And why the Koch Brothers can't do anything about it, even if they buy up the Tribune papers.
An old-fashioned battle over civic character.
A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.
British painter Nathan Walsh brings a photo-realism style to urban landscapes.
The river will flow temporarily into Lake Michigan, where it'll dump millions of gallons of raw sewage.
Even though they lose about a half a billion dollars a year.
Why do retailers, restaurants and grocery stores stay out of communities that can afford (and want) them?
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. have stepped up police presence on transit, at tourist attractions, and near hotels.
More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?
It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.
The city's new Complete Streets Design Guidelines creates a paradigm shift in how road crews and transportation workers should look at shared streets.
The city of Chicago tries to leverage the platform better known for funding design projects and cutting-edge products.
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.