With so many vacant buildings, firefighters in Detroit are among the busiest in the nation. A new documentary sets out to tell their story
MTA officials are testing out the theory that removing garbage bins from subway platforms will lead to less garbage in the system
A professional film colorist revives his grandfather's 16mm footage from a trip to Las Vegas in 1962
An actual illness can apparently result upon realizing Paris isn't all its cracked up to be
Citing safety concerns, the city opts to filter which public safety incidents citizens get to hear about
Your responses from this week's The Big Fix
Arturas Zuokas's viral tank video honored for 'improbable research'
Dollar Vans offer a much-needed transit link. What's so wrong about that?
30 examples of great places in American cities from the American Planning Association
Autolib offers compact, all-electric vehicles modeled after Velib
An archival film from 1937 explains how automatic traffic signals worked in different cities across the country
Philadelphia tops the regular season attendance list for the first time in franchise history
Data from 209 transit agencies combines with Craigslist rental listings
Researchers in Beijing are working with taxi drivers to identify the sources, not just the locations, of congestion
A pair of New York-based filmmakers marvel in, and just above, the underground
What you should—and shouldn't—expect from The Atlantic's newest website
Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?
A 1965 promotional film for Detroit reminds us how far the city fell behind