Baltimore

Fixing the Rust Belt by Shrinking It

New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density

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

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

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

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

New City Slogans of 2011

The best - and strangest - in urban catch phrases

Postcard From Hampden

Holiday scenes from Baltimore's zany blue collar neighborhood

Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

Getting Pop-Ups to Take Root

Programs aim to make temporary business turn permanent

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

Another Reason to Stop Building New Homes: Job Creation

Repairing existing residential buildings produces about 50 percent more jobs than building new ones

2011's Most Fascinating Municipal Races

A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums

The Death Row of Urban Highways

10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered

History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one

Baby Steps for Baltimore's Vacant Housing Plan

Program tries to streamline purchase of thousands of vacant properties

Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future

The Folly of City-Owned Parking Garages

Guaranteeing cheap downtown parking creates all the wrong incentives for drivers

14 U.S. Infrastructure Projects Get Federal Fast-Tracking

Permitting and environmental review will be expedited, pushing for final approval within 18 months

Keeping Stadium Neighborhoods Alive in the Off-Season

Cleveland finds a way to embrace winter at Progressive Field

The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours