American Cities

The 22 American cities with the most million-dollar homes

America's coasts are bursting with million-dollar homes.<p>To pinpoint exactly where million-dollar homes are located — and how close they are to each other — LendingTree collected real estate data for more than 155 million properties in the United States. The home values are based on public taxes, …

Real Estate

11 seemingly bizarre sports most Americans haven't even heard of

1/<p>Kabaddi is like high-stakes red rover — you don't want to get caught on the other side of the court.<p>Richard Heathcote/Getty Images<p><b>Where it's</b> …

Comic Books

How dangerous are Toronto streets for the city's cyclists?

<b>Cyclists in Toronto are raising concerns about the risks of riding bikes following a rash of deaths this summer. How dangerous is it to saddle up in Canada's largest city?</b><p>Henry Gold has cycled in over 80 countries.<p>That experience has led the 66-year-old biking enthusiast to a controversial opinion …

Los Angeles

Messenger: A unifying message for St. Louis: Change that is worth it sometimes hurts

What if St. Louis was the answer?<p>Not Florissant or Ferguson. Not Ballwin or Bella Vista. Not Kirkwood, or Kinloch.<p>Just St. Louis.<p>It was the …

St. Louis

San Francisco Travel CEO Joe D'Alessandro

After reports that a medical association decided not to host its annual convention in San Francisco due to the homeless crisis, the head of the …

San Francisco

BRODBECK: Winnipeg Transit still buying diesel buses

New Flyer regularly ships one of Winnipeg’s electric prototypes off to other cities for demonstration purposes. Yet our local government is still …

Alternative Fuel

Department store apocalypse is taking its toll on NYC

I’m going to miss Lord & Taylor like mad when the Fifth Avenue flagship closes next year. It isn’t only because of the unlikely bargains I scored on …

Macy's

19 Great TV Dramas on Amazon Prime Video

From spies to motorbike gangs, gangsters to Cylons, here are 19 recommended TV dramas currently available on Amazon Prime Video. • facebook <br>• twitter …

TV

A replacement for traffic lights gets its first test

The world’s first traffic light system began operating near the Houses of Parliament in London in 1868. It consisted of a set of gas lights operated …

Carnegie Mellon University

What Is Detroit-Style Pizza? - Chowhound

As a born-and-bred Michigander, I must confess a certain surprise at the recent influx of New York City pizzerias offering “Detroit-style” pies. I …

New York City

Editorial: Krewson's plan to address building vacancies finally materializes

<b>T</b>he numbers might be too staggering for mere mortals to comprehend. St. Louis is drowning in a sea of vacant properties. The figures are so high …

Urban Design

Delegation of African women to visit NM

<i>Copyright © 2018 Albuquerque Journal</i><p>More than 20 female entrepreneurs from across Africa will visit New Mexico this week as part of a U.S. State …

Women of Color

Weekend Rumblings - News for July 14, 2018

<b>Weekend Rumblings - News for July 14, 2018</b><p>Sam Mellinger lists the ten reasons how the Royals got to be this bad.<p><b>2. The drafts and international</b> …

Baseball

To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants

Green roofs and white paints are a heat-buster's best friends.<p>Like hot dogs on Memorial Day or fireworks on the Fourth of July, melting roads are now an essential marker of summertime. In 2013, police closed parts of the M25 highway, which encircles the city of London, England, after asphalt …

Environment

Don’t ban scooters. Redesign streets.

Cities are busy regulating mobility startups, but ignoring the real problem—there’s still too much space for cars<p>Over the last few months, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at century-old images of U.S. streets. There’s a window of a dozen or so years at the beginning of the 20th century, at the …

Urban Design

Finding the Untapped Potential of Alleys

“We’re starting to realize they’re just as powerful as a park or plaza.”<p>In the early aughts, a former skateboard kid named Daniel Toole was chafing at his slick corporate marketing job in Seattle. To feel more like his rulebreaking teenage self, he cut through back alleys on his way to work. He …

Urbanism

The Travel Detective: Secret Airlines

If you’re like most travelers, when it comes time to booking an international flight, you probably go to the major carriers, right?<p>Well, it turns out …

Flying

Empowering lessons for livable places

In <i>The City in History</i>, Lewis Mumford once properly characterized the essence of cities as a dynamic that unfolds between two poles of human life: …

United Nations

Vancouver has biggest gap between home prices and incomes in North America | The Star

VANCOUVER—Vancouver has the biggest gap between median home prices and incomes in North America, new data shows.<p>Andy Yan, an urban planner who is the …

House Prices

Democratic socialism has been making a remarkable comeback in American life.

Recently, when 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, an obscure, upfront democratic socialist from the Bronx, easily defeated one of the most …

Middle-class

Where Democrats Rule, Cities Crumble: Worst American Cities Run by Dems

July 13, 2018 by Mark Meckler<p>Where Democrats rule, cities crumble. The worst four cities are all run by Democrats, and it’s been this way by …

Urban Design

Innovative project harnesses Legos and smartphones in the fight against invisible, deadly weapons

Diabolical, invisible weapons lurking to strike innocent civilians can now be exposed and stopped with an ingenious device built from Legos, a smartphone and free software.<p>University of Texas at Austin researchers have devised a simple way to hunt difficult-to-find deadly nerve agent weapons by …

Nerve Agents

The Surreal Architecture Porn Of Baku, Azerbaijan

What would happen if every one of a city's streets intersected at exactly one point? It would be a nightmare for rush-hour traffic, sure, but it's a …

South Boston

Another ‘Manhattan moment’: Seattle’s new $19,265-a-month apartment

An influential article this month argues that real estate has become so superheated by investment capital that one city, New York, has become …

Real Estate

Cities in danger of a housing crisis — Is yours on the list?

For most people, the housing crisis of 2008 is still a recent and painful memory of precisely how damaging a housing crisis can be. When housing markets aren’t working, it makes it much harder for people to invest in their future and build a home for their families.<p>For many American cities, there …

AOL

CityLab Daily: A ‘Carnival of Resistance’ in London

Also: A patriotic museum’s trouble in the suburbs, and the untapped potential of alleys.<p><i>Keep up with the most pressing, interesting, and important city stories of the day. Sign up for the CityLab Daily newsletter here.</i><p>What We’re Following<p><b>Hot air balloon:</b> Many U.S. mayors haven’t been afraid to air …

Donald Trump

Orange cones got you down? Repairs aren't sexy, and drivers are paying for it

Summer (read: construction season) is in full swing, and if you've noticed the minefield of detours and traffic cones seems especially bad in …

Canadian News

Study

<b>Follow CBSPHILLY</b> Facebook Twitter<p><i>PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –</i> A new study finds that residents get more bang for the bucks living in the City of Brotherly …

Real Estate

Delta Air Lines Set To Takeoff

Over the past twelve months, the shares of Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) are down about 9% and the shares now represent good value in my view. I’ll …

Investing

The 25 Worst American Cities for Driving

You don't want to be in the driver's seat when visiting these cities.<p>Wallethub.com put together a study on finding the best and worst cities for driving in 2018. The findings are based on commute time, congestion, maintenance costs, safety, and infrastructure quality. Out of the 100 metropolitan …

Autos