They often lack the authority they need to get things done.
Moving beyond the City of Glass.
San Diego County has made it easy for its cities to convert to energy-efficient streetlights.
A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.
Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.
The KNBC team is recreating the timeline of the 1992 L.A. Riots, and you can follow along.
Portlanders are putting their elderly poultry out to pasture. We have a better idea.
The city has released over 870,000 historic images and made them available online.
A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.
There are big statues of gods and heroes almost everywhere, but Asia dominates.
A group of Tibetan earthquake victims in China say they're being threaten with removal to make way for an eco-tourism center.
More than 40,000 people showed up in the rain in a show of defiance against admitted mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
A 6.5-acre, nature-inspired space opens as part of the city's riverfront revitalization plan.
And its author makes the case for why our cities need more dummies getting involved.
This time-lapse video chronicles painted cranes as they "build" a city from the ground up, with real-life objects blending into two dimensions and vice versa.
I don't care what you purists think, these e-bikes are a godsend to hilly cities everywhere.
The borough is on track to hit $2 billion in property sales this year.
Long before the invention of social media, a man named Donald Appleyard was investigating how automotive traffic isolates us from one another.
Also, a girl can't wear the Confederate flag to prom in Tennessee; the British can't even support their own Olympics; Yertle the Turtle is banned in Canada.