Kriston Capps

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.

Wally Santana/AP

The 'Rubber Duck' Artist Must Be Stopped

The inflatable spectacles of Florentijn Hofman don't belong in every harbor in the wide world.

Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

It's Tough Out There for Renters, But Most Americans Still Want More Options to Buy a Home

Just about everybody thinks they'd be better off with more housing to buy than more apartments to rent, according to the State of the City poll.

Mike Blake/Reuters

Where Are the Baby Boomers Going to Live Out Their Golden Years?

The share of elderly Americans is increasing. National preparedness for their housing needs is not.

Paul Krueger/Flickr

Cyclists: Let's Talk About Shoaling

Why you shouldn't let inexperienced cyclists get under your skin.

Yuri Gripas/Reuters

What Mitch McConnell Gets Wrong About the Minimum Wage

A minimum-wage increase will be a boon to tens of thousands of workers in San Francisco, D.C., and other cities. These hikes don't stymie business—in fact, they don't go far enough to address inequality.

Pat Sullivan/AP

The Astrodome: The World's Largest Indoor Garden?

Houston can't quit the Eighth Wonder of the World—but it can't quite decide what to do with it, either.

Robert Galbraith/Reuters

What Does It Really Cost to Live in San Francisco?

A measure called "location affordability" makes major metro areas look like a bargain—and they are, for the wealthy.

Girls Think Tank

Can Cities Ease Homelessness With Storage Units?

Providing storage solutions for the homeless helps bring stability and dignity to their lives.