In Havana, the purchase and sale of private property became legal just six months ago. Here's how it's changing the look of the city.
Census figures show widespread increases in the square mileage of urbanized areas in the U.S.
A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Census definitions include a wide spectrum of places that count as cities.
Nine low-tech steps we can take to mitigate the effects of global warming.
Los Angeles's "Duke of Art Deco" collects and rehabs buildings that once housed Hollywood's greats.
In most of America's top metros, buying may well be the better financial decision. But is the next bubble inevitable?
Two East London neighborhoods will be irrevocably changed by the Games. Is this a bad thing?
The metro areas that saw the greatest slowdown in the previous decades were the ones that saw the biggest booms in the 1990s.
Researchers map the earliest Mesopotamian cities and find that many develop in surprising areas.
Neither end of the political spectrum gets it right when it comes to smart growth, leaving too many Americans priced out of economically vibrant cities.
U.S. housing prices peak at different times based on their geography.
Two recent exhibits highlight American planning's strengths alongside its great weaknesses.
A new, green housing project in Milwaukee offers veterans access to job training, a fitness center, and free high-speed internet.
An estimated 600,000 Americans are homeless, but the spread isn't uniform. Some cities have been hit harder than others.
Despite much urbanization, the majority of the country's growing population is living in rural areas and with few resources.
With so many people priced out of home ownership, the demand for rental housing is booming.
Why people in low-income areas are more likely to experience chronic pain.