Washington, DC

The Challenge of Managing Diversity

Lessons I learned from two communities on opposite sides of the world

Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

The D.C. metro models how the region would change if there were no subways or buses

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

The Building Code Violation Behind Occupy D.C.'s Sunday Standoff

Protesters were arrested after refusing to come down from the roof of a barnlike structure that had no foundation

The Washington That Never Was

A new exhibit explores the history of failed building proposals in the nation's capital

Bike Helmet Sharing Without the Cooties

How bike share programs can provide clean helmets for everyone 

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

The Bike Share Station Sponsorship Dance

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

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? 

Why Preservationists Must Be Picky

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

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

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?

America's Best Clean Water Cities

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

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

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?

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

Where the Twitterati Live

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

America's Best New Parks

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