It's been an eventful year for cartography.
Climate change-related heat waves and intense storms are projected to hit Eastern U.S. cities especially hard.
Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.
The "Loud Bicycle" prototype can blast careless drivers with a 30-second trumpet that's as loud as a rock concert.
Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.
A quarter of car commuters gave up their parking permits after a recent trial in Boston.
A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.
Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.
The trickiest reuse challenge yet.
And other juicy tidbits.
They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.
Scientists have taken a new interest in how plant and animal life respond to the city.
It has become a Beantown tradition.
Plastic bag and Styrofoam bans may seem like small potatoes. But local legislation often inspires bigger fixes.
Massachusetts pushes diverse, dense zoning.
The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.
More and more suburbs are cropping up as hubs.
Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.
Way to lock up that neck.