A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers.
More sustainable weight-loss strategies are accessible to those with means, but other factors contribute to the rise of obesity in poorer communities.
Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.
The semi-legal game faces potential regulation, and parlor operators may have to compete with new casino resorts.
The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.
The House Republican wants to lead on poverty and change, but he can't lead on the changes that Ferguson needs.
New measures to protect deep-sea ecosystems show a new "blue" approach to urban planning.
Hong Kong's silent democratic opposition has finally spoken up. Or has it?
The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.
30 years ago, tuberculosis ripped through New York City's low-income neighborhoods. The experience could translate to Lagos, Nigeria, as it struggles to battle Ebola.
Cities are home to a majority of the human race for the first time in history. But finding a place for them in the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals for the next 15 years has proven surprisingly controversial.
If your neighbors barbecue frequently, the Politburo would like to know.
The department is part of a federal program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars of surplus military equipment to civilian police forces across the U.S.
The shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old by police on Saturday is part of a long history of violence toward African Americans in the Midwestern city.
Back under Chinese rule, Hong Kong activists are turning to Britain for help as the treaty that ensured their suffrage is revealed to be largely ignorable.
Nationally, only 10 percent of grade school kids attend private schools, but in some neighborhoods, it's the majority of children.
The problem isn't geography, demographics, or money—it's federal will.
Conventional zoning is an outdated barrier against good urbanism, but there's disagreement on the best way forward.