Welcome to the Neighborhood: America’s Sports Stadiums Are Moving Downtown

New sports arenas are altering the financial formula for building these behemoths by surrounding themselves with apartments, bars and office towers — not parking lots.

A Maine Racetrack Didn’t Lure Amazon. Multiply That Disappointment by 218.

With 218 places missing the cut for Amazon’s second headquarters, cities like Ottawa and Tucson were left to absorb the same result as “the longest of long shots.”

Denver Cafe ‘Happily Gentrifying’? Neighbors Aren’t So Happy

The flippant message on a sidewalk sign touched a nerve in a city where housing costs are shooting up and newcomers are pricing out residents of modest means.

The Unsung Role That Ordinary Citizens Played in the Great Crime Decline

Local nonprofit groups that cleaned streets, built playgrounds and mentored children had a real effect on the crime rate, a sociologist finds.

Once So Chic and Swooshy, Freeways Are Falling Out of Favor

Several cities face pressure to tear down the 1960s-era mega-roads and reinstate pedestrian-friendly streets. Jane Jacobs told you so!