Houston

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Could Building Thousands of Parks Fix the Real Estate Market?

A new initiative seeks to revive empty commercial land as public space

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

The Catch-22 of Red-Light Cameras

To pay camera contractors, cities have an incentive to encourage drivers to run red lights and pay big fines

A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows

Chicago Tops List of 'Mustache-Friendly' Cities

What makes a city friendly to mustaches? A new 'white paper' explores this pressing issue

Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours

The War on Red-Light Cameras

Houston and L.A. recently turned theirs off. Will others join them?

Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?

Dallas + Austin + Houston + San Antonio = 'Texas Miracle'

The Lone Star State’s only jobs advantage: 4 fast-growing metros