September 4, 2014, 5am PDT
To what degree are people's location decisions dictated by their consumer preferences? Jordan Weissmann of Slate Magazine discusses whether living in an expensive city like New York City is a consumption choice.
December 22, 2011, 1pm PST
A photo essay by Witold Rybczynski explores how a campus operates in a shopping mall in a suburban community outside Vancouver, British Columbia.
July 18, 2010, 7am PDT
"More cities in the developed world shrank than grew in the last three decades. More than 40 of those cities were in the United States, according to City Mayors, an urban affairs think tank," writes Gordon Young.
August 19, 2009, 9am PDT
A lack of decent parking is the biggest reason more people don't bike to work. Several American cities are now trying to deal with the issue by adding more parking for bicyclists.
April 19, 2007, 7am PDT
<p>Witold Rybczynski, author of a new book that follows the development of a modern subdivision, discusses the historical background and evolution of our cultural preference for houses.</p>
March 29, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>New research highlights the connection between locations with high levels of homeownership and above average unemployment.</p>
September 10, 2006, 1pm PDT
A slideshow on Slate.com examines the work of famous architects using staircase design as a case study.