To fully understand what is going on in our towns and neighborhoods — in the very structure of our cities — one needs to understand economics.
What is an oversized rendition of London's Big Ben doing near the Muslim world's holiest site?
A remarkable project in an ancient section of Aleppo, Syria, offers hope of saving buildings without displacing the poor, says Nicolai Ouroussoff.
Zappos, the online shoe retailer, is planning to move into Las Vegas City Hall, with hopes of enlivening the struggling city core.
Better to shop at Wal-Mart's suburban stores than welcome those megastores into the city, some loyal customers in New York say.
Geoffrey West, a 70-year-old physicist, thinks he has identified what makes a city grow and thrive — or stagnate and fail.
Las Vegas's downtown, long regarded as rundown and seedy, is where development is now taking place, rather than on the famous Strip.
The historical center of black life in New York is experiencing tension as new businesspeople arrive, less deferential to the old guard.
Over the past decade, the white population in the increasingly well-off District of Columbia has grown by a quarter, while blacks have declined by 7 percent.
Immigrants are gravitating to suburbs and small towns, census figures show. Meanwhile, non-Hispanic whites are on the rise in parts of New York City.
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