A new study finds that African Americans are dramatically more likely to transition back to renter status than whites.
Facing down a determined opposition, Austin is wise to plan for growth with its new rail project—even if that means investing in areas where demand is only starting to arrive.
An exotic new aquarium under construction in Brazil is a lightning rod on two continents—and the latest test of the theory that where weird designs go, new cities follow.
First a grand piano showed up underneath it, then two white flags appeared on top of it. Why does the Brooklyn Bridge attract so many enigmas?
Turn On Detroit's Water matches donors with Detroiters who are under water on their water bills.
The city is forging ahead with an unprecedented single-bin combined waste collection and recycling plan. But it may want to reconsider ditching tried-and-true methods.
A proposal by Canadian artist Mia Feuer to build a replica of a submerged gas station in the Anacostia has finally found what any good public art project needs: a vocal opposition.
New Orleans' population has rebounded since the devastating 2005 hurricane, but public transportation is still a mess—especially for the poor.
One venture capitalist's dream to divide California into six states—while consolidating much of its power into one.
Cities with high homicide rates share a major demographic trait. But we don't know nearly enough about how it works.
Feeling entitled by your new car2go black card? That's only one of the hypothetical benefits.
LeBron James thinks he can boost the fortunes of Northeast Ohio by returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The area could use some help.
Auctioning off Detroit's art collection would reduce the city's debt, not its suffering. Residents shouldn't go for it, even as the price climbs.
With state-of-the-art equipment and courses on 3-D printing and personal prototyping, TechShops could change the face of manufacturing.
The architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group built a giant maze in Washington, D.C. Cities everywhere should get one.
The Patterson House, a historic mansion in the District of Columbia, is being converted into very small units for young one-percenters.
The more cities that adopt bike-share systems, the plainer the need for coordination between them.
Rowhouse additions offend the sensibilities of some homeowners. But when cities protect their interests, they do so at the expense of residents.
The DOT plans emergency procedures to save the Highway Trust Fund, which will go bust in August if Congress doesn't take action.