Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops
New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density
Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?
A round-up of new municipal laws from around the country
When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too
A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country
Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships
The best - and strangest - in urban catch phrases
What happens when officers turn the surveillance cameras off to hide their misbehavior?
A dozen facades that are sure to attract curious shoppers
There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher
A new initiative will convert 140,000 acres in Chicago into a public recreation "hub"
A roundup of the best train lights and subway car decorations
When cities compete to lure big companies, no one wins
A recently uncovered collection of photographs documents this engineering feat
Who should be responsible for abandoned homes? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say "not us"
America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them
Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work
Chicago and Philadelphia are doing away with fare cards in favor of an "open fare" system