The left-leaning city council may have lost legislative power, but it is regaining its influence as the sole chink in Britain’s official policy of Olympic boosterism.
No, it doesn't cause water shortage. But sprawl can exacerbate some of its impacts, in at least two ways.
Also, Atlanta outlaws smoking in public parks and a Massachusetts town stops feeding the bears (after one licks a human).
Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.
Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.
Why the Dark Knight's relationship to his city is unlike that of any other superhero.
Water conservation tips from ancient cities.
A city agency is giving local kids paint and skateboards in the hopes of helping them make their neighborhoods better.
Voters in Troy, Michigan, still seem annoyed at their leader's refusal to accept federal funding.
Also, might irradiated zucchini plants alleviate global warming?
Rules meant to protect sponsors prevent architects from winning awards for their Olympic facilities.
A new state-by-state analysis shows just how transportation dollars are spent.
Hundreds of "peace tents" will be illuminated to commemorate the ancient Olympic Truce.
In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.
Tour a secret cave that once housed Chinese military leader Lin Biao.
Newly released panoramics of the world's most remote outposts.
A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.
Photographs of the phantom City Hall station capture transit charm of yore.
China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?