Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?
The city has one of the highest rates in the country, and efforts to cut smokers out just aren't working.
Trends in gun ownership, attitudes and violence have shifted notably over the past few decades.
The worst drought in half a century has brought water levels close to historic lows.
Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Americans can no longer pretend that shooting deaths are a problem relegated to the inner city.
In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, Japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.
A New England town with a touch of the Gold Coast.
What we can say for sure based on recent data.
Soaring fuel costs, recession cutbacks, and high road taxes mean many are leaving their cars at home.
A proposed zoning revision threatens to outlaw Formstone, ubiquitous on Baltimore's row house façades. Will anyone care?
A star-studded panel discussion highlights just how much uncertainty faces the storm-damaged city.
New York and Washington are easing their restrictions.
The "Loud Bicycle" prototype can blast careless drivers with a 30-second trumpet that's as loud as a rock concert.
New York sets its sights on extending the benefits of the city's burgeoning start-up ecosystem.
The world's most famous museum has opened a relatively modest satellite campus in a former industrial town.
Jonas Eliasson of Stockholm explains, with great clarity, why congestion pricing clears rush-hour roads.
This one should have been invented a while ago.
The Russian resort town gears up for next year's Winter Games.