Design

Portland, Ore., Then and Now (1890-2012)

It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison

Why Some Cities Are Healthier Than Others

Happiness, form of commute and money all play a role

Postcard From Winnipeg

What to do when the weather gets balmy (by Winnipeg standards) and other news

For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

'Pocket Neighborhoods' For Sustainable Suburbs

Architect Ross Chapin designs single-family units that are both energy-efficient and photogenic

Postcard From Lahore

How the police mastered the art of recovering the kidnapped and more news

How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

The Lost City of Cahokia

New evidence of a "sprawling metropolis" that existed in East St. Louis from 1000-1300 A.D.

Postcard From New Orleans

The murder rate jumped 14 percent and other news

What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record

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2011's Most Interesting Cultural Buildings

Striking libraries, museums and community facilities

Postcard From Wuhan

The city has pledged to build a new subway line every year between now and 2017

Why Size Matters in Pro Sports Victories

When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too

What Gets Dropped on New Year's Eve

Possums, wrenches, potato chips and other strange traditions

Building a 'Gay' Building

New York City's first gay urban resort will open next year. Is this the start of a new brand of architecture?

Postcard From Yerevan

In 2012, the parents of every new baby will receive about $129 from the government, and other news