Politics

Advice for Hong Kong's Protesters From a Tiananmen Activist

"To have everything or nothing is not the goal. It’s whether we can make a step forward."

The Fading Distinction Between City and Suburb

As high-income people return to cities and urban neighborhoods, they bring much of their suburban lifestyle with them.

Here's Why Ello Will Work

The founder of the latest social-media craze shares how design will distinguish Ello—and make it a success.

Hong Kong Is Attacking the Protest Movement's Fragmented Leadership

Varied groups of protesters have differing demands—and differing ideas of how far they will go to be heard.  

The Diverse Suburbs Movement Has Never Been More Relevant

Lessons from—and for—this summer's tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri.

Are Hong Kong's Protests Peaceful to a Fault?

Research shows that nonviolent demonstration is more likely to get a movement’s message out. But what if your protest is too peaceful?

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Karl Lagerfeld Takes the Fight for Feminism to Paris' Streets

Actually, the fashion designer used the cause to turn the Grand Palais yesterday into a "demonstration" for Paris Fashion Week.

Why Mothers Have Occupied a London Public Housing Complex

Focus E15 Mothers is fighting displacement of the poor in East London.  

The Outrageous, Unjust Rule That Lets New York Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians Off the Hook

If the city is serious about street safety, it must replace a terrible old precedent with a strong new one.

The Political Geography of Hong Kong's Protests

The territory's residents are demanding democracy in city intersections, not central squares.

One Affordable-Housing Solution for Cities: True Home Rule

Independence is the difference between dense cities that achieve affordable housing, like Hong Kong and Singapore, and the ones that don't.

The Ugly Economics of Subprime Auto Loans

For many Americans, having a car means keeping a job in transit-barren suburbs and cities. Losing transportation could mean losing everything.

Why Wednesday Could Be Hong Kong's Tipping Point

A looming national holiday means even more people could join the region's huge protests.

A Conversation With Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years talks abandoned housing, streetlights, and gentrification.

Democracy Activists' Plan to Disrupt Hong Kong Is Starting to Work

One of the world's most important financial centers appears to be at a standstill.

10 Big Ideas From CityLab 2014 Attendees

Ahead of our event in Los Angeles, we asked the global mayors and urban experts who will be joining us to share one great idea that's worked in their city.

The National Champion of Local Business

For nearly two decades, Stacy Mitchell has tried to level a playing field she sees as tilted toward big retail.

How to Help the World's Cities Prepare for the Next Disaster

A conversation with 100 Resilient Cities president Michael Berkowitz.

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Conservatives May Very Well Not Be Drinking Lattes

In President Barack Obama's 'latte salute' scandal, the nation's coffee preferences are revealed.