The Massachusetts region has four times the suicide rate of the rest of the state. Would a privately run system help or hurt?
In response to a wave of ADA-related complaints about Uber and similar companies, a new ruling could raise the accountability bar for ride-hailing services.
Longtime holdout New Orleans just banned smoking in bars. But there are better measurements of what most major cities are doing to clear the air.
The agency hopes a new satellite office will strengthen its relationship with the tech industry.
In 1970, cities epitomized everything that was wrong with the planet. That's changed, partly because of Earth Day.
That goal is part of the mayor's forthcoming "One New York" equity initiative.
"It may be crazy to swim in the canal," says Christopher Swain. "But what's crazier is that the Gowanus Canal is so messed up."
Dead fish are choking Rio's waterways, and the government doesn't seem to be doing much about it.
Tiered water rate structures promote conservation and keep prices down for low-income families, but a new ruling calls them into question.
The "Berlin Wall" is not being built on your farmland, for one.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
A group of architects, engineers, and venture capitalists are pushing for it. There are obvious problems—and a not-so-obvious benefit.
Specialized support for young black men in schools is necessary, but young black women face their own distinct challenges.
Thanks to some sweeping government action, umlauts have returned to highway signs for this Minnesota town.
Don't mess with their roads.
The sexually transmitted infection is easy to treat but can be difficult to detect.
A Kansas City artist wants to swap out a famous sculpture for a run-down home at the city's major museum.
A playful way to understand a complicated problem.
Browse the world's passports by color, country, and most crucially, how many countries citizens can travel to without a visa.