Politics

Rahm Emanuel's Moment of F*&$ing Truth

The Chicago mayor hopes voters will allow him to avoid an April runoff despite school closures and outbreaks of violent crime.

How Plans to Pedestrianize Brussels May Actually Encourage Driving

The city's car-free zone, as it is currently designed, will only displace traffic, not reduce it.  

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An Oscars-Weekend Reminder to Be Good to Your Neighbors

Remembering the Academy Award-winning work of Norman McLaren, whose 1952 commentary on suburbia still resonates.

How Dakar (Almost) Got Its First Municipal Bond to Market

Senegal's capital is hoping to become the first city to sell a bond in Sub-Sahara Africa, outside of South Africa.

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How San Francisco Proved to the World It Had Recovered From the 1906 Earthquake

100 years ago today, the Panama-Pacific International Exposition opened its doors.

Belfast, Aspiring for Normal

How does a city move on from war?

There's Something Suspicious About the 'New' Euro Note

Since when does currency show people fleeing buildings in terror?

The Vegas Strip Will Go Dark Tonight for an Unlikely Icon

The tradition has marked the passing of such luminaries as J.F.K., Sinatra, and Elvis. Now, it's Jerry Tarkanian's turn.

America's Failure to Preserve Historic Slave Markets

Richmond, Virginia's Shockoe Bottom redevelopment plan is just the latest case study.

CityFixer

America's Infrastructure Crisis Is Really a Maintenance Crisis

Here's what we can do about it.

Improving Cairo for the Many, Not the Few

The Tadamun project seeks to broaden the discussion about Cairo's future.

Democrats Pick Philadelphia to Host 2016 Convention

The City of Brotherly Love beat out Brooklyn and Columbus, Ohio, to host the Democrats in 2016.

The NAACP Wants Buffalo to Stop Naming Things After Millard Fillmore

The name of the president who signed the Fugitive Slave Act into law can be found all over the city he helped build.

Don't Say 'Cyclists,' Say 'People on Bikes'

A group of Seattle-based safer streets advocates say they've been able to foster a much more civil debate by changing up the language they use.

What Makes a Dense Urban County Vote Republican?

The biggest U.S. cities are still Democratic strongholds, but new research sheds light on why some of them aren't.

The Urbanist Case for D.C. Statehood: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

How a Generation of Young Leaders Is Emerging From India's Slums

Child clubs are forming in cities across India to identify young leaders who can speak up for the needs of children.

Next Economy

The Rich Get Richer—and More Educated

Wealthy Americans have seen major growth when it comes to educational attainment, but the poorest Americans still struggle to graduate.

Videos

Searching for the Culinary Soul of Los Angeles

From taquerias to haute cuisine, a new documentary tracks a famed food critic as he lives and dines in L.A.