Kriston Capps

NOAA

This Terrifying Map Depicts Weather Horror in High-Resolution

Detailed map projections, updated quickly, keep the fear factor current.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

What Urban Manufacturing Can Learn From Domino's Pizza

The future of urban manufacturing lies less in localism than in making factories more personal.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

One Affordable-Housing Solution for Cities: True Home Rule

Independence is the difference between dense cities that achieve affordable housing, like Hong Kong and Singapore, and the ones that don't.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

Can Light Rail Still Unite Jerusalem?

A transit line that was hailed as the dream of a unified city is now on the brink, following waves of domestic unrest over the summer.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

The Sharing Economy Could Drive Down the Price of Mega-Events

'Invisible infrastructure' may already be cutting costs for things like the World Cup or the Olympic Games—not to mention natural disasters.

Anthony Bolante/Reuters

Conservatives May Very Well Not Be Drinking Lattes

In President Barack Obama's 'latte salute' scandal, the nation's coffee preferences are revealed.

Library of Congress

Romanticizing Rail Is No Way to Save Amtrak

The #AmtrakResidency program bolsters the notion that train travel is a ponderous luxury, not a useful public good.

Mike Blake/Reuters

The Housing Bubble Also Left Our Neighborhoods More Segregated

The credit supply shock led white households in the U.S. to leave mixed neighborhoods at a faster rate than black households could move into them.

Sam Chelton/The Guardian

A Global Gathering Reveals the Untapped Potential of Mayors

A committed Global Parliament of Mayors could mean magic for cities and nations alike.

Project Row Houses

How a Houston Housing Project Earned a MacArthur Grant

Through Project Row Houses, artist Rick Lowe nurtures artists and residents alike with a project that pushes contemporary practice and engages the community.

MacArthur Foundation

Where Geniuses Live

A look at the highly mobile lives of MacArthur "Genius Grant" winners.

Urban Institute

Mapping the Spread of Housing Inequality Over the Great Recession

A new interactive map shows that households hit hardest by the housing crisis are also now locked out of the recovery.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Here's How Newt Gingrich Would Fix the Housing Market

The nation's foremost futurist tackles one of housing's principal frustrations.

CityRealty

Next Up For Brooklyn, an Urban Gondola

The East River Skyway aims to alleviate transit congestion along the Brooklyn waterfront by taking commuters off the grid.

Some in Vancouver Prefer Satan to Christopher Columbus

The removal of a guerrilla-art depiction of the devil has led thousands of Vancouver residents to pledge allegiance to evil.

OLIN and OMA

Can High Design Make D.C.'s Bridge Park a Reality?

The 11th Street Bridge Park proposal aims to truly connect parts of the city divided by more than just a river.

Mark Makela/Reuters

Americans Love Local Government—They Just Don't Necessarily Want More of It

Survey respondents who reported the highest satisfaction with local government services weren't inclined to support spending more on it—especially among whites.

The NoPhone Team

Maybe You Should Get a NoPhone Instead

Introducing a phone-shaped block that does nothing—except free you from smartphone shackles.

Trask Bedortha

For Punk Music, Gentrification Is the New Ronald Reagan

In D.C, developers and restaurateurs are now subject to the kind of disdain that punks once held for the former president. It's only partly deserved.