Aside from improvements to cardiovascular health, walking, particularly within one’s community, provides a myriad of benefits.
The next time a city or community is struggling, rather than looking only to macroeconomic forces or national policymakers for reasons, we should equally examine the strength of local leadership and the texture of their networks.
The most effective measure of gentrification will not be a magic bullet, but rather a constellation of variables aimed at addressing its processual and multi-dimensional character.
With patience, with equanimity, and with discernment, we can identify new potentials to provide opportunities for growth and prosperity to everyone.
This past April, the Landmarks Law turned 50. Its legacy has been important for shaping the urban environment.
Overcoming our carbon dependence should be seen as an opportunity to rethink for the better an institution largely shaped by fossil fuel: our cities.
The historic growth of urban American Islam has led some Muslims to respond in innovative ways to the issues and challenges of urban life.
Although there is much to praise about new indexes such as the Social Progress Index, questions remain.
Our typical images of the city often fail us. What we need is a new one that best captures the complexity and beauty of urban life.
City planners should be wary of any predictions that downplay the unknowability of the future by projecting present conditions onto it.