Cities

What's Behind Declining Transit Ridership Nationwide?

Pick a culprit: The rise of ride-hailing services, budget cuts, cheap oil, or bad service.<p>New York City’s subway system has posted its first dip in ridership since 2009, according to data from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The news follows a news week full of reported transit passenger …

Uber

Sex should be part of workers’ daily break, Swedish lawmaker says

A politician in northern Sweden wants to list sex as an officially approved activity for civil servants during their daily paid break.<p>Per-Erik Muskos …

City Politics

America’s Most Underrated Cities

Meggie Dials left Illinois for Indianapolis 13 years ago. “Mostly, people think of Indy as a quiet town in a rural state,” Dials, VP of sales at a …

Travel

Podcast: The debate over body cameras exposes city hall conflicts.

Portland Press Herald Editorial Page Editor Greg Kesich, and columnists Bill Nemitz, Alan Caron and Cynthia Dill talk about a new poll on the makeup …

City Halls

Resolution to Impeach President Trump Passes Unanimously... In Town in California

With little more than a month under his belt as President of the United States, Donald Trump is already facing Democrat calls for impeachment. On …

City Politics

Here's How Much Sitting In Traffic Is Costing You

Driving in some U.S. cities can cost serious time and money<p>The average driver in Los Angeles lost 104 hours last year while stuck in gridlock during …

Los Angeles

Congestion cost New York $16.9 billion in 2016

In 2016, New York City's congestion worsened. According to INRIX, a transportation analytics company, New York last year went from the fifth-most …

New York City

Lyft expands to another 50 cities

Fueled by continuing demand for ride-hailing services, Lyft is expanding to another 50 cities in the United States, the company announced this week. The move comes on the heels of a 40-city expansion announced about a month ago.<p>The new cities stretch from coast to coast and include: Iowa City, IA, …

'A city's art biennial can be like watching an army of curatorial truffle pigs'

From Venice to Kathmandu, cities across the world are hopping on the urban bandwagon hosting exhibitions of contemporary art and architecture … have we now reached ‘peak art biennial’?<p>It was like a cultural version of Davos, held in the wintry grandeur of central Oslo. For three days, delegates and …

Art

Lyft's biggest rollout takes it to 50 new cities

Lyft has just announced its biggest expansion to date. The ride-sharing service is now available in over 50 new cities and four new states across the US. They're mostly located in the Midwest, but the list also includes a few other parts of the country. This rollout follows another expansion last …

American Cities

These Are the Top 10 U.S. Cities for ‘Neat Freaks’

People in these cities spend the most money on housekeeping services.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple</i><p>Are you the type to deep clean …

Country Lifestyle

What Can London's Mayor Actually Do for the City?

Despite his high profile and ambitious agenda, Sadiq Khan holds one of Britain’s least understood offices.<p>Elected mayor of London last May with a healthy majority, Sadiq Khan made international headlines as the first Muslim to head a Western European capital—a fact that, despite his opponents’ best …

Housing

Eightydays Plans a Multi-City European Trip For You

If you’re visiting Europe for a while, it’s fun to visit several cities in one trip. Eightydays helps you plan a multi-city trip quickly by picking a …

Travel

Eichelberger's remarks on schools revealed a deeper truth - they're still underfunded: Dan Urevick-Ackelsberg

The stereotypes in a Pa. lawmaker's comments about race and academics are as demeaning as they are worn.

Inner Cities

Charted: The cities with the worst traffic

Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated musical “La La Land” starts off on a realistic note: at a standstill traffic jam on a Los Angeles freeway.<p>Los Angeles residents suffer through the worst gridlock in the world, a study by roadway transportation analysis firm INRIX said this week. Angelenos spent an …

La La Land

Discover the cities that have been voted the most sociable in the world

Gothenburg in Sweden is the most sociable city in the world, according to a major new study into global sociability. It also found that social travel is on the rise, with more young travellers prioritising destinations based on the social experience rather than the cultural experience.<p>The study was …

Travel

Montreal to study how other cities limit construction chaos

Results of $50K study should be presented in the fall<p>Montreal wants to know how other major cities manage construction work sites and what they do to …

Montreal

Transit ridership is slipping in some big cities.

And that’s surprising because many buses and trains seem more crowded than ever. In fact, a manager of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system speculated …

BART

New City of Vancouver logo: ‘It is an insult’

Dozens of members of the city’s thriving graphic design scene have signed an open letter to Vancouver’s mayor and council expressing dismay at their …

How can health services keep pace with the rapid growth of cities?

Urbanisation is linked to a range of health issues; improving the health of people in cities is a central concern of government and international institutions<p>The relentless growth of urban populations is driving city and national governments to increase access to healthcare while tackling the root …

Health Care

A Smarter City competition calls for innovative designs for London's green spaces

<b>Dezeen promotion:</b> designers are invited to come up with innovative solutions to revamp public spaces in the City of London, in the first of three …

London

Bowman focuses on Winnipeg's future in state of the city speech

Winnipeg mayor Brian Bowman made few promises in his speech to a pro-business crowd at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon Friday, choosing to …

`Shock-and-Awe' Campaign Planned Against Johannesburg Inner City - Bloomberg

Johannesburg municipal authorities are planning to clear the city center’s buildings of unauthorized occupants in a “shock and awe” campaign being …

Inner Cities

China's zombie factories and unborn cities

In just a few years, the world's second biggest economy has undergone rapid change - leaving an eerie legacy across the landscape.<p>China is an unrivalled powerhouse in the global economy. For the last three decades, its growth has outpaced that of all other nations. Entire industries that took …

China

Here's How Badly You Need A Roommate To Live In Major American Cities

Rent is expensive in major cities, so prepare to live jam-packed with a bunch of other people. But take heart, this chart explains how much you're saving by sharing a bathroom.<p>Having a roommate is not always very fun, but it can save you big bucks. According to property rental and sale site Trulia, …

American Cities

This interactive map allows you to see how polluted your street is in real-time

Air pollution is an invisible killer. In London, levels surpassed those of Beijing for the first time ever in January, causing Mayor Sadiq Khan to issue a "black" alert over the "shameful state" of the city's "toxic air."<p>Now, a new interactive map released by air pollution data provider BreezoMeter …

Air Quality

Smart cities must be people-centered, equitable cities

Technology has always been a critical force deeply intertwined with the evolution of cities. From the first human settlements millennia ago to the industrial revolution to today, technological breakthroughs have impacted the buildings we use, the way we get around and how we live, work and play in …

Smart Cities

Why cities are increasingly reluctant to host the Olympics

Budapest, Hungary recently dropped its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. CNN reports that this is part of an increasing trend of cities refusing to bid for the Games because of the economic damage they inflict:<p>Budapest has abandoned its bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics, a move that leaves Los …

Paralympics

How DFW could go from a bunch of strong cities to a regional powerhouse | Commentary

Given the wealth of meds (medical research districts) and eds (research universities) in this area, the district could become an innovation corridor …

Urbanism

Lyft launches in 54 more cities across the U.S.

Lyft said it was going to grow fast in 2017, and on Thursday it doubled down on that promise with a launch across 54 cities in the U.S. The launch is the largest simultaneous expansion for the ride-hailing company, second to its earlier kick-off in 40 U.S. cities announced in January, which is also …

Uber