A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.
One columnist believes it has.
Istanbul's religious teetotalers, newly powerful with Islamism's rise, want to separate out the sinners.
Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.
The city prohibits police and social agencies from asking about immigration status and offers classes in Spanish. Will it work?
As a candidate, Obama promised to bring this transformative program to 20 cities around the country. That didn't pan out, but is the president to blame?
Also, zombies are banished in Siberia and Taiwan makes it legal to buy suicide materials.
From arguments to interruptions, town hall meetings can be pretty inefficient.
Poor design and over-development have put our burgeoning urban centers at serious risk.
The stated preference of India's greatest citizen for village life may be holding his country back.
Seems unlikely since a segregated city will never be as creative as a diverse one.
Local groups are calling on officials to add the tooth-protector to public water supplies, citing poor dental health in kids.
The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus.
Urban comebacks like the District of Columbia's can come at a price. This past week showed how sore a subject this still is.
A new exhibit at Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Center explores the most infamous of Games.
Philadelphia voters are in uncharted territory as the state fights over restrictive new ID legislation.
A new NYPD system allows police to quickly collect data from cameras, crime reports, and 911 calls. What's the impact on our privacy?
Also, a British city forbids its own employees from watching the Olympics and a Tennessee burg attacks noisy street preaching.
Constructing the necessary "religious infrastructure" takes much more effort in existing dense neighborhoods.