A once-obscure program that provides permanent resident status in exchange for foreign investment in troubled places is starting to pay dividends in some U.S. cities.
Alastair Bonnett on the intersection of place, identity, and imagination.
An interactive website offers real-time context for the escalating conflict.
An infectious-disease physician hangs up his lab coat to bring HIV screening to Manhattan’s gay nightlife.
The "poor door" controversy on Manhattan's Upper West Side is only the most outlandish example of New York's uphill battle on affordable housing.
An astronaut aboard the ISS takes a photograph capturing the violence raging on one part of Earth.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has dispatched 1,000 troops to help address the child-migrant crisis at the border. But will they interfere with systems already in place?
Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.
There are 1.8 million people in Gaza. What would that look like in your city?
English has become the lingua franca of Europe. And politicians who can't speak it well are getting roundly mocked by their own citizens.
The Black Death is back. In China. Right now.
An exotic new aquarium under construction in Brazil is a lightning rod on two continents—and the latest test of the theory that where weird designs go, new cities follow.
The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory.
A government repository reveals a global industry of plant and animal trafficking.
A huge flashing sign from a shuttered record store in Toronto gets a new home after a lengthy preservation battle.
A new survey shows how much food influences the vibrance of urban centers.
A Walmart and a Chick-fil-A could replace some of the last remaining pine rocklands in the world.
Grosse Pointe Park has put up a massive barn at its city limits—and its not the first structure that blocks a route through the border.
Teff, fonio, and amaranth may be the supergrains of the future.