Dustin Cable

A Strangely Beautiful Map of Race in America

A story told in dots.

Mark Byrnes

Baseball's Oddest Season

A look back at the peculiar personalities of the short-lived 1890 Players' League.


Why Cities Should Be Leading the Push for Immigration Reform

New research suggests that immigrants could boost housing values in precisely the shrinking cities that need it.


The Giant Rubber Ducky Is Migrating to Pittsburgh

The huge, globe-trotting waterfowl will make its American debut in September.


Is China Not Urbanizing Fast Enough?: The Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we' ve come across in the past seven days.


Where Working Households Are Struggling the Most to Pay Their Rent

More than a quarter of America's working renter households now spend a majority of their income on rent.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Videos That'll Make You Kind of Love the City

The baseball team ditched CGI ship fights for streetscapes and signature Pittsburgh imagery.


The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

Why Are There Still So Many Train Stations Named Penn Station?

The Pennsylvania Railroad isn't coming through that tunnel — so how come we keep going through its doors?

Associated Press

2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.


It's Not Just Overflow—Everyday Leaks From Sewer Systems Lead to Alarming Amounts of Sewage in Our Waterways

And you probably can't even smell it.


The Geometry of Transit-Friendly Neighborhoods

We've got a "typology radar graph" for that.

The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams' Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy

During the lockout, some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and complexes.

Dan Linden/CutMaps

Gift of the Day: A Wall-Mounted Street Grid

More gifts for the urbanist in your life.

Flickr/IDV Solutions

The Geography of Drunk Driving

The percentage of accidents involving alcohol varies widely by city.

Dennis Marsico

Behold, the (Highly Desirable) Frankenstein of Green Building

A design firm stitched together 7 distinct buildings of different eras and styles, creating a mixed-use complex in the heart of Pittsburgh.

Tom Grundy/Shutterstock

Real-Life George Costanza Caused the Bomb Scare at Pittsburgh's Airport

The unnamed cleaning contractor had built a secret napping nest inside an airport bathroom.


People Live and Work in Downtown Pittsburgh. How Can the City Get Them to Shop There?

Rather than trying to lure major retailers onto certain sites, the city is creating places Pittsburghers want to go and hoping business will follow.

Courtesy of HUD

How HUD Took Bottom-Up Planning to a Whole New Level

The agency has an impressive record of supporting smarter community planning.