Rather than trying to lure major retailers onto certain sites, the city is creating places Pittsburghers want to go and hoping business will follow.
They may buy less per visit. But over the course of a month, bikers out-consumed drivers at bars, restaurants and convenience stores.
Levying fees on income and property just isn't working anymore. Cities need to be able to charge people who commute in.
It's the first city in the country to create a comprehensive merit pay system. Here's how they did it.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Automated parking garages are now popping up on both coasts. Could this save dense cities space?
This green wall out of the University of Washington could bring plant life to dense urban areas where green space is hard to come by.
These smaller cities shine when it comes to attracting and keeping jobs.
A Black Friday look at the geography of retail workers' wages.
Two Washington, D.C., developers set out to democratize how commercial buildings are developed, and in the process they've invented an entirely new model of finance.
The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.
The nation's second-largest city has approved ID cards aimed at helping the otherwise undocumented.
Municipal governments can't sit idly by while tax-exempt organizations get services for free.
A $139 device that community groups, neighborhood associations, and advocacy organizations can use to gather data on their own.
Officials may close as many as 100 public schools in Chicago this year. But the politics of right-sizing are never easy.
America's most competitive large metros for job growth.
Thanks to Sandy, New Yorkers have created an informal network of public phone-charging stations. But why did they have to?
There aren't many left, but the ones that have hung on are winning by specializing and moving into the events business.
In a city where humbleness is a virtue, Silicon Prairie News helps entrepreneurs shout from the rooftops.
The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.