Also, a Canadian city goes after bullies and a Chicago alderman takes the war on pigeons to a new level.
Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.
Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?
And other metrophors.
Samuel Krueger believes he's identified a structure to L.A. that's not unlike Manhattan or Chicago's Loop.
With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.
These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.
The geography of modern "john" shaming.
17 percent of American workers work within 10 miles of a major airport.
When he's not doing his day job, planner Neil Freeman likes to render the city in abstract and unique ways.
Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.
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.
Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.
The meaning of this little film seems to be: If your bike is stolen, it's probably being ridden by somebody who loves it a lot more than you.
They often feel particularly isolated and alone. But a small group of developers is trying to change that.
Officials may close as many as 100 public schools in Chicago this year. But the politics of right-sizing are never easy.
Revelry and misery at bars, watch parties and rallies across the country.
This is quite an elaborate way to avoid parking tickets.
While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.