On America's lackluster alleyways and what we can do about them: a conversation with Daniel Toole, author of Tight Urbanism.
A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.
The Chicago skyline is gorgeous to look at, but in the winter it rains down icy fingers of death upon the populace.
An ambitious new program would transform foreclosed homes into rentals. But will it help the cities that need it most?
Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.
Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.
New numbers from the Urban Institute require some context.
A conversation with philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus about the importance of traditional architecture.
As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.
The former D.C. transportation leader reflects on taking his show on the road.
A short history of snow removal in America's cities.
Public transportation riders aren't shy about expressing their displeasure when things go wrong
A new report suggests that retrofitting is almost always more energy efficient
A new shop will sell hand-made, locally built bicycles to riders who want to stay a while
When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best
Does moving residents from high-poverty neighborhoods to low-poverty ones work?
The city has big plans for its lake front
Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors
Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops