Civics and Culture

The Urbanist Podcast: Live from France

In this episode, I call in from Nantes, France, to chat with reporter Ray Dubicki about my current trip to Europe. We discuss all...

Apps Break Cities, Just Like Highways Do

On Tuesday, GrubHub sent New York restaurants into a tailspin with a free lunch promotion. Between 11am and 2pm, the food delivery app offered...

Midweek Video: Top 10 Affordable Underrated US Cities

CityNerd stacks up the top ten affordable underrated American city metros for walkability, transit, and livability. Sorry, Seattle and Tacoma, but you didn’t sneak...
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Bellevue Council Update: Supporting Retail, Fostering Cross-Cultural Connections, and Rules on Remote Participation

Bellevue is continuing the trend of Eastside cities analyzing their retail sectors, and their City Council is doing so without enacting a development moratorium....

Saturday Video: Business Parks Suck, But They Don’t Have To

Business parks are a common feature across the globe, but they tend to be especially depressing and inaccessible places in North America. They don’t...

Sunday Video: American Transit During The Pandemic

CityNerd takes a look at how American transit systems lost ridership during the pandemic and the pros and cons of fare-free systems. Wenatchee’s...

The View From Nathan’s Bus: Do Not Hide From This Awful Sensation

I should’ve pulled in closer, I reflected from my E Line driver's seat, as I surveyed the distance between the open front doors and...

Weird Al Urbanism: Takeaways From The Oddball Frontier

Urban issues are not unique to one city. Casting around for for successes to copy, we have to examine what it means to remix...