Can training local barbers to talk to clients about civic participation increase voting?
Muckraker Steve Neavling has uncovered everything from busted rigs to broken hydrants to fragile pipes.
An interactive map underscores how mind-bogglingly vast Africa really is.
Residents of Baldwin, Michigan, pooled together their money to provide scholarships for everyone, and it changed the town profoundly.
Journalist Lisa Belkin, whose 1999 book was adapted for the HBO series, talks about what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in Yonkers and beyond.
Despite some recent progress, the city has prioritized streetcars to the detriment of bus service, according to a new report.
The HBO miniseries from The Wire creator David Simon follows an embattled city resisting efforts to build public housing.
His long career in public office began with a battle for recognition, and the audacity to believe he might actually prevail.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Soda and snack companies spend more of their budgets and time marketing to people of color, which may explain public-health disparities.
Its car-reliant reputation might become a thing of the past.
Since the July 1 killing of Kathryn Steinle, anti-immigrant sentiment has defined the Republican primary.
How rumors have shaped indelible events of civil unrest in America.
Metro New York is being held hostage by political vanity, and the region’s economic health is at stake.
In a TED talk, author Rich Benjamin shares his eye-opening stay in America’s whitest communities.
Frank Gehry’s involvement in the river’s revitalization could compromise public funding.
California's drought demands an answer, but as homeownership rates drop, the question has implications for the whole country.
Kiwis face an important decision in two upcoming referendums.
And yet opposition to raising it remains fixed and fierce.