A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
This "super cell" looked more like a nuclear test than bad weather.
The past weeks have seen the largest number of Americans taking to the streets since the Occupy and Iraq War protests. But what really sets these ongoing actions apart is that they are in so many cities—and spread out across them.
Denver's Urban Land Conservancy aims to put transit-oriented development to work for the greater good.
Pretty bad, according to a report from the Justice Department.
From 24-hour, ATM-style vestibules to library cards that double as subway fares.
William Powers, author of New Slow City, rebels against America's obsession with stuff, long work hours, and quick fixes.
The 'Breathe Project' lets residents watch neighborhood pollution levels change by the minute.
A collection of newly digitized ordinances from the 17th-century settlement that would become New York City reveals a riotous city full of crime, trash, and “insolent practices with sad accidents of bodily injury.”
A new Manhattan development is geared towards rich, "creative" people who want all the glamor of the wretched 19th century, but also really nice hardwood floors.
A new study reveals race plays a surprisingly major role in the number of deaths that income inequality contributes to.
Remnants of a final wave of federal land grants, hundreds of 1950s "jackrabbit homesteads" still haunt a distant corner of the Mojave desert.
Damon Davis has long created dynamic works that have helped his divided hometown of St. Louis communicate. In the wake of the Michael Brown case, he's been called to make art that is itself a form of protest.
A giant Bass Pro Shops outlet is set to move into the infamous landmark. But the city could be on the hook for millions if the deal falls apart.
300 million rural Chinese are projected to move into cities by 2050. So why is the government pushing artists to celebrate its old ways?
The somber form of civil disobedience has distinctly American roots.
Two years after hosting the Olympics, London is putting down more cash to build an arts and education facility on the former site. Will the city's poorest residents benefit this time?
Of $735 million in damages collected between 2006 and 2011, officers paid less than .02 percent.
Millennials aren't saving money because they aren't making money.