Rules meant to protect sponsors prevent architects from winning awards for their Olympic facilities.
In some places, governments consider independent bookstores a vital part of the urban fabric.
A wonderful way to spend a Saturday afternoon, turning the watched into the watchers.
The people and ideas reshaping urban life
China is considering investing in major projects in San Francisco. Could this be the way forward for cash-strapped cities?
A new ranking of international infrastructure projects leaves out some key efforts.
A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.
The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.
Which American metros have the highest number of corporate headquarters per capita?
How a small population might lead to big problems for a $7 billion fishing industry.
Examples of industrial operations edging in on public lands, and the people who oppose them.
Pensions and benefits are making up a much bigger portion of the city budget over time.
Foreclosures and high employee compensation could add more cities to the state's string of bankruptcies.
Which metros have the largest share of working class jobs?
Most jobs are near mass transit. But actually taking transit to work is out of the question for most Americans.
Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?
Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.
More than half of Spain and Greece's young people are out of work.