The anger felt by rural voters toward the Democratic Party is driving a regional realignment.
The field of conservation paleobiology is helping scientists to bring living things back to parts of the Los Angeles River.
What seemed like a transitory step to avoid infection has become a major force driving the future direction of urban America.
A derelict rail line is being reimagined as a linear park, like Manhattan’s High Line. But in a borough that lacks both green space and transportation, locals wonder whether its best use would be the original one.
In a city of renters, the turbulent pandemic housing market is making it harder than ever to buy a home.
The New York City Football Club will pay roughly $780 million to build the stadium in Willets Point in Queens as part of a project that will include housing and a hotel.
Republicans are vying for Latino voters not just along the border but also in the state’s growing cities, historically a bulwark for Democrats.
No, Democrats aren’t responsible for rising crime.
If so, we want to hear from you.
As an energy crisis looms, nimble young activists are using superhero-like moves to switch off wasteful lights that stores leave on all night.
The tolling program could push up fares and shrink taxi demand, the M.T.A. says. Cabdrivers are also seeking their own fare hike of up to 23 percent.
America’s first experiment with high-speed rail has become a multi-billion-dollar nightmare. Political compromises created a project so expensive that almost no one knows how it can be built as originally envisioned.
Autumn may be the season of big swells, but the smaller waves found year-round near East Coast cities are perfect for beginners who want to give surfing a try.
The state is making it harder for local governments to block construction.
The artist’s work addresses future climate crises while attempting to make the urban environment a better place to live right now.
Wildlife management strategies focused on aggressive raccoons may be inadvertently boosting the proportion of more clever ones in cities.
We’re asking our streets and sidewalks to do more and more. Start-ups are trying to help with curbside management tools — but will cities rise to the challenge?
After acquiring some of the biggest and most coveted parcels of land in Vancouver, the city’s three First Nations are becoming players in the biggest game in town — real estate.
The program, which was made permanent last year, gave New Yorkers more public spaces, but is retreating in many areas. Community advocates hope to stop that slide.
From the dramatic weeping willows along the Seine to the London plane trees that line the Champs-Élysées, trees play a supporting role in the city’s inimitable elegance and grandeur.
The spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest that ecologists have urged the populace to squish on sight, is back, infesting the New York City area.
Driving in the city is on the rise, but if New Yorkers think they can avoid rats this way, they are in for quite the surprise.
With the help of a mobile cart named “Smarty,” researchers are trying to tackle the challenge of urban heat through a program that the government says could be a model for other countries.
Texas has been hit with an unrelenting heat wave. Nowhere is it more miserable than in low-income areas that have less access to shade and air-conditioning.
The Big Lie about the election is embedded in an even bigger lie.
As the Great Salt Lake dries up, toxic dust threatens to poison the air in one of the United States’ fastest-growing metro areas.
The urban economist Jenny Schuetz breaks down America’s housing crises, the policies that could fix them and the politics standing in the way.
As a new heat wave bakes the French capital and the rest of Europe, critics say that plans to make the city greener have led to the felling of trees essential to combating rising temperatures.
Many upscale restaurants that catered to the nation’s downtown office crowd are canceling the meal, as remote work persists and business deals are sealed online.
Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.
Are we forgetting how to be a society?
Transport problems are just one symptom of the economic neglect that has long hobbled the region, where growth, employment and health care mostly lag far behind the south.
The economic disparity of the nation’s rural and urban areas is a problem of long standing. Will the lessons of the pandemic finally lead to change?
You can learn a lot about America by asking what people do for a living in different places.
Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.
Allowing more density would make America better.
Stefan Al’s “Supertall” is a thoughtful inquiry into the new generation of skyscrapers, which are taller and more ubiquitous than their predecessors.
Childhood environments shape people’s navigational skills, researchers reported. The findings one day may lead to better tests for early dementia.
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.
A new study shows how redlining, a Depression-era housing policy, contributed to inequalities that persist decades later in U.S. cities.
A party at war with itself can provide neither greater peace nor sustainable reform.
Welcome to “Bike Hunters,” a Dutch YouTube series that promises to recover stolen e-bikes — but really makes you want one of your own.
A journey by high-speed train offers a window on the nation’s future, as well as some of the past it would like to leave behind.
Studies show public safety improves when prosecutors turn to alternatives to jailing some offenders.
Delhi is growing far beyond the formal confines of the city, a case study in the complexity of what we call urbanization.
Richard K. Rein’s book tells the story of William H. Whyte, a sociologist who wrote “The Organization Man” and helped to rethink how cities look and feel.
He preserved landmarks in New York through creative zoning, involved communities in decision-making and insisted on aesthetic standards for urban design.
Architect, author, Yale academic and City Hall official, he directed the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site and helped plan a New York City Olympics.
On states that bite the hand that feeds them.
Known for both oil and agriculture, the “Texas of California” rises in population as city dwellers seek backyards and shorter commutes.