Politics

The Vegas Strip Will Go Dark Tonight for an Unlikely Icon

The tradition has marked the passing of such luminaries as J.F.K., Sinatra, and Elvis. Now, it's Jerry Tarkanian's turn.

America's Failure to Preserve Historic Slave Markets

Richmond, Virginia's Shockoe Bottom redevelopment plan is just the latest case study.

CityFixer

America's Infrastructure Crisis Is Really a Maintenance Crisis

Here's what we can do about it.

Improving Cairo for the Many, Not the Few

The Tadamun project seeks to broaden the discussion about Cairo's future.

Democrats Pick Philadelphia to Host 2016 Convention

The City of Brotherly Love beat out Brooklyn and Columbus, Ohio, to host the Democrats in 2016.

The NAACP Wants Buffalo to Stop Naming Things After Millard Fillmore

The name of the president who signed the Fugitive Slave Act into law can be found all over the city he helped build.

Don't Say 'Cyclists,' Say 'People on Bikes'

A group of Seattle-based safer streets advocates say they've been able to foster a much more civil debate by changing up the language they use.

What Makes a Dense Urban County Vote Republican?

The biggest U.S. cities are still Democratic strongholds, but new research sheds light on why some of them aren't.

The Urbanist Case for D.C. Statehood: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

How a Generation of Young Leaders Is Emerging From India's Slums

Child clubs are forming in cities across India to identify young leaders who can speak up for the needs of children.

Next Economy

The Rich Get Richer—and More Educated

Wealthy Americans have seen major growth when it comes to educational attainment, but the poorest Americans still struggle to graduate.

Videos

Searching for the Culinary Soul of Los Angeles

From taquerias to haute cuisine, a new documentary tracks a famed food critic as he lives and dines in L.A.

A 30-Year Plan for U.S. Transportation Summed Up by One Word: Choice

With Beyond Traffic, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pivots U.S. policy away from cars and toward multimodal options.

It's Easy to See Why This Man's Grueling Commute Went Viral

The harder task is addressing the underlying issues that led James Robertson to walk 21 miles to and from work every day in the first place.

In Johannesburg, a New Bridge Must Also Address Apartheid's Legacy

The city has an ambitious plan to redress historic inequities through mass transit and redevelopment.

Photos

Two Oakland Neighborhoods Connect Through a 'Hole in Space'

Oakland's Rockridge and East 14th neighborhoods are five miles and a world apart. Can a giant video-chat bring them together?

The Last Seltzer Man in New York City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

The Burden of Hosting a Super Bowl

On Sunday, Glendale, Arizona will host its second NFL championship game. History is making it hard for city officials to be excited about it.

More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn't Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them?

In cities like Philadelphia, a remarkable 64 percent of the people riding public transportation are thought to be women.