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.
The Cold War thriller on BBC America stars Brian Cox and Tom Hughes—and some excellent, surprisingly intimate Brutalist architecture.
The city aims to get 20,000 residents using its system by 2020.
Filmmaker Scott Crawford on the birth of hardcore in 1980s Washington.
A new crop of restaurants in gas stations, like Seoul Food D.C., will help suburbs grow into more authentic urban places.
Houston's Neighborhood Centers has spent years addressing this hidden problem—which will spread throughout the U.S.
Together, a design studio and community-development corporation are transforming housing in the Rio Grande Valley.
Youth initiatives dominate the winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, even as L.A.'s child population wanes.
Thorncliffe Park is now home to North America's first public tandoor oven, thanks to the efforts of local activists.
Our new series about the people and ideas reshaping urban life all over the world, from the ground up.
But whether America's cargo capital can support a real urban center remains to be seen.
In 1901, a team of social do-gooders teamed up to build a clean, green city. A look at their legacy, more than a century later