. A three-year-long experiment offers an explanation for the difference in taste.
The announcement came as the president painted a dark vision of crime in cities and attacked local officials who have expressed concerns about intervention by the administration.
Urban centers, with a dynamism that feeds innovation, have long been resilient. But the pandemic could drive a shift away from density.
As bike lanes and cafes sprout on streets, marginalized residents wonder when their priorities will get attention.
Researchers in Singapore developed a system that’s sort of like noise-canceling headphones for your whole apartment.
High-end development has transformed some Black neighborhoods decades after they were scarred by unrest. And not by coincidence.
Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?
In large cities across America, murders are up sharply, while other violent crimes have decreased.
New rules and design will try to keep New Yorkers safe in the usually crowded plazas, parks and streets.
As European cities emerge from quarantines, bicycles are playing a central role in getting the work force moving again.
Local governments should not shore up their budgets by preying on the very people Covid-19 hit the hardest.
The presence of black cowboys and cowgirls at protests is a reclaiming of the traditional role of mounted riders in demonstrations in urban communities.
Protesters across the country are calling for the abolition of policing. But what would that actually look like?
Fewer cars on the road during the pandemic has meant cleaner air, but not necessarily fewer traffic deaths. Can we have both?
The nation must restore order. The military stands ready.
In a reflection of how American cities have changed since the 1960s, demonstrations have included many wealthy areas.
Across the country, mayors, public health experts and other officials worry that even though many protesters are wearing masks, the risk of new coronavirus cases will increase as thousands gather.
Canada’s largest city was politely abiding by a strict coronavirus lockdown. But when a family of foxes set up a den in a prime Toronto location, all bets were off.
Crises can be clarifying.
Our housing crisis is a symptom of America’s wealth, and its indifference.
It’s a mistake to blame density for the spread of the coronavirus.
As warm weather beckons, New York City residents are slowly venturing back outdoors. We suggest some spots families can enjoy while staying safe.
It’s time for reparations and resources and to not expect kids to “rise above.”
Our shared economy depends most on what happens in between.
Restrictive zoning blocks less-affluent families from the opportunities that cities offer.
It’s a dark hour for America’s cities, but they’re critical to building a better nation.
America’s cities were once engines of growth and opportunity. In this crisis, how can we save them?
It is private, yet public; exposed, yet secluded. It offers company without the demands of intimacy, and we should never take it for granted again.
Restaurants have become the economic lifeblood for many cities. The coronavirus threatens to take away more than just delicious food.