Washington, DC

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.

America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

How Well Will 'Google Now' Get You Around? So Far, Not Very

Here's hoping we can avoid a future in which you need to consult three apps to get out the door.

Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

Cracking Down on Yoga in the Park

Lawmakers in D.C. want a cut from instructors hosting fitness classes in public parks.

Of Discrimination, Housing and Board Games

"You are picked up for ‘loitering’ and taken directly to the police station for interrogation. Go back three spaces."

A Brief History of Air-Conditioning on the New York Subway

The city has tried to provide a cool summer ride since 1905, with varying degrees of success.

Buttermilk Vans, Icemen, and Lots of Hats: Washington Circa 1936

An old WPA video shows the capital bustling through the Great Depression.