cities

Moveable

Replacing the NYC Subway System With Autonomous Cars Is a Terrible Idea

The subway may be ailing, but it's too important to give up on now.
Tracey Lindeman
6.15.18
soot

What It’s Like Surviving In Nigeria’s City of Soot

Port Hartcourt residents are protesting against the unregulated oil refineries that have polluted their entire city.
Oluwatosin Adeshokan
5.2.18
Moveable

Ride-Hailing Is Deepening Social and Economic Inequity in the US

It’s making public transit worse.
Tracey Lindeman
2.10.18
Moveable

Bike Sharing Is Doomed to Fail in Most American Cities

Dallas' chaotic experiment in bike sharing is a case in point.
Tracey Lindeman
2.5.18
On Edge

This Scientist Is Using VR to Understand Why Skyscrapers Stress People Out

I put on a VR helmet and joined in the study.
James Jackson
12.6.17
On Edge

My Husband and I Are Seriously Questioning Whether to Raise our Kid in the City

This time, when we sat down to talk about it, I taped our conversation.
Kate Lunau
12.6.17
On Edge

We Need to Design Less Stressful Cities

This is why so many people like me are leaving New York City.
Becky Ferreira
12.4.17
cop23

Cities Are Scolding Countries at UN Climate Conference to Cut Emissions

An alliance including New York, Toronto, and London is challenging countries at COP23 to do more.
Stephen Leahy
11.9.17
cities

Urban Planners Are Designing Cities Resilient to Vehicle Attacks

One more line of defense against terrorist truck attacks.
Ankita Rao
11.3.17
cities

Cities Are Competing to Give Amazon the ‘Mother of All Civic Giveaways’

“Amazon has made securing public handouts a core part of its business strategy from the very beginning.”
Louise Matsakis
9.19.17
not-so-driverless cars

We Talked to a Driver Who Disguised Himself as a Car Seat

Do people freak out at the sight of a driverless car?
Samantha Cole
9.14.17
accessibility

Toronto’s New Auditory ‘Beacons’ Will Help Blind People Navigate Downtown

They transmit navigation data directly to blind people’s phones.
Alison Motluk
9.12.17