Minh Nguyen campaigned for environmental justice in his community after Katrina. In the years since, he and his group VAYLA have expanded their mission.
Chicago has constructed sloped barriers beneath the Kedzie Underpass to force out Lazarus Alcazar and other homeless men and women. This comic tells his story.
As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.
At the height of the 2009 swine flu epidemic, University of Michigan researchers sneezed on unsuspecting people. Here's what they learned about hysteria amid outbreaks.
A fight to keep a Barnes & Noble alive in the Bronx points to the necessity of real bookstores—and to the struggle for the borough to get one in the first place.
Guangzhou, China, is a model of how a leading commercial hub can also pioneer on the knowledge front of 21st-century urbanism—and now it's challenging cities worldwide to do the same.
Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.
A leaked autopsy report appears to support claims that there was a fight inside Officer Darren Wilson's car.
A revised city ordinance claims to protect tenants from "nuisance" and crime. But it opens a suspiciously short and strategic path to evicting sex workers with little evidence, notice, or recourse.
Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of "companion animals" in Chinese cities.
Smoking, junk food, and and alcohol use are wreaking havoc among poor migrants in Asian capitals.
It would not be a socialist paradise. At least, not entirely.
Devout urbanist R.T. Rybak thinks his students can be better mayors and city planners than he was.
Who are the Wilson supporters?
Political leaders seemed to admit that they are relatively powerless.
Caserta's La Reggia palace and grounds could bring new energy and a sense of ownership to citizens of a tourist destination—if only it wasn't so hard to get in.
Violence erupted this weekend in densely packed Mong Kok, where a lack of leadership complicates efforts at a resolution.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Our cities lose when we demonize one of our most educated and skilled immigrant communities.