January 14, 2016, 7am PST
A case is made that Gov. Rick Snyder's handling of the lead-tainted water in Flint, Michigan is analogous to former President George W. Bush's bungling of the crisis resulting after Hurricane Katrina touched-down on the Gulf coast in August 2005.
December 6, 2011, 8am PST
MSNBC gives the NYC Transportation Commissioner the kung fu-like title, as well as calling her "The High Priestess of People-Friendly Cities." [VIDEO]
August 30, 2011, 7am PDT
Two separate developments are planning to bring supertall "observation wheels" to Las Vegas in an effort to bring tourists to the city as it struggles through the recession.
August 23, 2011, 8am PDT
Russian officials are pushing a plan to build a tunnel connecting Russian territory to the United States.
June 11, 2011, 5am PDT
A small community in tsunami-ravaged Japan considers a plan to move the entire village farther above sea level.
March 1, 2011, 7am PST
The results are in from Travel + Leisure's America's Favorite Cities Survey and MSNBC has the winners from various categories such as America's Best Coffee City.
October 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
The opening of a new 220-mph high speed train and the peak energy production at the Three Gorges Dam shows that China's been able to successfully launch major infrastructure project faster than the rest of the world.
October 24, 2010, 5am PDT
MSNBC interviews Chandra Brown, a VP at Oregon Iron Works who pushed the business to start building streetcars to compete with European-built models. She says streetcars as an environmentally-friendly solution that are also great for local economies.
April 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
Only 16 of 384 metropolitan areas saw job increases over the last year, according to a new study.
January 29, 2010, 1pm PST
The growth patterns of amoebae as they spread out to connect to food sources bears a striking resemblance to the map of a rail system. Some say the amoeba could inform urban planners and designers.
January 27, 2010, 11am PST
Designers in Portland, Oregon are preparing to unveil a vertical garden on a federal building that would climb 250 feet up the side of the building.
November 12, 2009, 11am PST
Developers and locals in Las Vegas are pinning hopes onto the new CityCenter development to bring walkability to the desert city.
May 22, 2009, 11am PDT
MSNBC looks at the demographic and cultural shift away from suburbs and towards downtown.
March 30, 2009, 11am PDT
The stimulus plan includes $8 billion for investments in high-speed rail, but some critics point out that this isn't nearly enough to bring these plans to fruition.
February 2, 2009, 5am PST
The recession is leading to a surge in demand for homeless shelters and services -- but also a dramatic drop-off in normal sources of funding.
January 31, 2009, 7am PST
In the slow recovery from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is finally getting into the green movement.
December 29, 2008, 5am PST
Density gives cities an edge, according to this study of commutes around the world. Hong Kong, Osaka, and Berlin all rank highly.
October 10, 2008, 7am PDT
Some 12 million households now owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth, leading economists to worry that foreclosures will continue to rise.
September 24, 2008, 5am PDT
Cities around the country are beginning to think twice about having off-street parking requirements for every new development. Those who oppose these "parking minimums" say that it creates too much parking and stifles the growth of cities.
August 11, 2008, 10am PDT
A large water desalination plant has been approved in Southern California, where water supplies are historically low and the population is high.