Animating the nation’s expanding waistline over the past three decades.
A tiny gadget called the Nipper uses AA batteries to give your phone a boost.
MIT Media Lab’s “Placelet” project will measure the quality of a space by tracking how people move through it.
The crowd of 40,000 quadrupled the expected attendance.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu is on a mission to make his city safer.
Local news reports say at least 19 people are dead and dozens injured.
Pilgrims will be able to follow the papal leader’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia (and plan their own) using an app developed by IBM.
Journalist Lisa Belkin, whose 1999 book was adapted for the HBO series, talks about what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in Yonkers and beyond.
Despite modest improvements in dense city centers, the vast majority of us are still driving to work alone.
A journalist and an architect tell us how and why.
Despite some recent progress, the city has prioritized streetcars to the detriment of bus service, according to a new report.
The HBO miniseries from The Wire creator David Simon follows an embattled city resisting efforts to build public housing.
His long career in public office began with a battle for recognition, and the audacity to believe he might actually prevail.
I spent a weekend at the International Utility Locate Rodeo, where people compete to find hidden cables, water mains, and gas lines.
Researchers say it spurts ozone-causing chemicals into the environment.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
David Simon’s HBO miniseries, premiering Sunday, looks back at a specific time and place. But the same issues are boiling over today.
Soda and snack companies spend more of their budgets and time marketing to people of color, which may explain public-health disparities.
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