U.S. income inequality increased 15 percent between 1979 and 2012, but the story varies across different parts of the country.
A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Don ZanFanga was especially obsessed with the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
A rash of crimes against East Asian tourists has forced the French capital to get creative.
A look at the legislation that's undermining sustainable planning across the U.S.
"Women who have the possibility to choose take taxis."
Don't be caught with your pants down by the "Pissing Tanker."
The artist built a 75-foot-long humanimal inside the soon-to-be-demolished refinery.
Development and climate change are creating the perfect conditions for widely destructive infernos.
An animation built with georeferenced records of the city's historic road network.
A new documentary looks at what happened after the city tore down 14,000 units of public housing.
Whenever Sir Richard Branson's "spaceline" is finally ready for business (soon, he says), Truth or Consequences will be the first place to notice.
Thousands of painful wrecks suggest that certain streets could use better safety measures.
The few left on New York's Metro-North line will be taken out of service this week.
Mike Simons of the Tulsa World is traveling on foot in the parts of his city that most people drive through as fast as they can.
In part, it's because the roads are less stressful for riders.
On the problem-solving power of cell phones in Central America.
From empanadas to ratatouille.
Norwegian television has come up with yet another radical concept.