America's got plenty of vacant properties and a serious homelessness problem. But of course, it's not that simple.
Ideas for rules that balance a building’s historic character with the need for green energy.
Beautiful social housing in Los Angeles is trying to change the lives of its residents and the way communities feel about them.
Buffalo's aging convention center is struggling. What should become of it now?
The convention center market is over-saturated, but the race to keep building them bigger and better hasn't slowed.
Can a city reduce the number of deaths to zero?
As Denton, Texas's music festival grows in popularity, so does interest in the town itself.
Fifty years after its debut, Seattle’s Jetsons-era World's Fair is still shaping the city, an example of how an ephemeral exposition can have a permanent impact.
If sign-less intersections reduce collisions, they almost certainly also consume less energy.
San Diego County has made it easy for its cities to convert to energy-efficient streetlights.
That's the question in Vallejo, the first American municipality to approve citywide participatory budgeting.
More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?
The city's famous marketing success highlights its primary appeal.
Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?
If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.
The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.
Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?
San Francisco and Philadelphia are the first major U.S. cities to install innovation officers. What exactly do these guys do, and will their stodgy government colleagues let them get away with it?
A crowdsourced map hopes to help cities identify and address so-called play deserts.
Across the country, newspapers are cutting their editorial boards. Here's what we lose when they disappear.