Broadly speaking, the answer comes down to poor planning and a commuter learning curve.
New research suggests that immigrants could boost housing values in precisely the shrinking cities that need it.
The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.
New data from the Trust for Public Land illuminates which neighborhoods offer excellent green space access ... and which really don't.
The secret sauce of the city's success might come down to history, and an ability to learn from past mistakes.
Research looking at African Americans in Houston finds a significant correlation.
A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.
Officials are grappling with this choice: spend tens of millions to demolish the stadium, or hundreds of millions to save it.
A new app from Texas researchers shows how clouds of lung-pummeling ozone move through Houston neighborhoods.
The $9 million Bloomberg Philanthropies contest also awards innovations from Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Santa Monica.
The eighth in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.
Five winners will be announced this spring, but these ideas stand out above the rest.
Would you dissolve in fire or would your clothes simply ignite?
A look at which major U.S. cities have the most fatal car crashes per capita.
The percentage of accidents involving alcohol varies widely by city.
It's been an eventful year for cartography.
From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.
Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?
Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.