Some whimsical responses to a serious question.
Also, a tony California beach town shoos away smelly persons from its libraries, and the Olympics outlaws everything.
Ramiro Gomez plants cardboard cutouts of domestic service employees in wealthy neighborhoods.
Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.
Can a city successfully gentrify its bus system? Does it want to?
What they may stop riding are commercial airlines, research suggests.
The cartographers over at Floating Sheep track tweets on both topics.
Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.
A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.
Congress had an opportunity to bring America into the 21st century. Instead it chose to pass a bill that will do little to improve access to public transportation.
Why where we live determines how we date.
Police typically identify gang territories by tracking crime, graffiti and other clues. But a simple ecological equation might do the job even better.
Also, Los Angeles-area officials believe that "money makes the monkey dance," and a Georgia mayor struggles to get somebody to pay for his lawsuit.
Researchers in Los Angeles try out a more granular approach to temperature change estimates.
Why Prudential thought it could save America's downtowns through its own decentralization.
Travel writer Taras Grescoe on the joys of public transportation.
Or, how Americans learned to legislate our NIMBY impulses.
Beautiful social housing in Los Angeles is trying to change the lives of its residents and the way communities feel about them.
Also banned recently: Porch sofas in Durham, North Carolina; public profanity near Boston; a British man who drinks mouthwash.