Pittsburgh’s Chief of Innovation and Performance, Debra Lam, is resigning this month after two years of steering the city towards the future. Here are her parting thoughts.
Maybe Dr. Ben Carson is not the best choice for HUD secretary, but the link between housing and health makes a medical professional a good pick for this Cabinet position.
The algorithms that power the online marketplace just reflect the racial discrimination found in society itself.
Author Jeff Chang talks about why gentrification isn’t the perfect lens for looking at the geography of race in the U.S., but Beyoncé is.
The American Institute of Architects’ CEO apologized for issuing a congratulatory message to Donald Trump. But AIA member Bryan C. Lee Jr. wants more than that: He’s issued “a call to action around designing for justice.”
A new report from the Equal Justice Initiative reminds us how racial violence and exclusion paved the way for today’s polarized America.
Cameron McLay just resigned from his post as Pittsburgh’s police chief—right when urban policing is about to get a lot more interesting.
It’s not easy, but we need to accept that one candidate’s dark vision of American cities holds certain truths.
A new report on the affordable housing crisis warns that there’s no one single strategy that has yet proven effective in stemming the displacement of lower-income families.
So far, polling numbers from North Carolina are surprisingly low. What’s going on?
Much of the damage done by self-appointed “poll watchers” will be hidden from the public, and will happen before Election Day.
What urban myths tell us about racial fears.
Chief Art Acevedo has lambasted top brass over high-profile incidents of violence in his department. We need more of this.
Dr. Phillip A. Goff, the president and cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity, is developing a new vocabulary for racism and policing.
Trump’s vague and reckless calls for supporters to “monitor” elections is voter intimidation, and it may be illegal under the Voting Rights Act.
By the time you’ve finished reading this story, at least five people will have been arrested for simple drug possession.
The kind of thinking that equates black communities with “inner-city” crime has infected public policy and pop culture alike.
Selma director Ava DuVernay’s new film, 13th, lays bare the connections between America’s history of slavery and its broken prison system.