Washington, DC

Class-Divided Cities: Washington, D.C. Edition

The fourth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

Here's What the World's Largest Collection of Soon-To-Be-Recycled Shoes Looks Like

It took 25 magazine employees five hours to lay out the 16,407 used tennies.

Apparently, Most Cities Aren't Getting Any More 'Literate'

It's the District's third year atop Central Connecticut State's literacy rankings.

The Church as Street Mural

In Washington, D.C., an abandoned church is transformed into an art installation.

Do D.C. Residents Pay More Taxes Than Their Neighbors?

Middle class families don't, but low-income people might be better off in the suburbs.

The White House Has a Powerful New Advocate for Healthy Living

Sally Jewell, Obama's pick for Secretary of Interior, is a former CEO of REI.

Do Big City Drivers Actually Have It Worse?

The latest look at how much time American commuters spend in traffic, and the methodology problems that come along with it.

America's Biggest Landlord Would Be Much Greener If It Followed Its Own Rules

The federal government controls an enormous amount of land. Here are some ways for them to use the space responsibility.

Wikipedia Nearby Is Basically a List of Interesting Things Near You

The fruits of Wikimedia's new GeoData extension.

Congestion Pricing's Enduring Public Perception Problem

The need for better awareness about traffic strategies is quite clear.

Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: 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.

One of the Worst Mass Transit Commute Horror Stories You Will Ever Read

Riders on Washington, D.C.'s Green Line endured hours of chaos and panic Wednesday night.

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.

This Is How You Respond to Bigoted Bus Ads

An ad campaign targeting transit in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington corrects a few misinterpretations of the word "Jihad."

The Separation of Church and Parking

Downtown San Francisco is the latest flashpoint in an ongoing debate over whether cities can still afford to not charge for parking on Sundays.

Tree-Climbing Obama Heckler Exiled From D.C.

Also, politicians in Naples are sick of you assuming they're all criminals, and the U.K. suspends the coolest teacher ever.

A Striking Pattern to D.C.'s Metrorail Ridership on Inauguration Day

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of people stand still at the exact same time.

A Map for All Possible Routes

How to get where you're going by foot, by car, by transit and bike, all on one map.

Inauguration 2013: A Ballet of Logistics

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of visitors stream through downtown Washington.