With its superfast broadband, the city has reinvented itself. Now it must safeguard its future by building to sustain that growth.
The mortgage-industry collapse led to a dramatic increase in single-family rental housing. What happens when buyers want these houses back?
The activists behind the project aimed for a comprehensive national snapshot of police violence.
New research out of Philadelphia finds race to be the biggest predictor of how residents defined their changing communities.
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.