Even 47 years ago, American architects saw the perils of sprawl and car-oriented development.
A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.
Melanie Hammet wants to turn obscure zoning ordinances into the universal language of song.
Starbucks has said it's stopping the use of bug-based red dye. Why? Making the stuff looks like so much fun!
The city's famous marketing success highlights its primary appeal.
Walters stole nearly $50 million from the District of Columbia, but Crundwell allegedly ganked more than half that amount in a town with a budget of only $8 million.
Right now, the National Mall resembles nothing so much as an empty high school football field. But it could be much, much better.
U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.
Just outside Washington, D.C., our small nonprofit collects extra food to help hungry neighbors.
The District of Columbia attracts millions of visitors every year, but they don't often venture far beyond the National Mall.
As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.
If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.
20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.
They aren't going away, but we can at least limit their harm.
A university in Washington, D.C., is developing a model for how urban spaces can better serve the deaf or hard of hearing.
Hundreds of U.S. cities still rely on antiquated systems that spew sewage during floods. Here's how one company is trying to change that.
There haven't been any recorded homicides in the affluent Virginia county since 2009.
Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.
One Washington builder asked neighbors what kind of store should fill an empty building. Is this the future of urban development?