Some say it's a security measure — but others think it's a matter of money.
Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.
The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.
It's been an eventful year for cartography.
Traditionally stingy with new growth, the city appears to be on the cusp of a major construction cycle.
Cities have largely given up on pedestrian scrambles — but some are bringing them back.
Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?
New York and Washington are easing their restrictions.
A 40-by-60 foot map is helping organizers plot parade routes, choose muster locations, everything.
A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.
Declaring public space smoke-free is becoming exponentially more common. Enforcing it is not.
Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.
These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.
Also, an Indian town tries to prevent adultery by taking away women's phones and Washington, D.C., stops being so uptight about booze.
The trickiest reuse challenge yet.
What began as a competition entry is now a two-family home in Northeast Washington.
Also in this Toilet Tuesday: researchers discover that men experience more "stress" than women when using public bathrooms.
The company's been banned or fined in pretty much every major American city, and now, regulators are trying to make it illegal across the U.S.
Next up: a rocket-propelled menorah?