Divided City and Megaregions

Much of the economic and population growth in the U.S. is happening within 12 urban megaregions. Investment in these megaregions can add stress to the environment, increase gridlock and air traffic delays, and make inequality worse, or it can help...

Image of Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

The Basque Country has determinedly transformed itself into one of the most internationally competitive, socially inclusive, and environmentally progressive economies in the world.

Atlantic City. Photo by Tim Trad/Unsplash

Atlantic City offers a vivid example of a city affected by past racial and class segregation. But it can also show us how to heal cities that have high poverty rates and resilient communities of color.

Caregiver with elderly woman

Caregivers are underappreciated and underutilized partners in disaster response. But with proper recognition and support, they could become a linchpin of successful disaster response.

Atlanta landscape

The Just Growth Circle coalition provides a different model for cities to address complex issues of health, water, climate, housing, jobs, and racial equity.  

What are the best methods in advocating for better transportation in your city? What do you say at a planning meeting? Who do you even direct your concerns to? What changes can you even affect?  

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We turned to some of our authors to find out—What do they think will be the most pressing climate change issue in the next 50 years? Why?

Almost everything around us was designed by someone; our homes, schools, workplaces, and nearly every imaginable public space. Design is everywhere and, for better or for worse, it shapes the quality of our lives. 

Jeff Speck is an urban designer and author of several books on urban mobility. In this session, Jeff brings in concepts from his new book ...

In Resilience for All Barbara Brown Wilson looks at community engagement methods that are less conventional, but often more...

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