In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking
Architect Ross Chapin designs single-family units that are both energy-efficient and photogenic
How the police mastered the art of recovering the kidnapped and more news
The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living
Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?
New evidence of a "sprawling metropolis" that existed in East St. Louis from 1000-1300 A.D.
The murder rate jumped 14 percent and other news
Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record
Striking libraries, museums and community facilities
The city has pledged to build a new subway line every year between now and 2017
When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too
Possums, wrenches, potato chips and other strange traditions
New York City's first gay urban resort will open next year. Is this the start of a new brand of architecture?
In 2012, the parents of every new baby will receive about $129 from the government, and other news
The city went broke in the 1870s. A look at how the Memphis of today compares with this low point
A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country
The bidding war that wasn't for Vatican.xxx and other news from the holy city
How can we preserve what makes a place great while allowing it to evolve?