Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.
In Brooklyn, a one-year installation houses a bike park, an urban farm, a lawn for movie screenings, and a placid green space.
Kids from one of San Francisco's toughest neighborhoods find joy in the surf.
The city's redevelopment strategy is starting to pay off, but some familiar tensions have followed.
Is Miami going down the walkability path? Developers of The Centro, a downtown housing complex, are banking on it.
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Denver and Santa Monica are cracking down on fitness classes in public spaces.
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But there's an obvious fix.
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A group called Tahrir Bodyguard is trying to keep women safe, but their task is proving more difficult than ever.
Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.
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Super-highways, car-shaped holding pens, and more.
New York’s Youth Justice Board has produced a compelling set of recommendations to reduce truancy rates.
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Have we resigned ourselves to violence following championship games?