Tanvi Misra

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The Local Resistance to President Trump Begins

In hopes of thwarting the new administration, citizens and activists in towns around the country are reverse engineering the tactics of the Tea Party.

U.S. Conference of Mayors

'The First Term of Donald Trump Will Be Judged by Job Creation'

The Republican mayor of Oklahoma City, Mick Cornett, talks to CityLab about streetcars, immigration, and the nation’s 45th president.

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X-Ray Your City's Street Network, With a Bit of Code

A new open-source tool lets users compare the structure of cities around the world.

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Diverse Metros Mean Higher Wages For All

A rise in the number and types of immigrant workers has benefits for high- and low-earning residents.

Estudio Teddy Cruz + Forman

'The Border Is a Way of Reinforcing Antagonism That Doesn't Exist'

Architect Teddy Cruz and political scientist Fonna Forman want to turn the line between the U.S. and Mexico into a site for creative problem solving.

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The Evolution of Istanbul, In Maps

Explore the crucial milestones in the life of the now-troubled city on this interactive platform.

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The Newest Americans, Getting Off the Bus

Immigrants have long been the most loyal users of public transit. That’s starting to change.

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L.A. Is the 'Vanguard' for Immigrants' Rights

The chief of the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs talks about what to expect in the Trump administration.

Matt York/AP

The Rise of the Sun Belt

National population growth has fallen to 1937 levels. But jobs and affordable living continue to attract people to certain parts of the country.

Sasha Trubetskoy

America’s Love of Sprawl Starts Right at the Border

Urban areas that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border have grown together, but in very different ways.

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Grading Obama's Urban Policy Legacy

“I'm loath to reduce his work to just a grade. But if I were, I would probably say a B-.”

Matt Rourke/AP

As It Gentrifies, Philadelphia Is Shedding Affordable Housing

Low-income neighborhoods that gained college-educated residents lost low-cost units at five times the rate of places that didn’t.

Altaf Qadri/AP

Why Did Bus Rapid Transit Go Bust in Delhi?

It’s supposed to be a more affordable and flexible way to move people around. But in one of the world’s largest and most congested cities, BRT just made everything worse.

Sam Myers/AP

The Stubborn Whiteness of White Neighborhoods

Even in the diversifying big cities, the average white person’s neighborhood is whiter than the metropolitan area he or she is in.

Jae C. Hong/AP Photo

How to Jump Start the American Dream

The odds that kids will do better than their parents have plummeted. One possible fix: Learn from the neighborhoods in which income mobility is still thriving.

Carlos Osorio/AP

What Happened When 18 States Raised Their Minimum Wage?

Earnings rose, but not at the cost of employment.

Andrew Harnik/AP

The Middle-Class Metros That Put Trump in the White House

From Youngstown, Ohio, to Wausau, Wisconsin, it was the towns with big shares of middle-income households that flipped their political allegiances in 2016.

Brennan Linsley/AP

A Complex Portrait of Rural America

New Census data show that the real differences between the city and the country may not match up with popular perception.