Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.
A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.
How bikeable is your city?
The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.
Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.
Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.
Lately, America's leaders have talked a lot about the need to rebuild. Has it begun?
Rashid Temuri has more than 4,100 followers and more service calls than he can handle.
It's a bathroom, a planter, and a fertilizer all rolled into one.
According to feds, the former Dixon, Illinois, comptroller spent much of the $53 million she's accused of stealing on horses with names like "Packin' Jewels" and "Have Faith in Money."
The artist behind the Palin-shaped public art has been informed: "You will be the next one to burn."
A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.
The first-of-its-kind measure will allow the city to accept billions in private financing for infrastructure projects.
More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?
A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.
The annual Baconfest Chicago has taken off, and others may soon follow suit.
An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.
They train the disadvantaged to transform garbage into beautiful furniture.
Harvard sociologist Robert J. Sampson on his new book, Great American City.