The mayor of Mesa lured five liberal-arts colleges to town as part of a creative strategy to boost local economic activity and to keep smart students in the region.
Scientists at NOAA have updated the environmental catastrophe for today's media-hungry, GIS-loving audience.
Comparing the Motor City's manufacturing woes to the rest of the region.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
Hospital rooms, shopping floors, and fast-food counters: This is where the future of U.S. employment lives. We think.
Yes, there are still plenty of places that are unlikely to rebound until 2018 or later.
Istanbul is on pace to become Europe's most populous metro between 2017 and 2018. How will the city handle it?
Guides for prospectors, circa 1848.
Supercomputers reveal a natural channel in the earth that could bring potent shaking to the megacity.
A child's chances of reaching the middle class aren't declining. But whether they get there depends a lot on where they live.
Which makes doing something about it all the more difficult.
A century-old idea to rethink how we tax land.
Despite major advances, the world's slum population will likely double to 2 billion by 2050.
These iconic buildings are great for a city's character and downtown vitality. But they're quickly disappearing.
And prices are up 50 percent since last week.
Climate change will mean more frequent and more powerful El Niños, say researchers.
Chicago's new plan to keep kids in school longer has been challenged by budget cuts and safety concerns.
A judge rejected they city's proposal to offer gambling revenue as loan collateral.
Americans and Europeans are partly to blame for the smog floating over the Pacific, say researchers.