Boston

As Fenway Park Turns 100, Remember That It Almost Didn't Make It

The historic ballpark fought off demolition and ended up better off for it.

The Latest Fantastic Transportation System That Will Never Be Built

We'd love to get from New York to Beijing in 2 hours, but we won't hold our breath.

The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

Why Community-Based Planning Works Better Than Anything Else

A Boston neighborhood comes together to solve severe disinvestment, illegal dumping, and lot vacancies.

Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

This Week in Bans: Italian Town Outlaws Death

Also, Boston hates moshpits; an Illinois town repeals Prohibition; New York City's teachers should stay far away from Facebook.

Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.

Behold, the Ultimate Municipal Truck... Of the Future!

What would happen if you took every neat idea in the realm of public works and piled them all onto one city vehicle?

Crisis of the Day: The Church Foreclosure Boom

A record number of American parishes are being foreclosed upon.

The Bicycle Light That's a Threat to Thieves

A couple of MIT grads have developed a light that's 1) extremely hard to steal, and 2) shaped like a pistol.

Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

Motion-Activated Pothole Sensors ... In Your Phone

Boston hopes its driver-operated Street Bump app will grow sensitive enough to detect cracks in the pavement before they become gravel-spewing craters.

Explaining a City in 3 Exhibits

The Boston Society of Architects museum explains why the city is the way it is.

Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

DVD Release of Director's Cut of Ben Affleck's 'The Town' Gets Its Own Boston Street for Some Reason

The 2010 bank-robbery flick finally gets the recognition it deserves with Boston's newest street corner, "The Town Take 2 Place."