One nonprofit wants to reward results, and change the funding model in the process.
Collected in a new book, a series of dispatches between Chicago teens spotlights conversations that look beyond their differences.
As cities make their data more transparent and accountable, this project in New York found one way to use technology to engage the residents in the planning process—by prompting locals to text in ideas.
These photos, taken by middle- and high-school students, reveal glimpses of the contributions immigrants make in their community in the South Bronx.
A new documentary, The Good Postman, dives into local electoral politics and reflects back a much larger, more global dialogue around the refugee crisis.
A public health campaign is partnering with local officials to bring down skin cancer rates by installing dispensers around public pools and beaches.
The country’s energy infrastructure is changing rapidly as solar prices plummet.
An exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York revisits Todd Webb’s fond lens on Manhattan.
Photojournalist Abdul Aziz is on the ground as demonstrations escalate.
New research shows that an added charge is nudging consumer habits.
The Xiongan New Area has been positioned as the cure for Beijing’s rising sprawl and congestion. But will it really be a workable solution, or just a new host to existing problems?
While the Philadelphia Museum of Art undergoes some serious construction, a design firm has come up with a beautifully clever solution to hide it: a 450-foot wall decorated with replicated works.
This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.
In a new collaboration, the tech giant is sniffing out emissions in a handful of American cities.
Women workers in some U.S. states might not achieve wage equality until the 22nd century, new research suggests.
This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the human sides of 22 bustling cities.
The archeologist and author Brenna Hassett explains how cities shaped our skeletons.
A Toronto design competition invites an unlikely urban activity—going to the beach during the chilly off-season.
A new working paper examines how poor U.S. families make tough decisions about stretching limited food.
A design challenge asked architects, book enthusiasts, and doodlers to rethink the little free library.
A photographer explores the emotional connections of mementos that change hands at Dallas estate sales.