Washington, DC

Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.

Why Don't Real Estate Developers Just Ask Us What We Want?

One Washington builder asked neighbors what kind of store should fill an empty building. Is this the future of urban development?

Wish Your Neighborhood Had a Diner? Buy This One on eBay

A D.C.-based entrepreneur imported his own diner in 2009, but now he's looking to sell.

Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

The Resurrection of the Corner Store

Can clever zoning bring neighborhood stores back?

The High Cost of a Homelessness Surge

With shelter space scarce, this winter has seen U.S. cities shelling out big bucks to house families in motels.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

HUD's New Sustainability Tool

A new website offers communities practical advice on energy efficiency, transportation alternatives and more.

Map of the Day: Where the Government Workers Are

Besides D.C., which states boast the most federal employees?

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

D.C. Looks to the Past to Fix Its Zoning Code

After a four-year rewrite process, the District of Columbia's proposed new zoning harkens back to before the 1950s.

Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.

What's the Story Behind That Gun-Violence Super Bowl Ad?

America's mayors have joined up to battle criminal-gun trafficking... and to make entertaining football commercials, apparently.

Postcard From Washington, D.C.

Occupy protesters defy calls to leave and other news.

The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

Why Chinatown Buses Are Still So Popular

Given other curbside alternatives, why do many intercity travelers remain loyal to the Chinatown service?