Washington, DC

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

The Devastating Impact of 30 Years of Sprawl, As Seen From Space

The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.

6 More U.S. Counties Are Now Majority-Minority

Welcome to your demographic future, Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit

An early wave of New York City companies is willing to foot the bill for workers who plan to commute with Citi Bike.

The Point of Crowdfunded Real Estate Isn't To Make Everyone Rich

A young idea gets a little bit older – and gets some critics.

The Biggest Obstacle to Cycling's Egalitarian Aspirations? Distance

Biking as a class issue isn't going away; on the contrary, it's just beginning.

Why We Shouldn't Rely on Smart Growth Incentives to Fix Sprawl

When it comes to development, local desires often render state smart growth incentives insufficient.

A Charming Look Back at the Opening of the 91-Year-Old Lincoln Memorial

"This memorial is less for Abraham Lincoln than for those of us today and for those who follow after."

Why You May Not Be Seeing Many 17-Year Brood II Cicadas

Where's the dang swarm, already?

Flags for the Fallen

The country prepares for Memorial Day.

The Case for Caution When It Comes to Building Streetcars

There are several reasons to be excited about streetcars — and several others to be skeptical.

Bike-Share May Not Take Many Cars Off the Road, But That's OK

Results from the latest Capital Bikeshare member survey in Washington, D.C.

One Climate Change Era Growth Industry: Giant Sewer Balloons

In a race to meet EPA guidelines, U.S. cities have installed dozens of these devices over the past decade.

17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.

How the Highway Killed Washington's Waterfront

And how the city plans to bring it back to life.

D.C.'s Elegant Metro Map Suffers From Growing Pains

WMATA's new design proposals foretell a busier, uglier future.

Where the Cicadas Are Now Emerging

People have seen bugs belonging to Brood II, aka the mega-prolific 17-year cicada, from Georgia up to New York.

Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Road Testing the Newest Wave in Taxi Hailing Apps

Uber Taxi vs. TaxiMe vs. myTaxi, a head-to-head match-up.