Dystopian science fiction can teach us a lot about the future of cities. In an article published today on Slate, I talk about the history of dystopian cities in SF, and how they're connected to urban policies and changes in the real world.

The best way to cope with traffic is actually to make multi-lane highways smaller, not bigger. Several long-term studies have shown that "road diets" that shrink 4-line highways to 3-lane highways significantly decrease traffic jams and accidents. Atlantic's CityLab has the story.