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In Defense of Ethnography

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.24.2015 | College
Paul Stoller

In these troubled times in which inhumane global forces threaten our future, we need that ethnographic depth of understanding both to recognize our human fragility and marvel at our social resilience.

Thinking Of Moving? Here Are Some Cities You May Want To Avoid

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

If you're looking for the right place to settle down, the possibilities can be dizzying. The good news is that the personal finance site WalletHub re...

Manhattan's Last Forest and the Nature of Cities Everywhere

Dr. Chris Martine | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Dr. Chris Martine

As New York has grown into perhaps the globe's most famous metropolis, Inwood Hill has remained largely the same as it ever was: a verdant oasis on the edge of the city's most densely populated borough.

Sleepless In The City

Wendy Troxel | Posted 07.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Troxel

For many, sleeping in big cities is a nightmare. All those people living in close quarters and all those vehicles plying crowded streets make a lot of noise, which can make sleep elusive for even the most weary urbanite. The omnipresent streetlights and headlights don't make it any easier.

The Rise of Cities in the 21st Century

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics
St. Gallen Symposium

The 21st century is seeing an incredible power shift and power dynamic with the rise of cities as socio-economic and political actors on national and world stages. However, as more and more of us now live in cities, cities are facing increasing pressures and challenges that need to be addressed.

Proudly Small: The Frugal City

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

Forget the smart cities full of technologies and monitoring: let's live in frugal cities.

Perspectives on Millennials and the City

Wendell Cox | Posted 06.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Wendell Cox

Millennials are a larger share of the total population in the downtown or Central Business District (CBD) than elsewhere in the city. In 2011, millennials represented 24.4 percent of the CBD population.

America's 12 Bro-iest Neighborhoods, Ranked

Thrillist | Posted 05.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

Maybe they were in a frat, maybe they weren't. Maybe they work in investment banking, maybe they don't. All we're really certain of is that they don't see graduating from college and having a job as a reason to not be doing shots on a Monday night (probably in one of these bars).

I Found My Blackness: I Didn't Know It Was Missing Until It Came Back

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.04.2015 | Black Voices
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During my childhood I was aware that I was different in color from the majority of people around me, but my father and mother emphasized brainpower, not color. Color was what you were, but not using your brain was a choice.

The 9 Worst-Designed Cities in the World

Thrillist | Posted 06.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Shutterstock.com From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in al...

The Far Suburbs Are Enjoying A Renaissance

Pew's Stateline | Teresa Wiltz | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

How to Make Living With a Roommate Work

Houzz | Posted 05.30.2015 | HuffPost Home
Houzz

One effect of the recent recession is the rise in roommates or live-in landlords. But how do you divvy up a modern home in style to make sure everyone has the space and privacy they need? Both are key considerations for domestic comfort.

New York Moments

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Roxie Sarhangi

When I lived in New York City, I loved taking photographs. The vibrant fall leaves. The historic, welcoming brownstones. And of course, the people of the city. New York's energy is exhilarating.

There May Never Be a Good Brunch Place in South Central

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 04.01.2015 | Los Angeles
Vanessa Carmichael

In the case of Los Angeles, it is scary to think that it may someday become what its politicians have designed it to be, a city for the few uber rich and the many domestic workers who maintain their homes and gardens.

With Urban Hospitals in Decline, One Hospital Changes the Rules of the Game

Jessica Stone | Posted 02.21.2015 | Business
Jessica Stone

When access to care and population health of a distressed community are on the line, urban hospitals like BMC can and should look outside of traditional negotiation tactics to fulfill their role in serving their community. If they do not, we may not have the ERs to meet the newly insured population.

Demography, Democrats, and a Metropolitan Vision

Steven Conn | Posted 01.17.2015 | Politics
Steven Conn

Forget about the rising percentage of Latinos in this country for a moment and consider this number: somewhere between 65-70 percent of all Americans live in metropolitan regions of 500,000 or more.

Aging Metropolitan Areas Ranked

Wendell Cox | Posted 12.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Wendell Cox

The common thread among movers is aspiration --- seeking better lives. People move to places they can afford and where they can hope for a higher standard of living.

New Survey Uncovers the Lure of the City

Jared Green | Posted 11.25.2014 | Green
Jared Green

Who needs peace and quiet when you have the run of the opera, street festivals, and sports games, something different every night? These numbers can certainly help smart urban leaders continue to make city life as compelling as possible.

Toronto: Touring Around the 2014 International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.21.2014 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The unique blend of locals and visitors stops the Distillery District from being a tourist trap like New York's South Street Seaport. The place feels organic, authentic, warm and inviting. It's steeped in history.

We, the Adolescents

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy As I was working on my research about the sustainability mindset -- and the global unsustainability of our current behaviors -- ...

Single in the City and Want a Dog? 10 Things to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

Jillian Fischer | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Jillian Fischer

You've been told that dogs can cure all of you're singleton problems. Like helping you attract that cute blonde you met in the dog park. Or saving you from choking on that doughnut hole so you don't die alone in your apartment. However, raising Fido in an urban environment is a lot different than in suburbia.

America's Accessible Cities

Wendell Cox | Posted 11.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Wendell Cox

With frequent press attention on traffic congestion and "gridlock," it may be surprising that work trip travel times in US cities are better than those of high income competitors in other nations. Indeed, the University of Minnesota's David Levinson, found that the typical employee can reach two-thirds of jobs in major US metropolitan areas within 30 minutes.

Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

The 7 Emotional Stages of Ikea Furniture Assembly

Wes Janisen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Wes Janisen

What. The. Hell. How did they fit so many pieces into such a small box, this is like a clown car of bullshit! And what is all this? There must be 500 different sized nails and screws in this bag!

Rescuing America's Inner Cities? Detroit and the Perils of Private Policing

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime
Heather Ann Thompson

Take a trip to Detroit, where everything from the city's economy, to countless of its neighborhoods, to crucial civic-services that its residents need to live healthy happy lives, all seemed to have collapsed.