Pittsburgh

A waitress sleeps as she take a break at a restaurant located in the Pudong financial district of Shanghai in 2013.

Can't Sleep? Maybe It's Your Neighborhood

Your feelings about your surroundings affect how well you snooze, according to new research.

The Pittsburgh Area Really Did Vote for Trump

Hillary Clinton may have won within city limits, but the metro area was one of the largest to back the president.

In a stunt that's gone viral, Elyse Chelsea Clark organized an fake engagement photoshoot to proclaim her love for Popeyes.

The New Urban Fried-Chicken Crisis

The life and death and rebirth of fried chicken in American cities.

The Small Signs of Bike-Share Success

These programs promise big things for cities, but changes in habits—like parking—take time.

Giving Penn Station Its Glory Back: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Anybody Can Test a Self-Driving Car in Pennsylvania

As long as there’s a licensed human sitting in the driver’s seat, you don’t need a special permit for your vehicle to drive itself.

How Pittsburgh Is Becoming the Rust Belt's Social Innovation Test Kitchen

The city is engineering its culinary scene to benefit more than just high-end diners.

Mapping the Hidden Patterns of Urban Life

Terrapattern collects visually similar features from satellite images into one searchable platform. 

This Swingin' Bus Stop Is 'Pittsburgh’s Smallest Jazz Club'

Commuters can now decompress to the beboppin’ sounds of a big band.

Why the Justice Department Chose These 6 Cities for Its Police-Community Relations Pilot

The government hopes they can serve as a blueprint for others across the country.

The Forgotten Story of America's First EMT Services

A new documentary tells how a paramedic unit from a troubled part of Pittsburgh became a national model.

Teaching Driverless Cars to Fit Your Human Driving Style

After all, not everyone takes an off-ramp the same way.

The 500-Pound Fireball Over Pittsburgh

NASA captured video of a bright meteor blazing through the morning sky this week.

Pittsburgh Residents Can Now Track Snow Plows in Real Time

The city is trying to be more transparent with its municipal operations.

In Its Last Days, a House Turns to Gold

A Pittsburgh-area artist commemorates the derelict house next door, starting with a coat of paint.

The Traffic Lights of Tomorrow Will Actively Manage Congestion

The humble traffic signal is gaining some new responsibilities.

Remembering Pittsburgh's Most Mesmerizing Sign

In a city filled with illuminated signs, Westinghouse's light show was the one to watch for 30 years. Nostalgia for it remains.

The Importance of Running True BRT Through Downtown

Anything less reinforces negative public perception of the entire mode.

California's Metros Take the Prize for 2014's Most-Polluted U.S. Cities

But they're not alone: roughly half the nation lives with unhealthy concentrations of ozone or particulate pollution.

Have U.S. Light Rail Systems Been Worth the Investment?

Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.