This "livable cities" ranking considers transit, walkability, and bikeability.
The city of Albuquerque is focused on bringing consistency and coherence to an unwieldy collection of planning and land use regulations. An interview with Albuquerque Planning Director Suzanne Lubar explores the city's approach to the challenge. Contrary to its image in pop culture, Albuquerque is not the methamphetamine capital of America. And yet, there is a grain of truth to the adventures of Walter White: Albuquerque is overwhelmingly suburban.
In Detroit, data transparency is key. Since declaring bankruptcy in 2013 the city has turned to technology to improve communication and boost morale among its communities. A new open data portal shares information—around policy, public safety, and transportation—in an attempt to increase civic engagement.