In the dried-out San Joaquin Valley, consolidating water systems brings out ugly politics.
“Gentrification, it turns out, usually stops at the schoolhouse door,” the reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones has argued.
The owners told “vultures” not to bother them as the shop clears out its inventory.
Under a new law just signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, the city will have to cough up stats on its courts and jail systems.
The group, part of a rigorous “college experience” program for inmates, has also beaten West Point.
After a contentious start, mayors from the region have come together to jointly plan a more sustainable metropolitan area.
British voting expert Lord Mark Malloch-Brown comes to America this week for a hard sell on Internet-based balloting.
Patterns of consumption fall along class lines in the nation’s most populous county.
The proposed 16 weeks of paid leave could make a big difference for many caring for a new baby or sick parent.
Youth activists hope to make San Francisco the first major U.S. city where 16- and 17-year-olds can cast a ballot.
The city council has granted the mayor’s wish requiring local hiring for city-contracted projects. Will more jobs really mean less violence?
Google and Japan will bring WiFi and odorless toilets to India's trains, but the South Asian country has a much bigger problem it needs to fix first.
Anchor institutions spur economic growth and innovation, but are still lacking cooperation with cities themselves.
CityLab speculates on what one L.A. homeowner—the biggest residential water user in the state—could possibly be up to.
The state has a strict voter ID law, yet more than 30 offices, many of them across the “Black Belt,” are set to close.
In Berkeley, of course. And the woman behind it is pretty cool.
In New Orleans and Chicago, police officials continue to butt heads with independent monitors while the NYPD takes some steps toward accountability.
In the San Joaquin Valley, a legacy of shortsighted land-use planning has intensified the water crisis for poor residents.
Not everybody in the new wave of urban development is backing down.