Tanvi Misra

C2 Photography

Why Mosquitoes Love Miami's Wynwood Neighborhood

That and other insights on the fight against Zika from CDC director Tom Frieden.

C2 Photography

'We've Made Infrastructure Sexy'

The mayors of Syracuse and Flint discuss the urgent need to put aging pipes and busted roads at the top of the agenda.

C2 Photography

The Real Danger in Refugee Resettlement

It’s not the refugees, it’s how they’re received, city leaders say.

C2 Photography

Globally, Sprawl Is Getting Worse

Can cities around the world correct course?

Joshua Lott/REUTERS, Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Where Women of Color Live

A new report maps the geography of American women by race and ethnicity.

Mapping Inequality Project

A Digital Window Into the Roots of Redlining

A University of Richmond project collects 150 Depression-era maps that reveal the inner workings of the era’s racist real-estate practices.

Shannon Stapleton/REUTERS

The March of Second-Generation Immigrants

The children of immigrants are going to be essential for the nation’s economic health. Who they are—and where they live—matters.

Arrival/National Film Board of Canada

The Universal Loneliness of Moving to a Foreign City

A poignant short film from 1957 captures the timeless experience of new immigrants.

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

What it Feels Like to Be Forced From Home

In a new exhibition, Doctors Without Borders uses virtual reality to help visitors empathize with displaced people around the world.

Chrystyna Czajkowsky/AP

Wanted: A Better Way to Predict Public School Enrollment in NYC

The city is challenging urban wonks and concerned citizens to come up with a more granular approach to figuring out which school district might see a surge in population.

Paul Sakuma/AP

Why 'Sanctuary Cities' Make Sense

A federal court rules that one type of collaboration between immigration authorities and local law enforcement is unlawful.


Why Haiti Is a 'Hub of Natural Disaster'

Hurricane Matthew struck a nation where poverty and poor planning have left urban residents at particular risk.

Fernando Romero

The Best Reader Comments: The U.S-Mexico Binational City

Great idea—but does it have to be a hexagon?

HBO Films

Kids and Class Collide in NYC's Gentrifying Chelsea

An HBO documentary follows the parallel lives of children in a fast-changing Manhattan neighborhood.

Tube Chat/Facebook

Why Londoners Bristled at the Invitation to Chat on the Tube

Small talk isn’t universal.

Benjamin Sklar/AP

When Immigrants Push Up Housing Prices

Foreign-born U.S. residents have a profound effect on housing demand, property values, and racial segregation rates. But it’s not as simple as you might think.

Jur Oster & Vera van de Sandt

A Peek Inside Brazilian 'Love Motels'

These sanctuaries for the sex-deprived shed light on the various ways people find space for intimacy.  

Igarapé Institute

Where the 'Fragile Cities' Are

A new data visualization reveals the urban areas around the world that are struggling to keep it together.