Without play sets, slum children frolic in garbage dumps and toxic rivers.
A Japanese artist fills an old phone booth with water and goldfish, to the delight of passers-by.
A new state program matches companies with participants.
According to a new study, the city attracts the young and college-educated at some of the highest rates in the country.
Is it thorny prison bars or the South African leader's profile? Depends on where you stand.
A landmark 2008 land use law has led to more sustainable communities.
You don't need a wealthy developer when you've got thousands of small investors.
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.