30 years ago, tuberculosis ripped through New York City's low-income neighborhoods. The experience could translate to Lagos, Nigeria, as it struggles to battle Ebola.
Cities are home to a majority of the human race for the first time in history. But finding a place for them in the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years has proven surprisingly controversial.
If your neighbors barbecue frequently, the Politburo would like to know.
The department is part of a federal program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus military equipment to civilian police forces across the U.S.
The shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old by police on Saturday is part of a long history of violence toward African Americans in the Midwestern city.
Back under Chinese rule, Hong Kong activists are turning to Britain for help as the treaty that ensured their suffrage is revealed to be largely ignorable.
Nationally, only 10 percent of grade school kids attend private schools, but in some neighborhoods, it's the majority of children.
The problem isn't geography, demographics, or money—it's federal will.
Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.
The state is as likely a place as any to see the future of rail unfold.
Elite institutions have remained that way for more than 100 years for a reason.
Here are a few ways to make sure they don't.
The world’s mayors are running the biggest and most important cities in all of human history. They need to have a forum.
A look at the aging symbols of Greece's pre-crisis spending.
Scientists say fracking is part of why Oklahoma now rivals California in quake activity.
Nevada's nuclear-bomb testing spawned a spectator culture tinged with both profound fear and Sin City delight.
It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.
Well-designed, simple signs can solve real problems for gender-nonconforming people while diffusing political noise.
For a century and a half, The New York Times has been earnestly—and hilariously—defining the evolving language of cities.