The "poor door" controversy on Manhattan's Upper West Side is only the most outlandish example of New York's uphill battle on affordable housing.
Industrial pollution reached the South Pole long before the first explorers arrived there in 1911.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
As WMATA's newest rail line debuts, a look back at videos from the early days of Washington's transit system.
An astronaut aboard the ISS takes a photograph capturing the violence raging on one part of Earth.
The Armored Avenger is moving to the Bay Area in an upcoming comic series, but he could do more for the people of Northeast Ohio.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has dispatched 1,000 troops to help address the child-migrant crisis at the border. But will they interfere with systems already in place?
People have all kinds of reasons to use proxies for the place they're "really" from. So have an open mind.
Temperatures inside trains have climbed above government guidelines for safely transporting livestock. But narrow tunnels leave few options for modern climate control.
Updated design, safety protocols, and job training will help U.S. plants prepare. But improvements are "ongoing" and hard to quantify.
Observation wheels are reaching the point of ubiquity in tourist capitals. Is this trend ever going to slow down?
The warmer conditions cities create make plant-eating pests thrive.
Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.
Here comes Charlanta the Gargantua.
A new study finds that African Americans are dramatically more likely to transition back to renter status than whites.
Celebrating one of the world's most famous skyscrapers on the day an equally famous artist filmed it. For a long, long time.
The results of a three-month study on the economic and social effects of the Colombian city's iconic intervention.
Wearable satellite images of Paris, London, and New York.
A novel approach to the search for intelligent (or not so intelligent) beings.