Washington, DC

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

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

Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At

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

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

Why Suburbs Near Cities Weather Recessions Better

Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable

2011's Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Who comes out on top in our updated ranking for candy seekers?

The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

It's the Parking, Stupid: One Transportation Consultant's Tough Love Approach

To ease cities' car addiction, Jeffrey Tumlin says we've got to charge drivers more to park

What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations

D.C. has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, but that doesn't mean its workers are making more

Is Gentrification Always Bad for Revitalizing Neighborhoods?

If done right, cities can preserve their character while bringing in new business

Don't Tweet: In D.C., a New War on Public Safety Information

Citing safety concerns, the city opts to filter which public safety incidents citizens get to hear about

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

Streetcar Serenity

If light rail and streetcar systems are 'too quiet,' it would be an awfully nice problem to have

14 U.S. Infrastructure Projects Get Federal Fast-Tracking

Permitting and environmental review will be expedited, pushing for final approval within 18 months

The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment

Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces for 2011

30 examples of great places in American cities from the American Planning Association

Why I Love My City: Mera Rubell on Miami

The art collector discusses why she's so passionate about Miami, and which city is the best place to live for artists

The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall