There’s an increasing number of people native to Hawaii who can no longer afford to live there, nor do they have the means to leave. Those who can’t do either end up houseless. Eric Stinton reports on the current state of real estate on the islands: how they got there, proposed solutions, and what will […]
Traffic gardens are miniature street systems through which children — and adults — can learn about road safety. Ilana Bean explores these small-scale utopias through the lens of her mother’s work in traffic safety and road design, and also writes about our relationships to transportation and our urban environment. For the most part, we don’t […]
The Lion King of Los Angeles
Growing up in Los Angeles as a Latino child interested in science, Miguel Ordeñana didn’t really have any role models to look up to. Now, as a wildlife biologist, his research on P-22, the famous mountain lion of Griffith Park, is important and inspiring. Ordeñana is an advocate for landscape connectivity and a more inclusive […]
Where Did All the Public Bathrooms Go?
“For decades, U.S. cities have been closing or neglecting public restrooms, leaving millions with no place to go. Here’s how a lack of toilets became an American affliction.”
We Could Have Had Electric Cars from the Very Beginning
Early electric cars performed better in cities than internal combustion vehicles, but didn’t give riders the same illusion of freedom and masculine derring-do.
‘Black Flight’ out of Chicago
By 2030, Chicago’s Black population will have decreased by half a million people in 50 years.
Sacrificed for the Super Bowl: The Wiping Out of an Atlanta Neighborhood
Thirty years ago, the entire community of Lightning was destroyed to build the Georgia Dome. This oral history, told by displaced residents, compiles memories of a long-gone neighborhood.
Lightning, Struck: How an Atlanta Neighborhood Died on the Altar of Super Bowl Dreams
Thirty years ago, the entire community of Lightning, in Atlanta’s west side, was destroyed to build the Georgia Dome. This oral history, told by the residents that were displaced, compiles the stories and memories of a long-gone neighborhood.
Dorm Living for Adults
The new Common co-living company isn’t as communal is it pretends.
Is This the Most Crowded Island in the World? (And Why That Question Matters)
An amateur geographer travels to an undocumented island off the coast of Haiti after stumbling upon it on Google Earth.