Governments are struggling to move into gang-dominated slums in the cities of Latin America
San Francisco considers a plan for cheap public toilets that compost
Lists of the most dangerous cities don't actually tell us anything about those cities
Florida communities move to ban the urban sport
A town where cops callously pepper-spray students is not the city I know and love
A pilot program allows joint use of school playgrounds by communities in park-poor areas
Plans are once again underway to bring Dupont Circle's tunnels back to life—but will the neighborhood get behind it?
A 10-year effort to reclaim vacant lots in Philadelphia yields positive results
Police lock up perpetrator of hundreds, maybe thousands, of flat tires
2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure
With so many vacant buildings, firefighters in Detroit are among the busiest in the nation. A new documentary sets out to tell their story
Tucson residents have long seen their low-water landscaping choices as superior to their neighbors in Phoenix. Now researchers are trying to apply the same principle to all utility usage
Are the drug wars to blame for violence against Mexico's federal agents?
A Minnesota town hires a private security firm to handle its police work
After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race