Rising cigarette sales used to be a sign that poor countries were growing. Now declining rates seem to be the marker of prosperity.
This new chart from the World Bank charts the uneven relationship between urbanization and GDP in Africa.
A low-income community in Boston taps homegrown business leaders for a brighter future.
A new study gauges the relative contribution of U.S. metros to population, innovation, and economic growth.
Compare every corner of Connecticut, from 1934 to today.
The $8,830 tipple is apparently the world's oldest cocktail, too.
The principal at WorkAC expands on his unique vision for urban living.
The island of Hong Kong is overrun with tourists. What, if anything, should a city do when it becomes too popular?
Museum design isn't all about light and air. Security is important too.
This body heat-sensing spotlight is great if you're egotistical, terrible if you have a hangover.
Is there a more retro feature of American electoral politics, and why hasn't it died out yet?
An artist uses special effects to make dangerous public areas appear like bustling marketplaces.
Take a street view tour of some of the company's data centers.
These beloved but antiquated locomotives are disappearing from western China.
Would you ride some of these?
The big concerns are much the same as in America: inequality, problems with the government, and the rising price of goods.
By endorsing smaller and smaller living spaces, are we creating a world in which only the very wealthy can live in anything more than sardine-can habitats?
A city block offered an unusual landscape and a soft place to rest.
Probably not, but as a recent case in Chicago shows, it might not be too helpful either.