Philadelphia

Why Did Some Streetcars Survive When Most Didn't?

Streetcars are making a comeback across the country, but in New Orleans, they never went away

The Trouble With Youth Curfews

Rules targeting youths often don't produce public safety results

Where Homeowners Are Underwater

Obama has a new plan to help owners refinance their mortgages, but some places will benefit more than others

Techies Embed in City Hall

Code for America provides fellows to cities to tackle local problems

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

Car-Sharing for Less

By operating as nonprofits, smaller shared vehicle services are expanding their reach

2011 Major League Baseball Regular Season: Attendance by Team

Philadelphia tops the regular season attendance list for the first time in franchise history

Redeveloping Former Industrial Sites Doesn't Mean Giving Up on Industry

Brownfield projects in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Toledo aim to reimagine what manufacturing means in America

Descendants of the High Line

Four urban elevated railroad parks in progress

Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend?

After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race

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