A few of the 886 proposals from the Knight Foundation's latest open government news challenge.
At least, that's the case for every national-original group but Mexicans.
Vancouver-based architect Michael Green is trying to convince the world to construct tall wood buildings.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
The Northeast Corridor is, unsurprisingly, the promised land of Irish bars and restaurants.
In low-income urban neighborhoods, daily exposure to violence is a reality for many young people.
A new paper tracks suburbia from its ideological roots in the Victorian era to its harsh detractors in the modern age.
The $9 million Bloomberg Philanthropies contest also awards innovations from Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Santa Monica.
CityScan uses street-mapping technology and public records to find hidden violations.
From Snowpocalypse to Snowquester.
The Mu Thermal Imager, which detects drafty doors and windows, aims to be an affordable device for improving your home's energy efficiency.
Publicly owned Internet infrastructure is luring jobs to smaller towns. Should big cities follow their lead?
The photographs are great; the story is even better.
Why do pigeons bob their heads? Do squirrels know where they hide their nuts? And other questions answered in this new art-meets-science book.
Chicago is trying to raise $480,000 for a youth basketball league.
Premiums for the young and healthy are set to rise 169 percent, according to a new survey.
Air travel congestion can quickly spread from a few cities to a whole network.
It can't compete with New York's amenities and galleries. But it's trying to offer something else altogether - a true middle class art market.
So you think you know your city?