Of course, Detroit versus Chinese metros isn’t exactly apples to apples. But there are some striking parallels.
The frontier of online retail keeps getting weirder.
There are Mercedes and Audis, along with bookstores, restaurants and well-swept but mostly empty streets.
Why we pretend the next storm won't happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.
It may be time to revisit the Buy America provision in U.S. transportation funding.
Pittsburgh has Carnegie Mellon. In Cleveland, there's Case Western Reserve. What if there had been, say, a Henry Ford University in Detroit?
How Nashville's music industry really lives up to the hype.
You can't blame Danny Kedem, a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign veteran, for not going down with the ship.
A 141 square-mile island vanished from Google Maps, and the company has yet to restore it. What do glitches mean for little-known places?
Just not always for the better: "I've deliberately designed maps that are deliberately horrible to look at, and succeeded."
Could better software change how police departments find fugitives?
The Elephant Butte Reservoir is at its lowest level in four decades, which is not good news for El Paso residents who rely on it for water.
The French capital plans to form a huge new urban authority, with roughly three times its current population and four times the land.
A round-up of the best stories on urbanism we've come across in the last 7 days.
On this Japanese island, you no longer have to ask strangers to take your group photos.
But will it be enough to quell demands that he step down?
You can vote from among a fresh batch of 25 new ideas.
Martin Adolfsson photographs upper-class subdivisions around the world without permission.
If Alice Austen weren't a real person, some novelist might have had to invent her.