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US cities saw a spike in homicides in 2020, but historical data shows that economic conditions don't offer a simple explanation.
In the era of Covid, the effect of tobacco on health has proved to be even more dangerous. Some locales are responding by banning all smoking in public places.
Local authorities have been dismantling the most popular piece of playground equipment, potentially furthering inequities in access to outdoor recreation.
When Mexico City's subway system suffered a major outage, Google Maps added information about the metropolis's vast network of informal providers to help people get around.
New forms of urban air mobility like drones are getting more attention. The technology is here, but is public acceptance?
New research addresses a question that's incredibly difficult to answer and may hold clues to solving the affordable-housing puzzle.
Growing backlash against big technology companies, combined with the pandemic, has led to diminishing enthusiasm for a term that once dominated the conversation around the future of cities.
More places want a slice of the tech innovation pie, but there is lots to consider when integrating tech companies into the fabric of a city.
San Francisco, Seattle and Dublin show what happens when a city becomes a global hotspot for tech jobs without planning to accommodate growth and change.
Billions have been invested in the development of autonomous vehicle technology, and the industry is starting to accept that the outcomes aren't really what anyone expected.
Recent research finds that upzoned land in Portland, Oregon, produced three times as much new housing as parcels that remained unchanged, but overall development remained low.
The most typical type of housing in this city is no longer working for me and my family, and we're not alone.
Studies confirm that it is substandard infrastructure and maintenance, rather than the cold or the snow, that keeps cyclists off their wheels in winter. One city that's embraced this lesson is Oulu, Finland.
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