Hazardous water, displacement, and rising police violence still plague the city, but Mayor Paes insists Rio is already better off thanks to next year's Summer Olympics.
The county is on the cusp of unveiling new voting technology that might actually convince more people to show up at the polls.
The city is taking the opportunity to make changes large and small.
Watch the Atomic Age evolve from 1945 to 2013.
New research shows introverts do, in fact, prefer the mountains.
Even Cleveland, where he will star in tonight’s Republican Party presidential debate.
An onslaught of recent local elections laws have made it more difficult for Americans of color to vote.
A far-right political party covered a busy subway station in posters and banners that demonize the country’s homeless people.
Cities have been paving over streams since the 19th century, but scientists are only now learning of potential harms to water quality.
A significant chunk of the plan focuses on “community involvement and environmental justice.” Here’s what that means.
Young women experience the problem early on. Young men should learn about it, too.
Local costs of living complicate the conversation around a huge increase to the federal minimum wage.
How Greene Street went from a red-light district to hosting some of the highest property values in the world.
The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.
A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
A new impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.
Both prisoners and surrounding communities are affected by this under-studied issue.
A new report presents puzzling data on the generation hit hardest by the recession.
If an outdated airport is “un-New York,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, then what’s a crumbling subway system?