At least that's the popular attitude. But the truth is much more complicated.
How a city of 97,000 became a must-visit location on the newly established anti-Muslim protest circuit.
The country has long been a model for flashy, absurd infrastructure, but austerity is finally slowing it down.
Kids who live near busy roads are more likely to develop asthma.
Special-effects wizards used Antoni Gaudì's sketches to psychedelically animate the La Sagrada Familia.
Finding a common linguistic ground in a city of 20 million and 500 languages.
A roundup of the latest crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments perpetrated by our esteemed municipal leaders.
Be OPEN reminds us that public art doesn't have to be visual.
What's at stake if Congress cuts the historic preservation tax incentive.
In Israel, Orthodox Jews prep for the Day of Atonement.
Boosters promise a city poised to become the next start-up hub. But driving around the downtown's empty streets, I'm not so sure I see a rosy future.
A Philadelphia local transformed a lot into a park on his own dime. But the city says the conversion was illegal, and is threatening to sue.
A new website offers tours and information on Washington's urbanism.
The city's new Vision Louisville initiative hopes to inspire proposals from the public.
New research suggests who you see may subtly affect your life expectancy.
Mexicans have made a productive home for themselves in a city largely known for its shrinking population. So why are they being deported?
Educated professionals are anchoring a new kind of voting coalition.
The District of Columbia is trying to bring high-speed internet to more of its residents. But it's much more complicated than anyone imagined.
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