Cities

It’s Not Your Imagination: American Cities Are Getting Less Livable

New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have become less livable over the past decade.<p>It’s getting harder to live in America’s largest cities.<p>Recently, the <i>Economist</i> published a series of graphics showing how the quality of life in American cities has fallen over the past 10 years. The graphics use …

American Cities

The 11 most high-tech cities in the US

Cities are the way of the future.<p>In less than 35 years, the World Health Organization estimates that two-thirds of the world population will be living in urban areas. That's an additional 2.5 billion people. The cities that will flourish rely on cutting-edge technologies and create opportunities …

Silicon Valley

New Orleans is now planning to evacuate the city if a heavy rainstorm comes.

That’s worrisome, especially for communities still struggling to recover from the damage of Hurricane Katrina — which was 12 years ago this …

Environmentalism

The NBN rollout has failed. Here's how we fix it

The National Broadband Network has been reduced to an engineering project mired in politics, but a first generation of "telecommunication planners" …

Australian News

Just what we needed dept: Underwater parking spaces

Construction is progressing fast on the Albert Cuyp parking garage in Amsterdam. It’s a 600 car and 60 bike parking garage being installed under an …

Sustainability

The 13 European cities with the absolute worst traffic

Traffic is a growing problem in cities worldwide.<p>Some cities have taken steps to cut congestion, like London, which puts a fee on most vehicles driving in a designated congestion charge zone. But others have yet to find a real solution.<p>TomTom, a navigation and mapping company, has ranked the …

Business

The Future of Nairobi's Informal Transit

BRT and light rail plans for Kenya’s capital will most likely leave the privately owned and much maligned matatus and boda-bodas behind. Their operators, however, won’t likely go away without a fight.<p>Earlier this year, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta inaugurated a new railway line connecting …

Africa

Mayor Bill de Blasio gets approval Far Rockaway rezoning. But his promise to modernize 15 neighborhoods is a slog

Plan for Queens enclave is just second of 15 pledged rezonings to earn City Council approval<p>The City Council cast a key vote Tuesday to approve a …

Bill de Blasio

Chinese cities are saying “enough already” to bike-sharing services run rampant

Signs are emerging that China’s bike-sharing boom could be hitting road bumps.<p>For over a year, China’s city streets have been flooded with bicycles as dozens of startups vie to become the country’s “Uber for bikes.” For a while, local governments appeared powerless (or unwilling) to stop the mass …

China

What Seattle's income tax fight says about our America's pension mess

The city of Seattle is in a battle with residents over a controversial new income tax, and the spat says something significant about America’s public sector pension crisis.<p>Lawsuits filed by several groups against the city contend that the 2.25 per cent tax, passed in July by the city council, …

Opinion

How 'Temporary Urbanism' Can Transform Struggling Industrial Towns

Matchmaking empty spaces with local businesses and the tiny house movement are innovative solutions that can help post-industrial cities across Europe and North America adapt to the future.<p>What will become of manufacturing towns in a post-industrial world? From the Ruhr region of Germany to the …

Urbanism

Modi urges young CEOs to be 'soldiers of prosperous India'

<b></b><b>New Delhi:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday called on 200 young CEOs at Niti Aayog’s ‘Champions of Change’ program, to become ‘soldiers of a …

Future Cities

Kansas City startup will test sensor-laden roads

Data collected from the roads will help the city address traffic congestion & maintenance, and eventually help self-driving cars<p>Kansas City, Missouri, is already a leader in the smart city race—remember its public data dashboard that helps drivers find parking spots? But a new startup, Integrated …

Transportation

The north remembers: how once-proud Bolton became 'a nothing of a town'

The market town stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the north-west’s mighty industrial cities – until a football stadium relocation and rival shopping centres gutted its historic centre. Is the fightback coming too late?<p>The final day of 2016 was a Saturday. In the centre of Bolton, Lancashire, the …

England

Building an NFL Expansion Team: Best Cities

I asked, you answered: If the NFL were to expand again, which city should be first to claim a team?<p>Many of the responses made a point to note that …

Sports

World's largest bicycle parking garage opens in Utrecht

Ector Hoogstad Architecten has completed the first stage of the world's largest bicycle parking facility, in Utrecht's Central Station area in the …

Cycling

Cuomo says tax on rich to fund subway fixes is ‘dead on arrival’

ALBANY — Mayor de Blasio’s proposal to tax the rich to fund mass transit is “dead on arrival,” according to Gov. Cuomo — while his own plan for …

New York City

Amazon has an obligation to improve the quality of life for Opa-locka residents | Miami Herald

Amazon’s intention to open a its first South Florida mega distribution center in Opa-locka’s back yard has many of its new neighbors wondering what …

Opinion

Could underwater garages solve Boston’s parking shortage?

Tell someone you stashed your car in the Charles, the harbor, or Fort Point Channel, and you’ll probably get a sideways look.<p>But someday, such a …

Boston

10 Essential Tips to Travel Switzerland on a Budget

Shares 0<p>Switzerland is notoriously at the top of every “Most Expensive Country in the World” list, which makes it exceedingly difficult for budget …

Europe

The city of Boston is reminding people not to get 'storrowed' on Sept. 1

As fall nears and Boston braces for the annual influx of college students, the city has a warning for those moving into town. Repeat after us: you …

Boston

Lines of division: How transport inequality is leaving half of Britain behind

Former Chancellor George Osborne says Theresa May needs to show support for his flagship Northern Powerhouse project by backing an HS3 rail link from …

Transit

10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017

These metro areas have seen the biggest gains in software jobs over the last five years. You might be surprised by where some cities rank, and which …

Business Technology

San Jose City Manager Norberto Dueñas announces retirement

SAN JOSE — In what he called a “bittersweet” moment, San Jose City Manager Norberto Dueñas announced Tuesday that he will retire after 33 years with …

Dimitri Hegemann dreams of Detroit

Could a new club from the Tresor cofounder help revitalize Detroit's nightlife? Max Pearl heads there to find out.<p>Somehow I managed to get myself …

Senate Bill Could Allow Cities to Extend Last Call

A new bill making its way through the state legislature could allow bars and clubs across California to stay open until 4 a.m.<p>Currently, bars are …

San Diego

Why investor-driven urban density is inevitably linked to disadvantage

<i>This article is the third in a series based on new research into the place of lower-income and disadvantaged households in a compact city.</i><p>The …

Housing

Springfield City Council signs off on MGM's final signage request, roadway changes

SPRINGFIELD - The City Council approved a long-planned roadway change and land easements related to the MGM Springfield casino project on Monday …

Western Massachusetts

Tshwane in search of new WiFi supplier

The City of Tshwane seeks a new service provider to expand its free WiFi.<p>While the City of Tshwane has expressed its intention to expand the quality …

Wi-Fi

Intended target blames Hutch gang hitmen for Ballymun attack

Associates of the intended target - Derek 'Bottler' Devoy - have blamed the killings on a north inner city hit team that had been planning to murder …

Inner Cities