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Unlucky topography and an intense rainstorm creates a major disaster in Ellicott City for the second times in nearly two years.
Kalamazoo officials have not yet decided what to do with a 1940 monument or how to repurpose the park space.
The number of pedestrians killed on U.S. roadways is up—by a lot.
Gadsden offers a model for ‘getting beyond Kmart’ other cities can follow, even if their big-box stores haven’t shuttered yet.
Urban designers are ready to help cities learn from each other, combing through data both old and new.
Scooters are not killers (yet), but the anger they’ve inspired echoes that which accompanied the arrival of the first automobiles.
But an architect who designs civic buildings urges a measured response instead of creating a “ballistic cocoon.”
The urgent need to repair or upgrade many half-century-old urban expressways also is fueling the construction of so-called freeway caps.
COMMENTARY | Manhattan Institute’s Michael Hendrix hopes we’ll not only look to the new, but consider taking down the old to “reknit” our urban fabric.
In the 19th century, fire escapes saved tenement dwellers from peril. Today they are more likely to cause harm than to prevent it.
City halls, planners and community stakeholders ignore the current instability in the grocery sector at their own potential peril.
Digitizing curbs is “something that has benefit today, benefit in the future, and doesn’t require so much investment from cities that they can’t do it today.”
“What today’s bike sharing players must understand is that it takes a true, dedicated partnership between cities and providers to ensure bike sharing thrives,” according to the co-founder and CEO of Zagster.
A powerful Nor’easter storm brought some of the highest tides on record to Massachusetts—and they’re a taste of what’s to come.
Bollards and barriers can help protect pedestrians and crowds from malicious and unintended acts by motorists but can also limit walkability and pose their own hazards and nuisances.
“The whole view of the function of streets has had a metamorphosis,” according to DePaul University transportation professor Joe Schwieterman. “It’s made us rethink the opportunity cost of plopping a parking garage in prime downtown property.”
Predictability is proving a priority for bicycle riders among the 98 cities adopting Zagster’s new Pace offering.
Climate change is putting increased pressure on often-chronically underinvested and already failing systems, forcing municipal agencies to experiment with new funding mechanisms.
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