Baltimore

Faces of the Rust Belt

Photographer Gregory Halpern captures scenes of despair and surprising strength in his new book, A.

The Scourge of 1970s-Era Office Towers

Two Rust Belt cities grapple with architectural obsolescence. 

U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.

Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.

Postcard From Baltimore

The victims of a mugging would like the media to stop talking about the mugging already and other news.

Fighting Crime With Former Criminals

Baltimore's program to mediate disagreements between gang members successfully prevents homicides

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