David Simon’s HBO miniseries, premiering Sunday, looks back at a specific time and place. But the same issues are boiling over today.
A new series of maps tell the grim story of how concentrated poverty persists in the U.S.
A new study of London is the latest to find mixed evidence for the downsides of gentrification.
In a TED talk, author Rich Benjamin shares his eye-opening stay in America’s whitest communities.
The city is falling behind the county, state, and nation in terms of the recovery.
Efforts to dismantle segregation may take resources away from some of the poorest communities, where investment is most needed.
It supposedly could crank out a two-bedroom home in 24 hours.
California's drought demands an answer, but as homeownership rates drop, the question has implications for the whole country.
It includes centuries-old buildings made with mud and entire cities built on stilts.
Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.
After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.
An upgrading program in Kibera has taken more than a decade, but is helping to change Africa's conversation about how to handle informal urban neighborhoods.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
New research shows introverts do, in fact, prefer the mountains.
A 300-mile wall to exile Burners from the Bay Area is perhaps an idea whose time has come.
A downtown tower could rise more than 1,000 feet, potentially twice as high as the next tallest building in Brooklyn.
A year into the Silver Line era there have been some failings, but that doesn’t make the great planning experiment a failure.
The new head of the European Space Agency wants to give it a try.