In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, Japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.
A star-studded panel discussion highlights just how much uncertainty faces the storm-damaged city.
Pollution and illegal dumping have destroyed area farms, creating a kind of anti-locavore movement.
Also, Albuquerque is left vulnerable after outlawing barbed wire and a British ice cream-truck driver who rocked too hard is shut down.
A little extra spending on delivering meals can dramatically increase the number of seniors who live independently.
Demographer Gary Gates explains how the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions could impact cities.
Urban India is not known for its orderliness. But Bish Sanyal says there's reason to be hopeful.
Judith Rodin will help design a "climate-conscious overhaul" of New York's infrastructure before the next storm rolls in.
Declaring public space smoke-free is becoming exponentially more common. Enforcing it is not.
A new interactive tool allows you to decide how many Israeli settlers to annex and what constitutes a viable Palestinian state.
One more sign it's time to rethink our planning for natural disasters.
The equation is simple: Build stuff and employ more public workers.
Long a political poison, lawmakers are bringing fuel charges back to the bargaining table.
Starting in 2013, Paris will shut off all neon lights between 1 and 7 a.m. Will it kill the city's famous nightlife?
Gay marriage became legal in Washington today. And some couples weren't wasting any time.
Also, an Indian town tries to prevent adultery by taking away women's phones and Washington, D.C., stops being so uptight about booze.
Districts that stopped forcing schools to mix students by race have seen a gradual but significant -return of racial isolation, especially at the elementary level.
Seriously, how did it take this long?
As a white jazz musician in a segregated country, he fought for his black bassist.