Chinese authorities have long sought to sway Hong Kongers, but more and more, residents of the city see it as being distinct from the mainland.
Also: Vulnerable and unprepared for climate change, and the problem with Amazon’s cheap gas stunt.
New studies find cities most vulnerable to climate change disasters—heat waves, flooding, rising seas, drought—are the least prepared.
Square co-founder Jack Dorsey is expanding the company’s presence in St. Louis and demolishing vacant buildings on the city’s north side.
The company promoted its TV show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with a day of throwback 1959-style prices in Los Angeles. What could go wrong?
In the U.S., getting to the beach usually means driving. But some sandy shores can still be reached by train, subway, and bus.
Also: How France keeps English out of public life, and a city planner rethinks the public meeting.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to revise the “disparate impact” rule, which could fundamentally reshape federal fair housing enforcement.
In El Paso, we call it the Rio Grande; our neighbors in Juárez know it as Río Bravo. It’s supposed to be a national border, but the river had its own ideas.
France has a long history of using official institutions to protect the French language from outside influence. Still, English keeps working its way in.
With 25,000 students and the nation’s highest transportation costs, the Boston Public School District needed a better way to get kids to class.
Warren Logan, a Bay Area transportation planner, has new ideas about how to truly engage diverse communities in city planning. Hint: It starts with listening.
Also: How the creative class affects rural areas, and the history of the “beach cruiser.”
In the 1970s, the signature fat-tired mobility mode of beach towns managed to turn vacationers into bicycle riders.
A new study measures innovation and shows that when found in rural areas, it is tied to significant presence of the creative class.
Cycling advocates have proposed a network of bicycle paths connecting the suburbs and city center, comparing their plan to the region’s rapid transit system.
After Superstorm Sandy, New York City’s oceanfront neighborhood got a boost of investment. But that hasn’t stopped the waves from stealing the beach.
A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.
Also: The racist roots of Trump’s “public charge” policy, and the future of the city is thirsty.
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