Scientists monitoring Lake Erie have found tons of harmful plastic debris known as microplastics or "nurdles."
As school districts downsize, they leave behind shuttered buildings. Finding new uses for them can be difficult, to say the least.
The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.
Why do some cities – and neighborhoods – have so much more "urban nature" than others?
Two years of Reagan's youth wasn't enough to save this apartment house.
What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.
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?
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