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.
Kansas City's place in American music history is inarguable. So why hasn't its jazz-based revitalization taken off?
A round-up of the best comments from this week's The Big Fix.
They imagine a historic core filled with low-level buildings and parks. Is this the way to revitalize the devastated city?
Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.
As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.