A word that was originally about plant diseases became “infused with racial and ethnic prejudice” when it moved to the city.
Just in case you have any questions about Tishaura Jones’s letter slamming the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s editorial board, CityLab has you covered.
Former New Orleans Police Chief Ron Serpas talks about how law enforcement can get the new administration’s attention on the best ways to fight crime.
Several recent studies claim that police officers are more likely to shoot white civilians than black civilians; one new one claims the opposite. Who’s right?
A New Jersey domestic terrorism threat level assessment now places black separatists in the same category as ISIS.
Bill Peduto talks about why he joined airport protests, his take on the Uber backlash, and the perils of a being a sanctuary city in the Rust Belt.
Six-term mayor Stephen Reed’s wild corruption scandal brought the Pennsylvania capital to the brink of bankruptcy. But the city’s residents will end up paying for his crimes.
If Donald Trump is looking for voter fraud, he need only look at the many attested cases of “voter dilution” that rob minorities of their political power.
Urban planners and designers were also involved in political resistance actions over inauguration weekend.
The U.S. Justice Department’s recently released findings of its investigation into the Chicago Police Department shows how one city obstructed its own paths to law enforcement accountability.
A not-exactly-empirical analysis of how the cafe became a trademark of almost every city neighborhood.
How the future ‘Living Single’ reboot can reclaim the urban narrative ‘Friends’ ran off with.
The structures both define and devalue a fabled Pittsburgh neighborhood.
To resist the current political peril, just boost the urban voter turnout, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
Supporters of the Department of Justice’s efforts to address discriminatory practices in urban policing may be watching the end of an era as prospective Attorney General Jeff Sessions prepares for his confirmation hearing.
Harvard urban planning professor Daniel D’Oca took his design grad students to Ferguson to see the impacts of racial zoning ordinances. They came back with some novel solutions.
Pittsburgh created a trust fund for affordable housing. Now it just has to find the funds to fill it, and the places to build new housing.
Filmmaker Jeremy Meek showcases the human side of D.C.’s controversial dirt-bike scene.