This urban economist would really like to know the answers.
The figure that's been cited lately seems a bit misleading.
It’s bad enough that our suburbs look like everywhere, USA. Let’s not let that happen to our central city.
They often feel particularly isolated and alone. But a small group of developers is trying to change that.
Unions may be dying off in the workplace. But could they make a difference on the bus?
The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.
The District of Columbia is trying to bring high-speed internet to more of its residents. But it's much more complicated than anyone imagined.
Is this still a good idea?
The city's properties are being sucked up by out-of-towners who visit only a few weeks a year, turning neighborhoods into ghost towns.
In Washington, designers are planning a revamp that returns the city to the water's edge.
The astonishing story of how the nation's two largest hunting and fishing specialty stores convinced small town America to pay for their expansions.
Once Apple releases its new mapping software, you'll only be able to find the bus if you live in a city with open data.
Can a city successfully gentrify its bus system? Does it want to?
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.