The 11th century, Islamic Golden Age of science, medicine, math, and partying.
Lessons from one of the world models for vibrant urban living.
Lessons in celebrity location theory.
So far there are only three of them in the U.S. The rest of us are still working on it.
The mural celebrating printmaker Dox Thrash is now a big, ugly square of paint.
It has become a Beantown tradition.
A fresh look at the most expensive cities from the Center for Housing Policy and the Center for Neighborhood Technology.
When your parties require special legislation, you know you're doing something right.
New York's 'McJobs' workers go on strike for the first time.
The rare and stunning fusion of steam and waves could pull thrill-seekers to the island.
The walkable, bikable suburb of the "future" looks an awful lot like the smart growth ideas of today.
A home the grows upward, not out.
Also in This Week in Bans: a lonesome howl is heard as Germany outlaws bestiality, Cambridge University orders its students to stop throwing flour at each other.
A pre- and post-storm review, released by NYU's Rudin Center, has a few recommendations but mostly praise.
Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.
You may be living in one yourself in the near future.
Researchers looking into New York City's flu rates think they may be able to predict local pandemics seven weeks before they happen.
Plastic bag and Styrofoam bans may seem like small potatoes. But local legislation often inspires bigger fixes.
Has this happened before? Ever?