The Perks of Roommates With a 50-Year Age Difference
Intergenerational homesharing has taken off. The pandemic has complicated the calculus, but some say it’s more vital than ever.
Emptier Jails Could Stay That Way
Covid-19 is showing us what ending mass incarceration could look like. Some judges and prosecutors like what they see.
Abandoned Coal Plants Are a Huge Opportunity
They’re cavernous, solidly built and often on prime urban land. Now, they’re being reborn as everything from charter schools to solar farms.
The Slow Demise of Cash Bail
As it bans holding defendants on bail for nonviolent crimes, New York is the latest state to challenge America’s bizarre system of money for freedom.
Making It Rain
Is rainwater capture the new solar panel? How drought-stricken cities are capitalizing on a building solution so simple, it’s almost like it’s right above our heads.
Free the Transit System!
No, seriously. Like, actually make it free. A rust belt guide to increasing ridership.
A Republican Suburb Designed for Cyclists
A deep-red town in Indiana has a bicycling network that would make Boulder blush. Their secret? Forget the politics and treat bikes more like cars.
This Lake Belongs to Everyone
A city on Lake Erie convinced its waterfront property owners to give the public their waterfronts for free. It’s a case that could transform the Great Lakes forever.
DIY: Cleveland Comes Back
Inside the laundry-and-lettuce co-op empire that’s reviving local industry in Cleveland—this time, on the employees’ terms.
Putting Parks over Pavement
Urban neighborhoods that were severed decades ago by massive highways are finally being sewn back together by public spaces designed to reconnect and heal.