Work

Austin NIMBYs Chase Smoke in the Heart of Texas BBQ Country

But the City Council has voted not to regulate commercial barbecue emissions—for now.

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Offices Aren't Designed for Women in General

It’s not just A/C: Despite women having made huge gains in the labor force, office infrastructure hasn’t caught up.

Why Beijing Is a Terrible Choice for the 2022 Olympic Games

But it may just be the only realistic one.

Maps

Where $15 Is Only Worth $12

Local costs of living complicate the conversation around a huge increase to the federal minimum wage.

The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.

The Poor Are Less Happy in Places With More Income Inequality

A new study finds that we resent prosperous peers more in places with big wealth gaps—an effect that’s especially strong among low-income groups.

Techies Are Destroying Raleigh's Southern Accent

First they gentrify, then they disrupt the way you talk.

Boston's Mayor Nixes the U.S. Olympic Bid Contract

By refusing to sign a contract to guarantee the costs of hosting the games, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh may have put an end to the U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.

How Was Your Weekend? The Answer Depends on Your Workplace

Your social experience during the workweek can almost fully explain your emotional state over the weekend, a new study finds.

Why Atlantic City Should Trade in Its Casinos for Research Institutes

The Boardwalk Empire can save itself by betting on resilience and research in place of tourism and vice.

R.I.P., America's Oldest Pizza Hut

The Manhattan, Kansas, restaurant, which has operated for 55 years, will serve its final slice Sunday.

Maps

What We Can Learn About the Wage Gap by Mapping Where Men and Women Live

U.S. counties with more women of prime working age are also those with the least gender-based income inequality.

Why Every Art Museum Should Launch a Pop-Up Satellite

In Los Angeles, MOCA is modeling how institutions with huge collections should be thinking: Move artworks into underserved communities.

Videos

North Carolina's Famed Truck-Scalping Bridge Nears 100 Recorded Crashes

The real number of thunderous accidents is probably much higher.

Tokyo Scraps Its Intergalactic Olympic Stadium

While Japan is bent on blaming the architect, Zaha Hadid, the dynamic at fault is global and corrupt.

CityFixer

Indy (Gently) Nudges Developers Away From Parking, Toward Transit

The Indy Rezone plan gives breaks to buildings that provide bike, car-share, or bus access.

Textile Plants Are Dhaka’s Water Problem—and Also Its Solution

Workplace safety in garment mills gets most of the attention, but the industry's environmental impacts are also a huge concern.

7 Transportation Plot Lines Better Than the High-Speed Rail Scheme in 'True Detective'

Can you say: Monorail?