Washington, DC

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?

What Pictures Can Teach Us About Walkability

Sometimes the best insights come from looking at pictures of a space.

Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens

They save lots of money - and that's just their most obvious benefit.

The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

A Moveable Chief: A Conversation With Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein

The former D.C. transportation leader reflects on taking his show on the road.

America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.

Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate

Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

After Decades of Neglect, Washington Finally Fixes Its Waterfront

A new plan will bring residents to the river's edge for shopping and hanging out

Meet the 'World's Worst Martin Luther King, Jr. Statue' (Hint: It's Not in D.C.)

Say what you will about the new MLK memorial in Washington. At least it doesn't look like some random guy named Hazel.

An R&D Lab for Transit Tech Tools

Arlington County's Mobility Lab experiments with high-tech ways to help people get over their transit phobias