Year in Review


China's 4 Most Wasteful Infrastructure Projects of 2012

Propaganda theme parks, faux-Manhattan skylines, and more.

The 10 Healthiest U.S. Housing Markets Going in to 2013

Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.


What Gets Dropped on New Year's Eve

Possums, wrenches, potato chips and other strange traditions


New City Slogans of 2011

The best - and strangest - in urban catch phrases


The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list


The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

Happy Holidays From Your Mayor

The best in season's greetings