New York in 1776, Charleston in 1780, Baltimore in 1801.
The system attracted commercial developers but may have displaced residential ones.
Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.
The geography of where rising sea levels will likely cost us the most.
An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.
Life expectancy can vary as much as 25 years within some cities. And our current solutions are barely having an impact.
You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.
North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.
19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.
Traditionally, researchers have focused on race, class, and gender to explain mental anguish. A new study suggests they've ignored an key factor.
Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.
How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.
Research shows the bastardized Chinese dish "yakamein" has all the nutrients you need to overcome a night of hard drinking.
The mayor on why his city is now a magnet for traditional businesses and startups alike.
New Orleans was once a great city to get away from business. How it became a great place to start one.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.
Let's settle this age-old question right here and now.
Heat maps from Square highlight how concentrated the benefits from the big game really are.