25 Aug 2015

5 Things That Make Norfolk, Virginia A Hidden Gem

Your Uber driver’s demeanor can tell you a lot about a city. If he’s a

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22 Jul 2015

How Virginia Is Poise To Take Lead In Advanced Tech

With one of his first executive orders, Gov. Terry McAuliffe created a commission to study

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06 Sep 2019

No More Record Highs: Addressing The Plight Of Children Trapped In Armed Conflict

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)  recently organized a symposium in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan

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22 Jul 2019

Tech Companies Collect Our Data Every Day, But Even The Biggest Datasets Can’t Solve Social Issues

At almost every point in our day, we interact with digital technologies which collect our

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10 Jun 2019

Why The Nazis Studied American Race Laws For Inspiration

On 5 June 1934, about a year and half after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of

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09 Apr 2019

The Best & Worst Tourism Slogans: From Unforgettable Tag Lines To Those That Are Best Forgotten

Devising a slogan that encapsulates every­thing a holiday destination has to offer is no easy

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17 Jan 2019

The Big Peach: What To Do In Atlanta

If you’re making the move to The Big Peach, you may have a lot of

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12 Dec 2018

What’s Making the United States Poverty Rate Drop?

Over the last five years, the poverty rate in the United States has begun to drop

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28 Nov 2018

Could Blockchain Voting Fix Democracy?

There’s no shortage of debate about the role tech has played in politics. From misinformation

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15 Oct 2018

Here Are The Real Boundaries Of American Metropolises, Decided By An Algorithm

How is the U.S. actually split geographically? When we think about where we live, usually our

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23 Aug 2018

Plastic Straws Aren’t The Problem

Skipping straws may be hip. But there are much better ways to fight pollution. New York’s

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11 Jul 2018

How Would Engineers Build The Golden Gate Bridge Today?

Ever since the Golden Gate Bridge opened to traffic on May 27, 1937, it’s been

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18 Jun 2018

All The Things You’re Doing Wrong When You Travel, According To Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdain thinks traveling to Paris just to stand atop the Eiffel Tower is lethal to

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12 Apr 2018

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came

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06 Apr 2018

Martin Luther King And The Battles That Outlived Him

50 years on, the three evils MLK talked about -racism, militarism and economic exploitation –

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04 Apr 2018

Algorithms Are Making American Inequality Worse

In a new book, political scientist Virginia Eubanks says using computers to decide who gets

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19 Mar 2018

The 10 Coolest U.S. Cities to Visit in 2018

Certain cities are on everyone’s wish lists: New York, Austin, Nashville. And they belong on

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08 Mar 2018

The World’s Most Powerful Women 2017

Forbes has published its annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. German Chancellor

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28 Feb 2018

Stop Saying ‘Smart Cities’

Digital stardust won’t magically make future cities more affordable or resilient. The term “smart city”

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23 Jan 2018

To Boldly Go Toward New Frontiers, We First Need To Learn From Our Colonial Past

How should we understand the idea of the frontier in the contemporary world, with spacecraft

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05 Jan 2018

Top 10 Cities In U.S. To Get Fit And Healthy In 2018

The most popular New Year’s resolution for 2017 was to get healthy, according to data from Twitter.

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05 Dec 2017

When We Harm The Environment, We’re Hurting Our Health

Our planet’s resources find themselves in a precarious situation. The very ideals and strengths that

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21 Nov 2017

Asgardia: The World’s First ‘Space Nation’, Takes Flight

The world’s first “space nation” has taken flight. On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence

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15 Nov 2017

The Top 10 U.S. Cities With the Best Public Transit

Finding a home with easy access to public transit is a wonderful thing. In the

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31 Oct 2017

In These Small Cities, AI Advances Could Be Costly

A new MIT study finds that larger cities are more resilient to technological unemployment. It’s

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10 Oct 2017

How Migration Will Reshape Our World

Arguments rage, but what does immigration really mean for jobs, economies and cultures? The evidence

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22 Aug 2017

How Cities Can Rebuild The Social Safety Net

In an age of employment uncertainty and a growing income gap, urban America needs to

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21 Jul 2017

Are Algorithms Ruining Our Lives?

Algorithms can dictate whether you get a mortgage or how much you pay for insurance.

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08 Jul 2017

Leading Mayors In America Weigh In On Our Future

Analyzing the “State of the City” speeches from urban leaders across the country gives a

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13 Jun 2017

The Top 10 Best Cities for Conservatives In The U.S. During Trump

Republicans should feel right at home in each of these conservative cities. Can’t bear the

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01 Jun 2017

The Top 10 Best US Cities For Entrepreneurs

You might joke that entrepreneurs tend to live at their businesses. The level of dedication

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13 Apr 2017

Head To These Top 10 2017 Easter Getaway This Weekend

Travel the world this Easter season to see how it is celebrated in a different

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06 Jan 2017

Kids Will Outsmart Us With Design Thinking For Urban Planning

In some schools, “design thinking” has become a buzzword emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving.

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27 Dec 2016

How To Untangle Zillions Of Virtual Clutter In Travel Options

TransitScreen, a real-time transportation display, is trying to untangle the visual clutter of multimodal mobility.

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21 Dec 2016

It Is Not What People Believe That Shapes A City…

“…it is how they put those beliefs into action.” Norwich has the highest proportion of

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25 Oct 2016

The 20 Most Beautiful Public College Campuses In America

For some people, college is the last time they really have the opportunity to stop,

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16 Sep 2016

The 10 Best College Towns In The U.S. Year 2016

While the term “college town” may bring to mind solo cup-littered parties and riotous football games, there’s far

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04 Aug 2016

35 Ways To Experience America’s 35 Obnoxiously Rich City Suburbs

We’re gonna take a guess: if you’re checking to see if your town is on

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03 Jun 2016

Why “Local Food” Needs Cities’ Help To Truly Be Local

From open-air farmers markets to community gardens to farm-to-table menus, the local food movement has

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20 May 2016

Live Here For The Best Schools For Your Children In The USA

The United States is a global leader in many regards, but when it comes to

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18 May 2016

9 Best Cities For Aspiring & Already-Made Singers-Songwriters

Forget New York and LA: These smaller US cities are perfect for musicians. With April

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12 May 2016

While We Fear The End, These Scientists Live The End Everyday

The scientists at the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center model cyberattacks, global pandemics, and

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25 Apr 2016

How The Fall Of Supermarkets & Suburbia Starts With Millenials

How does an industry that historically catered to white suburbanites reinvent itself to attract more

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21 Apr 2016

The Queen At 90

April 21st marks the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. Here are some images throughout

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20 Apr 2016

The Top 10 Vegan-Friendly Cities In The USA for 2016

You can get tasty vegan meals almost anywhere today, which is why 2016 is #TheYearOfVegan.

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28 Mar 2016

The Highs & Lows of Youth Unemployment In (USA / World)

Young people were twice as likely to be out of work last year, according to

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17 Mar 2016

The Top 5 Surprising Irish Towns Of America

These cities may not be huge, but they deliver big fun on St. Patrick’s Day.

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10 Mar 2016

The USA’s 50 States & 50 Unique Personalities

What is your state best at? Most states have something they excel at. It might

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01 Mar 2016

5 Things States Can Do To Bring Transportation Policy Out Of The Stone Age

On its page commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Eisenhower signing the Federal Aid Highway Act,

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17 Feb 2016

Dynamism And Vibrancy In Atlanta City

For a sprawling city with the nation’s ninth-largest metro area, Atlanta is surprisingly lush with

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