Because an awful lot of them don't have it.
The high-end grocer will move into one of Chicago's poorest neighborhoods.
In Detroit, a rider says a bus driver cursed at her and refused to let her off. And then things got really bad.
And only three animal shelters.
When supporting local businesses means driving everywhere.
The department says its traffic unit will evolve its mission "toward the prevention of crimes."
Where public payrolls still don't reflect the local population.
How Indianapolis was transformed from a "racetrack in the middle of a cornfield" to a booming tourist attraction.
Add forgetfulness to the city's many woes.
The number is on the rise.
Kevyn Orr asked Christie's auction house to come in and appraise the city-owned collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Workers in seven metro areas are striking, but their wages are even worse elsewhere.
Pittsburgh has Carnegie Mellon. In Cleveland, there's Case Western Reserve. What if there had been, say, a Henry Ford University in Detroit?
A round-up of the best stories on urbanism we've come across in the last 7 days.
A victory for the city's lawyers, a defeat for public-employee unions.
In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.
The city's fiscal crisis is an opportunity to harness the region's economic promise.
Citing the state's constitution, which bars actions that would reduce the pensions of public employees, a Michigan judge blocked the historic filing.
Stories of plucky urban homesteaders and community gardens may have distracted us from reality.