To build its emerging “megaregions”, the USA should turn to trains

An extract from “Designing the Megaregion: Meeting Urban Challenges at a New Scale”.

How America prostrated itself before Amazon – and how New York took a stand

A long read on “the Hunger Games for cities”.

The heart of Cajun country is decidedly different from the rest of the US

In Lafayette, a truck is often just “un truck.”

American cities are in crisis. So why is Richard Florida exporting their lessons?

The guru of the “creative class” thinks the developing world should follow America’s lead.

Look up! Among the skyscrapers! On superheroes and the American City

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s some guy out of a comic.

The US has become a nation of suburbs. But will it stay that way?

Millennials are killing the suburbs too. Typical.

Podcast: The other forty-nine

Let’s offend Americans.

Route 66 built communities. The interstate system destroyed them again

A brief history of America’s most famous road.

Letter: In the USA, you need buses to make the trains work

One of our occasional forays into the CityMetric postbag…

Podcast: It’s Always Sunny...

On Philadelphia.

Vanilla Skybus: George Romero and Pittsburgh’s metro to nowhere

Night of the living dead transport infrastructure.

New Urbanism isn’t dead – but thanks to climate change, it is evolving

Climate change breathes new life into the movement’s mission

Podcast: The Middle Bit

Go west, life is peaceful there.

Here are the six freak monuments and statues of Ohio

Fun things to do in the Buckeye State.

Novelty or necessity? The world's best sleeper trains

A guide to sleeping on sleepers over sleepers.

Podcast: In the Loop

On Stephanie's adventures in Illinois.

Could New York City get its own CrossRail?

Well, no, but we can dream.

Britain’s urban liberals should back devolution to “take back control”

The most centralised country in the you know the drill.

Here are 13 really aggravating things about the map of the United States

Look, I had a lot of time to think, okay?

Podcast: Trumpocalypse Now

Oh god, oh god, oh god, oh god.

Podcast: presidential election special

Roads, ruins and racism.

For the US, climate change is a national security issue

A former naval meteorologist writes.

Are road diets the next big thing for US cities?

Like a regular diet, only with tarmac.

We think of Canada as a long way north – but half its population lives south of Milan

The average European lives a long way north of the average Canadian.

US cities are light on veterans

Big cities are less appealing once you've been to war, apparently.