Washington, DC

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Flickr/Luis Tamayo

The Bike Share Station Sponsorship Dance

As developers look to latch on to the popularity of bike sharing, winners and losers emerge

Andrew R. Palewski

The Trouble With Church Preservation

When a religious group wants to sell off its house of worship but historians want to save it, who should decide? 

Flickr/barb.howe

Why Preservationists Must Be Picky

If we try to save everything, we risk losing our credibility

Reuters

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

Dupont Underground

A New Vision for D.C.'s Abandoned Streetcar Tunnels

Plans are once again underway to bring Dupont Circle's tunnels back to life—but will the neighborhood get behind it?

Flickr/K_Gradinger

America's Best Clean Water Cities

Philadelphia has the nation's best practices according to a new report from the NRDC

Reuters

So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

Reuters

The Anxiety of the Forever Renter

We know that homeownership is no longer the panacea it once was. But what if you still want it anyway?

Reuters

Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

Martin Prosperity Institute

Where the Twitterati Live

Why the world's most popular tweeters are clustered in a handful of American cities—and Brazil

Flickr user: stannate

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Flickr/CarbonNYC

Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

10 Addictive Urban Web Cams

Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country

Reuters

The Best U.S. States for Working Women

Geography makes a clear difference in how much women earn in the workforce

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

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The Best and Worst of the World's Central Plazas and Squares

A pair of slideshows illuminating what makes a public gathering space work and what doesn't

Flickr/Mrs Gemstone

Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At

A new tool makes it clear just how car-dependent Americans still are

Flickr/Governor Martin O'Malley

Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future