On the other side of a major U.S. arts building boom, some civic leaders still think that luring cultural centers—no matter the cost—means instant success.
The only change that's coming to the growing laundromat industry is quarters.
Is there a plan to force the gentrification of Detroit through overdue water bills? And should the United Nations take action? The Council of Canadians thinks so.
A budget deal secures the project 25 percent of cap-and-trade revenue moving forward.
In D.C., a bill that would expand the sales tax to include services like health-club memberships has drawn the ire of gym and yoga-studio owners. Here's why it's good for cities—and for consumers.
The mayor of Minneapolis talks about the challenges facing the Twin Cities and collaborative solutions for addressing them.
A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
More and more cities are adding e-cigarettes to smoke-free bans.
Opposition to the Nazi regime declined near the Autobahn faster than everywhere else.
A new international standard known as “ISO 37120” lays out 46 measures that cities on any continent can measure their performance by.
Photos from the candlelight vigil marking the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
U.S. metro areas that voted for Obama tend to have higher levels of inequality and segregation.
Inside Edmonton's pedways, you'll find a confounding mix of public, private, and semi-private space.
A package of legislation passed late last week, including "Cooper's Law," shows the city is finally getting serious about reducing traffic fatalities.
A process called "blexting" and a neighborhood-focused property auction may help fix the city's crippling property woes.
The coming wave of global urban growth will also produce a massive wave of urban death. This city in the Philippines has ideas for how to handle it.
This music of disillusion and despair is, strangely, biggest in countries with very high quality of life.
Memorial Day weekend is a bad time to drive overall.
Residents of Alaska, Utah, and Wyoming say their states—which boast the lowest levels of income inequality in the country—are great places to live.