Clare Foran

One Way for Californians to Conserve Water: Paint Your Dead Lawns Green

As the Golden State's worst drought on record rages on, a niche industry emerges.

Agent Orange Ingredient Could Soon Be Used to Kill Superweeds

Dow Chemical is pushing an herbicide that contains a component used as a weapon in the Vietnam War.

How to Design a City for Women

A fascinating experiment in "gender mainstreaming."

A Taxi Service Where Payment Is Optional

Sidecar hopes to compete with Uber by using part-time drivers and letting riders decide what to pay. Will it work?

What Will Happen to Budapest's 'Ruin Pubs' Once All the Ruin Is Removed?

"Ruin pubs" have been a catalyst for gentrification in the city's Jewish Quarter. But as the neighborhood changes, the bars may be forced to change along with it.

How France Built Inequality Into Its Cities

Planners have created isolated urban enclaves that keep the country’s immigrant population separate.

Why Can't an Entire City Be a Museum?

Curators in Ghent, Belgium, use art to force visitors into far-flung neighborhoods.