It took the city’s office of historic preservation more than 15 years to make, covers 127,000 buildings, and it’s still not quite finished.
Other major cities aren’t much better.
A creative placemaking project in Washington, D.C., puts residents’ faces front and center.
Moving from L.A. to D.C. taught me a lot about losing and rebuilding my identity.
The iconic sausage is a delicious constant in a city in flux.
It’s not just because they’re old.
From the concrete vaults of Harry Weese’s Metro to Gordon Bunshaft’s doughnut-shaped Hirshhorn Museum, there’s no lack of heroic architecture to see in the nation’s capital.
The Orbital ATK rocket is carrying supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.
The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture is at once triumphant and crushing.
A CityLab analysis finds that some charter schools disproportionately suspend and expel students, especially in black neighborhoods.
This proposed monument would have rising seas slowly drown D.C.’s famous cherry trees.
A walk with Robert Williams, who sells the Street Sense paper made by and for the homeless in Washington, D.C.
Over the next decade, the city’s demographics will change dramatically, and housing policy will largely determine who gets to stay.
Tired of steep electricity bills, one couple stopped power to their home in Washington, D.C., and made a drastic change.
As Washington, D.C., fills up with a new professional class that’s affluent and mostly white, historically African-American congregations are struggling to stay relevant.
Even in a city with some of the best health-insurance coverage rates and a glut of medical facilities, residents just a few miles apart are projected to have vastly different lifespans.
Washington, D.C., has embarked on an aggressive clean-energy plan, but a big challenge will be making sure it doesn't worsen existing inequalities.
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, it’s nearly impossible for a poor child to find something to read in the summer.