Museums and libraries are collecting ephemera that encapsulates social upheaval.
How a nonprofit and a small jewelry company team up to help homeless women get back on their feet.
When workers emigrate to the U.S., the regions they leave behind often adopt identities that straddle borders.
On the outskirts of Otsuchi, a town battered by the 2011 tsunami, a rotary phone is a gathering place for people to recall loved ones lost.
Oscar Boyson’s documentary is a jet-setting look at problems and solutions in cities centers across the world.
Metropolitan regions are “really important players in this whole picture,” says Dana Gunders of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Shoppers once flocked to the centers of American cities during the holidays. Today, boosters are using the season to spur urban revival.
Through new research and exhibitions, historians are racing to preserve stories from the forced relocation of Americans and Canadians of Japanese descent during World War II.
A new book samples eight flavors that unite people across decades and demographics.
The Bronx is set to lose its only bookseller. An independent shop hopes to take its place.
Holiday celebrations in Houston, Chicago, and Portland have a distinctly hometown flair.
A small town in rural Ontario harbored a World War II-era secret. Should it find a way to preserve a dark moment in its history, or let the past disappear for good?
A new documentary about New York’s chopped cheese sandwich digs in to what happens when pricey restaurants adapt bodega fare.
Detroit’s Pedal to Porch project hopes neighbors will slow down and meet each other.
A new exhibition uses darkness to highlight the nuances of blight and revitalization—and the culture that has stayed rooted all along.
What it takes to deliver 10,000 birds to needy families.
This newsletter encourages readers to develop the stamina for civic engagement.
A creative placemaking project in Washington, D.C., puts residents’ faces front and center.