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One Way to Make the Green New Deal Actually Happen: a Super-Ministry
One month after Donald Trump took office, erstwhile presidential consigliere Steve Bannon remarked that an overriding goal of ...
Seattle Will Open Clean-Air Shelters As Relief From Wildfire Smoke
At times over the past two summers, Seattle experienced some of the worst air quality in the world. With wildfires breaking ...
Death to Livability!
Pack your bags everyone: It’s time to move to Zurich. According to the 2019 Monocle Global Liveable Cities Index, published ...
Can Waze Convince Commuters to Carpool Again?
They came to our WeWork. And they brought us tacos. That’s how Waze Carpool convinced just over a hundred mostly young ...
A Big Master Plan for Google's Growing Smart City
What happens when a group of high-profile urban thinkers, capitalized by the vast wealth of a tech goliath, snags a parcel of ...
Revisiting Pittsburgh’s Era of Big Plans
Pittsburgh was, according to The Atlantic in 1868, “hell with the lid off.” In 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright said it was “doomed ...
CityLab Daily: The Problem With ‘Most Livable’ Cities
Crank ranking: People love to comparison shop. That simple fact explains the popularity of lists that rank cities by ...
The Squirrel Census Answers a Question You Weren’t Asking
If you’ve ever wondered how many squirrels live in New York City’s Central Park, there’s finally an answer: 2,373. That ...
Americans Are Spending Billions on Bad Highway Expansions
Every year, local and state governments around the U.S. set their sights on big new highway projects. Some propose to build ...
Pollinator Cities Really Could Save the Monarchs
The number of Bengal tigers is dwindling. Orangutans and some African elephant populations are also at risk. Monarch ...
CityLab Daily: Can Waze Convince Commuters to Carpool Again?
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The Uncertain Future of a Migrant School in Beijing
On a typical weekday, Sun Ning walks to work, arriving at around 7:30 a.m. Sun is a zhuren—a teacher and an administrator ...