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A new solution for America’s empty churches: A change of faith

Ashima Krishna, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York Over the past few decades, vacant and underutilized churches have become a familiar sight...

Bargain-hunting robocars could spell the end for downtown parking – cities...

Corey Harper, Carnegie Mellon University and Constantine Samaras, Carnegie Mellon University Imagine a scene from the near-future: You get dropped off downtown by a driverless...

New York’s new rental protections won’t end the outsize influence of...

Cem S. Kayatekin, IE University New York has passed sweeping new laws that will close some legal loopholes that allowed the city’s 1 million rent-stabilized...

Can parks help cities fight crime?

Lincoln Larson, North Carolina State University and S. Scott Ogletree, Clemson University The relationship between parks and crime remains the subject of debate. Some scholars...

How dogs help keep multiracial neighborhoods socially segregated

Sarah Mayorga-Gallo, University of Massachusetts Boston Cities in the United States are getting less segregated and, according to a recent national survey, most Americans value...

Most of America’s rural areas are doomed to decline

David Swenson, Iowa State University Since the Great Recession, most of the nation’s rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people....

Why some counties are powerhouses for innovation

Christopher Boone, Arizona State University By the time the application window closed, Amazon had received 238 proposals from cities and regions throughout North America looking...

Not so long ago, cities were starved for trees

Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard University Many cities, in recent years, have initiated tree planting campaigns to offset carbon dioxide emissions and improve urban microclimates. In 2007, New...

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Plain packs help deter young smokers as uptake drops to new...

By Becky Freeman, University of Sydney Evidence is mounting that plain cigarette packaging is helping prevent young people from becoming addicted, life-long customers of big...