At best, noise is distracting. But the distraction can have significant consequences.
The end of free time in Santa Monica.
The new frontier of augmented reality apps comes to urban art.
A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.
Sign a waiver and pay a small fee, and you can destroy all sorts of furniture, electronics, even mannequins.
Seoul is the most recent city to claim the record, broken 30 times in 24 years.
Researchers in Grenoble, France, have developed a wallpaper that blocks wireless internet signals from leaking out of your home.
Has the city's public-works department gone rogue?
Researchers identify a method to reuse heat from steel factories to warm homes.
How train tracks helped deliver new life to Birmingham, Alabama.
A festival transforms Waltham, Massachusetts, into a place worthy of Jules Verne's admiration.
How Nationals Park, to the surprise of its neighbors, is leading to a better community.
How bikeable is your city?
A photographer documents the way residents of Amman, Jordan, get around.
Fifty years after its debut, Seattle’s Jetsons-era World's Fair is still shaping the city, an example of how an ephemeral exposition can have a permanent impact.
The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.
Depending on where you live, you might see hockey nuts chucking fish, octopi, beef, or sex toys.
Despite losing the Nets, the city's downtown is getting great press.
Elimination of the annual census would have huge implications for how the federal government allocates money to states and municipalities.