Minneapolis

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Can Traffic Signals Ease Congestion Without Discouraging Walking?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

Fighting Congestion in Minneapolis on a Tight Budget

Minneapolis confronts bad traffic with cost-effective technology and a transit-first philosophy

2011's Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Who comes out on top in our updated ranking for candy seekers?

Privatizing Police Work

A Minnesota town hires a private security firm to handle its police work

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

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

America's 20 Most Economically Vibrant College Towns

With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school

Urban Brownfield Cleanup's Big Benefits

Redeveloping old industrial sites in cities not only reduces contamination, it also helps further smart growth