Which of the innovations covered in our series will prove transformative?
In Minnesota’s Twin Cities region, fair housing advocates are engaged in a fierce debate over just how much race matters.
A Minnesota law professor says racial integration is the key to stable and prosperous suburbs.
After a period of rapid diversification, the town outside the Twin Cities faces rising poverty and housing challenges.
Attractive border stations by leading architects have now been a priority through the last three presidential administrations.
Gideon Mendel’s portraits of flood victims, from Thailand to Germany to Haiti, reveal the personal devastation caused by natural disasters.
The fast-growing sport is a hybrid of tennis, ping pong, and badminton—and seniors are crazy for it.
Data from an initiative to make architecture more sustainable shows progress, but there’s still a long way to go to make a dent in climate-change risks.
An artist tackles the challenges of navigating dense urban areas with hearing loss.
Del Webb, the country’s biggest builder of “active adult” housing, is changing its formula to appeal to Baby Boomers.
Starting this fall, all second graders in D.C. public schools will learn to ride in PE class.
Our newest series on the key forces transforming urban life in the 21st century.
New Orleans is getting a 'fancy' version of the 24-hour American breakfast chain. This is not a good development.
Absent federal action, local jurisdictions are increasingly looking for ways to help working parents.
Why location matters for parents who choose to let children explore neighborhoods on their own.
Photos of creepy, abandoned malls are eerie, but misleading. Most of America's malls are doing just fine.
Looking back on our series about the people and ideas changing cities around the world.
Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.