Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.
The bombings have turned all the cues and surroundings of this time of year upside down.
The city of Boston is blanketed with security cameras. But finding the right shots is a little like looking for a needle in a hay stack.
Participants in the 2013 Boston Marathon hailed from across the globe.
Early reports suggest at least one of the bombs used in yesterday's Boston Marathon attack was hidden in a garbage can. There's a case to be made for removing them all.
Locals on social media report a distinct lack of chaos, "just a feeling that everyone is focused."
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have stepped up police presence on transit, at tourist attractions, and near hotels.
If there's an uplifting lesson from Boston, it may be the many people who will overcome the trauma of tragedy.
Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.
This is more true than ever in the digital age.
Modern-day militia activists have attempted to hold rallies on this holiday in recent years.
Though cell service is spotty, social media is connecting family members and friends.
Maps of where blasts occurred, the race course, the streets in question.
Apparent terror attacks at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
The super storm was so damaging and deadly that the world's meteorologists will not repeat its name.
The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.
The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.
The federal government has prepared a short list that includes 220 mph trains.
Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.