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Street vendors make cities livelier, safer and fairer – here’s why...

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Cities around the world are emerging from pandemic shutdowns and gradually allowing activities to resume. National leaders...

Is your city making you fat? How urban planning can address...

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County New disease outbreaks, like the novel coronavirus that recently emerged in China’s Hubei province, generate headlines and...

New York gets serious about traffic with the first citywide US...

John Rennie Short, University of Maryland, Baltimore County After years of debate, New York state has adopted congestion pricing to deal with traffic problems in...

Where’s my package? Common carrier freight lockers can ease city traffic...

Barbara Ivanov, University of Washington and Anne Goodchild, University of Washington Online shopping is a big convenience for many Americans, but porch piracy can ruin...

As the Trump administration retreats on climate change, US cities are...

Katherine Levine Einstein, Boston University; David Glick, Boston University, and Maxwell Palmer, Boston University Despite almost universal scientific consensus that climate change poses a growing...

Urban noise pollution is worst in poor and minority neighborhoods and...

Joan A. Casey, University of California, Berkeley; Peter James, Harvard Medical School , and Rachel Morello-Frosch, University of California, Berkeley Most Americans think of cities...

Why cities should stop building museums and focus on festivals

Jonathan Wynn, University of Massachusetts Amherst Last year the Institute of Museum and Library Services offered a catchy statistic: the United States has more museums...

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Librarians could be jailed and fined under a proposed censorship law

Nicole Cooke, University of South Carolina A bill pending in Missouri’s legislature takes aim at libraries and librarians who are making “age-inappropriate sexual material” available...