The ways libraries classify books often reflect a “straight white American man” assumption.
Despite its olive trees and piazza, the new temple will look familiar to American eyes.
The state plans to relocate its Division of Motor Vehicles from booming Raleigh to lagging Rocky Mount. Can this be a national model for decentralizing power?
In an effort to make housing more affordable, the Dutch capital is crafting a law that says anyone who buys a newly built home must live in it themselves.
Streetcars without dedicated lanes tend to be on the slow side. But beating this much-maligned public transportation mode on foot wasn’t as easy as it looks.
The 2020 presidential candidate introduced a bill to help local governments modernize their digital services. Is this the lifeline cities need?
As weekly protests continue in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron is still trying to figure out what the “yellow vest” movement wants. It’s not an easy task.
A new report examines why the largest U.S. metros actually face population decline.
The orientations of the stone walls that crisscross the Northeastern U.S. can tell a geomagnetic tale as well as a historical one.
The city stands apart for electing three socialist mayors, but their work on infrastructure, parks, and housing looks much like what’s expected of mayors today.
No matter the nature of the locale—urban, suburban, or rural—differences stem more from who we are than what we want in our communities.
A social media challenge had people across the globe cleaning up beaches, parks, rivers—and urging their friends to get in on the action.
The science is clear: Even the most enthusiastic indoor gardeners don’t have enough vegetation to make a difference in air quality.
The crime-tracking app Citizen, which recently launched in Baltimore, alerts users to danger nearby. Where some critics see risks, others see a tool for empowerment.
Flashband brings D.C.’s hobbyist musicians together for a rollicking concert of short-term bands. Here’s what I learned from my month-long stint.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a massive mythos with the Big Apple at its center. Here’s what Spider-Man, Iron Man, and other superheroes say about their city.
A new study finds that suburban neighborhoods outperform urban ones across the board.
New research shows the health benefits of short bursts of incidental physical activity. Here’s how to sneak in some exercise into the normal course of your day.
In Pune, refurbished buses offer something that many local women need: a clean, safe place to use the restroom away from home.
It wasn’t long ago that GM’s Hamtramck plant was being hailed as a Detroit comeback story. Now it’s closing, and the town around it faces the end of its manufacturing era.
The United States is facing a new class distinction: those who are mobile across state lines, and those who are stuck.