The study of "latrinalia" reveals deep connections between environment, social mores, and why dudes draw penises while women tend to scribble romantic poetry in public potties.
Naheed Nenshi talks urban development, affordable housing, and how national governments fail cities.
Matt Petersen is L.A.'s first chief sustainability officer, charged with drafting an ambitious plan for a city grappling with drought.
A white South African artist's re-creation of a colonialist tradition exhibiting "exotic" people is drawing ire across Europe.
This man uploaded one photo every day. The results are startling.
The famous landmark has been a protest-art site for decades. Now, Praguers are divided on whether "Wall is Over."
Why young people are taking to the streets just to smooch in public.
Today City Hall celebrates Frida, a 6-pound chihuahua mix and very good girl.
What might appear to be a bracing for a reprise of August's violence is actually a symbol of longstanding economic vulnerability.
By making it a crime to feed the homeless, cities just hide the problem—and punish both those making an immediate impact and those who have already borne the brunt of a broken system.
A state-owned gaming facility in Aachen got rid of its two paintings by the Pop Art icon to partly fund a new casino. Could this set a dangerous precedent for publicly owned art?
The revamped H Street corridor in Northeast D.C. has become a profitable place for African Americans to open bars. But they face more hurdles to getting a business running than the area's mostly white newcomers.
After seven weeks of protest, the rest of the Umbrella Movement is divided on what to do next.
Now that more than a dozen cities and states have decriminalized marijuana, colleges are having a tough time figuring out where they stand on the issue.
The plan does not involve the EPA, but rather counts on a series of initiatives to be undertaken in partnership between the two countries.
Social media projects in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo illuminate the lives of the homeless in Brazil's biggest cities—without value judgments.
A local arts group moved into an abandoned factory. What does it mean for the surrounding neighborhood?
Long before the Interstate Highway System, the country's mishmash of independent trails officially became part of a numerical system.
The NYPD may no longer arrest people for pot possession—but the new system may be no better.