Cities and citizens are working together to rebuild communities and grow jobs. What comes next?
In recent years, we've seen an explosion of events and organizations aiming to remake our neighborhoods and our cities.
A sociologist and an urban historian document the community activism reshaping some of the cities hardest hit by the great recession.
Lately, America's leaders have talked a lot about the need to rebuild. Has it begun?
Rashid Temuri has more than 4,100 followers and more service calls than he can handle.
It's a bathroom, a planter, and a fertilizer all rolled into one.
Pop-up spaces are having a permanent impact on the way we build.
More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?
The annual Baconfest Chicago has taken off, and others may soon follow suit.
They train the disadvantaged to transform garbage into beautiful furniture.
To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.
Chicago artist Theaster Gates takes his neighborhood-changing projects on the road.
Hundreds of U.S. cities still rely on antiquated systems that spew sewage during floods. Here's how one company is trying to change that.
A 2.65-mile elevated park and a massive makeover for Navy Pier are both in the works.
In Detroit: A Biography, journalist Scott Martelle finds the answers behind today's Motor City buried deep in its past.
The Windy City is setting itself up as America's next beer mecca. Here's how they did it.
A flood of new cameras in Chicago aims to slow motorists driving near schools.
Are chickens pets-with-benefits or neighborhood nuisances that turn backyards into D.I.Y. slaughterhouses?
The city's unique policing system is deeply rooted in its history.
As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.
A new shop will sell hand-made, locally built bicycles to riders who want to stay a while