The thing is, we can all imagine a tragedy like the one in New York this week happening to us.
Rather than trying to lure major retailers onto certain sites, the city is creating places Pittsburghers want to go and hoping business will follow.
These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.
Hot temperatures and droughts are pushing people into cities, often with disastrous consequences.
Also, an Indian town tries to prevent adultery by taking away women's phones and Washington, D.C., stops being so uptight about booze.
The trickiest reuse challenge yet.
Districts that stopped forcing schools to mix students by race have seen a gradual but significant -return of racial isolation, especially at the elementary level.
NASA has unveiled the most detailed nocturnal image of Earth to date, and it's a stunner.
Seriously, how did it take this long?
As a white jazz musician in a segregated country, he fought for his black bassist.
Talk about an impressive retrofit.
Seriously. According to a new study, the filters keep parasites out of nests.
What began as a competition entry is now a two-family home in Northeast Washington.
Take a tour through savory alleys and delicious plazas from a gingerbread man's perspective.
The extent of the campaign is shocking.
Mikael Colville-Andersen makes the cases for designing cities with people in mind.
Highways and bridges need trillions in upgrades. And more and more, it's local governments that are bearing the costs.
The agency has an impressive record of supporting smarter community planning.
The geography of modern "john" shaming.