The 33-year-old GM Detroit-Hamtramck plant was renovated less than five years ago. But now that it’s shutting down, some residents are hoping to right a wrong.
Two new studies show how certain animals can adapt to the din of human activity in surprising ways.
“These people responsible for this are worse than the communists in Poland,” one local said when General Motors razed the neighborhood in the early 1980s.
Also today: Why Minneapolis just made zoning history, and a debate over Oahu’s ‘monster’ homes.
A new report analyzes the complicated labor market impact of a radical proposal that’s gaining traction on the left.
The latest United Nations climate change report paints a dire picture, but IPCC co-chair Debra Roberts says urban residents have a critical role to play in addressing the crisis.
Church Street Park is a small downtown space known to draw people experiencing homelessness. Now it’s slated to be replaced with a condo tower.
Why the roving vendors of Ruta 6, one of Mexico City’s Mercado Sobre Ruedas, keep at their craft, and maintain customers despite the rise of Walmart.
Critics say the massive homes are code-dodging rentals. Others say space for extended-family home-share is necessary to manage the high home prices in Hawaii.
The ambitious Minneapolis 2040 plan will encourage more dense housing development in single-family neighborhoods.
Also: Amazon HQ2 and the “gentrification of jobs,” and Philadelphia could be next to provide lawyers for low-income tenants.
The state’s lawmakers are getting serious about removing the most serious roadblock to building new affordable housing.
It’s not just public transit: The Grand Duchy’s progressive new government also raised the minimum wage and gave everyone two extra days off.
Amazon has said each HQ2 site will result in 25,000 jobs. Will the working-class benefit? Will Amazon train locals for future employment?
The challenge isn’t just about how much energy electric vehicles will need. A more important question is when they’ll need it.
A new report shows that by investing in representation for low-income tenants facing eviction, the city could save more than $45 million.
Advocates say we could design city buildings and neighborhoods that cancel out more carbon than they emit, with the right policies and mindset.
Also: Just how much of the world is urban? And what New Yorkers really think of HQ2.
More than half of them welcome the tech giant, according to a Quinnipiac poll. But support varies by borough, and race.
Experts at the European Commission assess the world as more urban than experts at the United Nations or New York University do. We need to resolve this debate.