Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.
What could be more useless than raw homicide numbers from over a year ago?
Japan faces more than its fair share of risk.
Only 40 percent of young minorities in low-income New York City neighborhoods say they would feel comfortable calling 911 if they needed help.
With two of the library's six employees gone over a dumb controversy, it's hard to find much of a winner in this story.
Raleigh regularly tops "Best City" lists. Mayor Nancy McFarlane explains why that can be a challenge.
It's the latest Northern European city to see pro- and anti-marijuana forces face off.
1 in 9 American prisoners has been sentenced to die in jail.
Gray's been plagued by scandal, but he used his microphone to effectively advocate for his city.
It's hard to build anything ambitious these days without being second-guessed. But maybe we're not judging them on the right criteria.
The Nashville city council is betting residents will happily use free dog-poop bags printed with a company logo. They're right.
It's a request, not an outright ban, because who wants to confront a customer with a weapon?
More than 3 percent of people on earth have migrated, but surprisingly, they didn’t all go to rich countries.
Due to NFL broadcasting rules, football fans in Orlando had to miss Sunday's Manning brothers showdown.
A GIF to illustrate the death toll, month-by-month.
The area attracts more young families than any other. But conservative attacks on public education could change that.
A new app allows users to log unwanted interactions in public, but some are concerned it will lead to racial profiling.
We spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year treating shooting victims at hospitals.
Next year, Scots will get to vote for their independence from the UK. In border towns, the issue hasn't gotten too many people riled up.