Washington, DC

Obama vs. Romney: Who Has the Better Graffiti?

Predicting the outcome of the 2012 election with a highly scientific analysis of wall doodles.

This House Consumes Less Net Energy Than Your Little Urban Studio

Meet the federal government's four-bed, three-bath, two-car garage, 2,700-square foot suburban net-zero home.

This Is What a City Guide Should Look Like

A new website offers tours and information on Washington's urbanism.

Is Broadband for All Even Possible?

The District of Columbia is trying to bring high-speed internet to more of its residents. But it's much more complicated than anyone imagined.

You May Never Have to Circle the Block Looking for a Spot Again

With SpotHero, you can reserve a space in advance online.

Where High-Growth Company Founders Start Out and Where They End Up

The flow of entrepreneurial talent and which metros are "producing," "exporting," "importing," and "consuming" it.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

How Sports Teams Are Making Cities Greener

Leagues are taking an impressive range of innovative and cost-effective steps toward sustainability.

We Remember: September 11, Eleven Years Later

Private moments at public gatherings in New York and Washington.

The Next Major Real Estate Cycle: Walkable Urbanism?

How shifting demand could pull real estate developers (in cities and the suburbs) in a new direction over the next generation.

Lessons From the Nation's Biggest Architectural Toy Collection

A 20th century American childhood, all in one room.

Map of the Day: D.C. Internet on the Internet

Turns out the White House has one of the slower download speeds in the city.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

Need ideas for how to better your neighborhood? We've got 'em right here.

Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Pee on Trees

An investigation of how canine urine contributes to urban plant death.

Can D.C. Lead the Way to a 21st Century Waterfront?

In Washington, designers are planning a revamp that returns the city to the water's edge.

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?

Is a VMT Tax a Good Idea?

San Francisco is the latest city to consider a vehicle-miles traveled fee system.