The city hopes to preserve a mix of social classes and slow down gentrification. But there's a risk the changes will encourage speculators to expand to new areas.
A federal government program is trying to turn our nation of low-income renters into future homeowners by helping them build up savings accounts.
A new paper looks at the science of a craven question: When does it make business sense to leverage racial fears?
The interactive visualization blends social media images and open data from the iconic street.
A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.
Early 1960s archival films reveal the origins of the idealized "American Dream."
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Looking back on our series about the people and ideas changing cities around the world.
Racial segregation doubled between 1880 and 1940 all across the country, in rural areas as well as cities.
Privlo wants to become the go-to lender for the self-employed and others whose incomes aren't tied to traditional jobs.
The mayor of Gary is determined to stop a tide of vacant, neglected buildings in her post-industrial city. Data-rich parcel mapping is the first step.
One San Francisco mayoral candidate is making "Yes in My Back Yard" her mission statement.
The New York Public Library needs a hand with its ambitious "Google Maps of yesteryears" project.
A new study reveals the reasons that LGBTQ teens find themselves pushed into the sex trade—and why the cycle is so hard to break.
Boomers and Millennials say they want to live in compact, walkable developments, but builders are putting their money into suburban McMansions.
London billboards are sharing the stories of people moving both to and from the rapidly changing city. Some of them are quite painful to read.
Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo's new short offers an up-close look at how public buses help the homeless survive in one of America's wealthiest counties.
A new interactive tool rates neighborhoods on the "Child Opportunity Index"—a quality-of-life scale for young residents.
Remembering the Academy Award-winning work of Norman McLaren, whose 1952 commentary on suburbia still resonates.