Barely half of American voters are turning out at the polls. Could free transit engage communities?
This Election Day brings another high-profile chance for District voters to have their voices ignored.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
The longest-serving mayor of Boston died at age 71 on Thursday.
Greg Stanton on bikeability, road diets, and transit's key role in economic success. (Oh, and the Super Bowl.)
Houston's Neighborhood Centers has spent years addressing this hidden problem—which will spread throughout the U.S.
Just in time for Election Day, a new analysis shows that we all even out in the end.
Bikes brought the metro fast economic growth and mobility—with challenges on the side.
The city-owned Villa Torlonia will now offer tours inside the former dictator's hideouts.
Rather than barricading themselves at home, these immigrant communities are taking action.
"Sports travel" has hit Asia in a big way, but will Western runners want to trek through Beijing's smog?
Federal contractors lured undocumented immigrants to New Orleans after Katrina with loosened labor laws. Now the city's Latinos want police and immigration agents to stop harassing them.
Whose streets? Our streets. But more than rush hour is disrupted when people take to the highways.
A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.
Minh Nguyen campaigned for environmental justice in his community after Katrina. In the years since, he and his group VAYLA have expanded their mission.
Chicago has constructed sloped barriers beneath the Kedzie Underpass to force out Lazarus Alcazar and other homeless men and women. This comic tells his story.
As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.
At the height of the 2009 swine flu epidemic, University of Michigan researchers sneezed on unsuspecting people. Here's what they learned about hysteria amid outbreaks.
A fight to keep a Barnes & Noble alive in the Bronx points to the necessity of real bookstores—and to the struggle for the borough to get one in the first place.