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No, Police Should Not Fine Cyclists Who Wear Headphones

Ticky-tacky penalties are no way to accomplish Vision Zero, especially if they won’t be enforced equitably.

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Leave the Liberal City Alone

America’s biggest, wealthiest cities aren’t succeeding at the expense of others, and breaking them up just doesn’t make sense.

Michael Dwyer/AP

To Fight Snow Storms, Bring Out the Big Data

Cities like Boston aren’t just rolling out the heavy-duty plow trucks. Analytic tools are helping them to make snow removal a smarter and more efficient process.

Brian Snyder/Reuters

For Most Cities, the Tech Boom Is a Bust

Contrary to technology’s image as an equalizer, digital service jobs in United States have clustered and concentrated in a select few metros.

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Can D.C's Homeless Live in Discarded Subway Cars?

Visionary architect Arthur Cotton Moore’s latest idea: an affordable housing project built out of old Metro cars.

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No, Washington Is Not Built on a Swamp

It’s time to retire an old metaphor that has no basis in D.C.’s history.

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What a Refugee Chef Wants You to Know About the 'Day Without Immigrants'

Ryan McCaskey, the chef and proprietor at Chicago’s Michelin-starred Acadia restaurant, was evacuated from Vietnam as a toddler. Here’s why he shut down his restaurant in support of immigrant workers.

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What Could Reverse D.C'.s Intense School Segregation?

Not more charter schools, says the author of a new UCLA Civil Rights Project report: School choice is only exacerbating the effects of the city’s extreme housing segregation.

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Word Up! D.C. Will Get a Museum of Linguistics

Can “Planet Word”—an interactive museum of language—bring new life to a long-vacant historic D.C. building?

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Breathing Life Into Northern Virginia's Notorious 'Concrete Canyon'

Could these face-lifts turn lackluster Rosslyn, with its impossible waterfront, into a place that people actually want to go?

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Why Cities Will Be Protest Hubs in 2017

The author Sarah Jaffe sheds light on why urban areas are hotspots for demonstrations.

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP

Mapping Who Will Be Hurt by D.C. Metro's Late-Night Cuts

Service workers will likely have fewer safe, affordable ways to get home after late shifts.

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D.C.'s Battle for Paid Family Leave

City-council members in the nation’s capital are preparing for a final vote on what could be the most expansive parental-leave law in the United States.

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D.C. Readers! Come to Our First-Ever HappyHourLab

We’re trying something new, and we hope you’ll join us.

Briya Public Charter School

How Adult Job Training Can Help Kids Learn

At one charter school in Washington, D.C., grown-ups work alongside children in an unusual two-generation model.

DC Historic Preservation Office

Behold This Huge Interactive Map of D.C.'s Historic Buildings

It took the city’s office of historic preservation more than 15 years to make, covers 127,000 buildings, and it’s still not quite finished.

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In D.C., White Families Are on Average 81 Times Richer Than Black Ones

Other major cities aren’t much better.

Philippa Hughes

Encouraging Neighbors to See Eye to Eye

A creative placemaking project in Washington, D.C., puts residents’ faces front and center.