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Where Women of Color Live

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

JT Singh

The Charm of Shanghai's Historic Neighborhoods

Filmmaker JT Singh skips the gleaming skyscrapers and focuses his camera on the modest alleyways of the old city.

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.

Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

An Arson Attack on a Parisian Homeless Shelter

Scheduled to open in November, the shelter has drawn controversy for its location.  

Charles Platiau/Reuters

Three Mayors Make the Case for More Funds

In an open letter, the mayors of Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona argue that urban areas should get more federal resources—because they’re the ones getting things done.

Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

Everything You Need to Know About the Momentous Habitat III

A beginner’s guide to what will take place at the United Nations conference, and why it matters for the future of cities.

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Forced Out by a Landlord With Gentrification In Mind: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Library of Congress

Density and Class in Early Manhattan

A new study maps the borough’s rapid development and changing land-use patterns.

Chuck Burton/AP

Old Anger and a Lost Neighborhood In Charlotte

The demise of Brooklyn—one of the nation’s oldest black neighborhoods before urban renewal—sheds light on the forces that have led to today’s city-wide anger.

Randhom House

Reading Jane Jacobs Anew

Her work is cousin to the radical visions of the era, but she was ultimately working to reinvent, not simply destroy conventional wisdom.

Jonathan Drake/Reuters

What It Takes to Evacuate 2 Million People: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Gerry Broome/AP

A Fight for Progress in the 'New South'

Charlotte’s path forward will require a plan that lifts up all citizens in order to live up to its progressive image.


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.

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Images of One of New York's Last Industrial Neighborhoods

As Jerome Avenue faces redevelopment, a group of photographers is documenting workers along the Bronx thoroughfare.

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.

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Giving Penn Station Its Glory Back: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Heinz Awards

Life After 'The New Jim Crow'

A conversation with the civil rights law scholar Michelle Alexander on how to dismantle the mass incarceration crisis in the U.S.

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The Destruction of Yemen's Historic Tower Houses

Air strikes are damaging the country’s urban heritage.