Nationally, only 10 percent of grade school kids attend private schools, but in some neighborhoods, it's the majority of children.
The problem isn't geography, demographics, or money—it's federal will.
Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.
The state is as likely a place as any to see the future of rail unfold.
Elite institutions have remained that way for more than 100 years for a reason.
Here are a few ways to make sure they don't.
The world’s mayors are running the biggest and most important cities in all of human history. They need to have a forum.
A look at the aging symbols of Greece's pre-crisis spending.
Scientists say fracking is part of why Oklahoma now rivals California in quake activity.
Nevada's nuclear-bomb testing spawned a spectator culture tinged with both profound fear and Sin City delight.
It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.
Well-designed, simple signs can solve real problems for gender-nonconforming people while diffusing political noise.
For a century and a half, The New York Times has been earnestly—and hilariously—defining the evolving language of cities.
Conservatives want to power-wash the city of its intrinsic character—which includes pot shops and sex shows, but also a uniquely Dutch balance.
After a weekend ban, 400,00 residents can safely turn their faucets back on. But the Great Lakes as a water source are still in bad shape.
Locals say one-size-fits-all regulation won't work across the diverse, resource-rich state.
The most dramatic increases were not in the usual places.
A Massachusetts city is denied FEMA assistance after being blindsided by a twister that did major damage—but not quite enough.
New data shows that seed-to-sale tracking and other tight controls have made the state's legal-weed transition a success.