As this video shows, an urban space is beautiful, complex, and fragile.
Detroit is activating a specific section of the U.S. bankruptcy code that applies to municipalities.
A mysterious (and disgusting) change in the appearance of the harbor water has locals scratching their heads.
The city filed for Chapter 9 protection Thursday, the largest U.S. municipality ever to do so.
No one quite agrees on what counts as America's "Midwest," but its pattern of urbanization is one of a kind.
Kids from one of San Francisco's toughest neighborhoods find joy in the surf.
How we ruined Gruen's plan for more walkable, tight-knit American downtowns.
London's bicycle advocates say they're fed up with a city government that promotes cycling but isn't serious about safe bike infrastructure.
Istanbul is everything the Olympic committee wants -- and everything it fears. Tokyo is boring. Really, there's only one choice.
A more fine-grained look at the geographic centers of start-up investment.
In a desperately poor, dangerous part of town, Memphis Street Academy decided to ditch its metal detectors and focus on supporting students. Violence dropped by 90 percent.
Mark Aesch brings a private-sector mindset to public transportation — and so far it's working.
Aaron Dunkerton wants to aid Britain's threatened sparrows by sheltering them in the fabric of urban architecture.
In this unusual visualization, America's steady user rise is shown as a sea of swollen red discoids.
Housing models that have long been banned in American cities could help make them affordable again.
What the West Coast would look like submerged under rising seas.
On the anniversary of its opening, a look back at what Walt Disney called "Black Sunday."
Conspiracy theorists, rejoice! The Agency backed a $630,000 scientific study on controlling global climate.
The city's redevelopment strategy is starting to pay off, but some familiar tensions have followed.