NYC’s task force on algorithms was supposed to be a beacon of transparent government. It couldn’t even gain access to basic information.
Also: Mapping an America changed by climate, and grocery stores near Seattle are getting vertical farms.
With “The 2100 Project: An Atlas for A Green New Deal,” the McHarg Center tries to visualize how the warming world will reshape the United States.
QFC, a Kroger chain, has added mini-farms to two of its supermarkets and will roll out 13 more in stores around Washington and Oregon.
Just four coastal areas of the country dominate on the Startup Complexity Index, a new measure developed by researchers at the Brookings Institution.
In Texas and Florida, Robert Marbut Jr. sold cities on a controversial model for providing homeless services. Now he’s bringing it to the White House.
Also: Why car-free streets will soon be the norm, and don’t alienate the suburbs on climate.
In California, the ride-hailing company is changing a policy used as a safeguard against driver discrimination against low-income and minority riders.
The suburbs can help cities fight climate change.
In cities like New York, Paris, Rotterdam, and soon San Francisco, car-free streets are emerging amid a growing movement.
Also: The bankrupt American brands still thriving in Japan, and how media coverage of car crashes blames pedestrians.
Safety advocates have long complained that media outlets tend to blame pedestrians and cyclists who are hit by cars. Research suggests they’re right.
Cultural cachet, licensing deals, and density explain why Toys ‘R’ Us, Tower Records, Barneys, and other faded U.S. retailers remain big across the Pacific.
New labor data show that the suburbs have the fastest job growth in the U.S. But we shouldn’t assume the future of employment will be suburban.
It’s never been easy to design a map of the city’s underground transit network. But soon, critics say, legibility concerns will demand a new look.
Also: Unpacking a debate on California’s vacant housing, and why are kids obsessed with garbage trucks?
While many cities are using incarceration alternatives, some smaller cities and rural areas are building—and filling—costly new jails, new research shows.
For some kids, the weekly trash pickup is a must-see spectacle. Parents, children, waste-management professionals, and experts on childhood all offer theories as to why.
Also: The city known for “sewer socialists” actually has great sewers, and the changing geography of the opioid crisis.
As a controversy over vacancy in the Bay Area and Los Angeles reveals, advocates disagree about what kind of housing should be built, and where.