The Supreme Court Just Handed Real Estate Developers a Huge Win

A major new property-rights decision could "work a revolution in land-use law."


Live Coverage of the President's Big Climate Change Announcement

What the nation's first wide-ranging strategy for tackling climate change will look like.


U.S. Mayors to Obama: Quit Cracking Down on Marijuana

The elected leaders of the nation's largest cities are arguing for the right to "set whatever marijuana policies work best" for them.


It's Almost Too Bad That Bloomberg Wants His Legacy to Be Education

There's no doubt the mayor deserves credit for major improvements to New York City schools, but the one thing he'd like to be remembered for is also his least clear-cut success story.


Why Cities Should Be Leading the Push for Immigration Reform

New research suggests that immigrants could boost housing values in precisely the shrinking cities that need it.

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Some People Are Really Upset About the Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban

Your weekly roundup of what cities are banning around the world.


Fukushima's Nuclear Plant is Still Giving Off Scary Levels of Radiation

New tests show the nuclear plant's groundwater is still toxic.


Making Food Stamps More Effective at Regular Grocery Stores, Not Just Farmers' Markets

An innovative program aimed at getting more fruits and veggies to the poor is set to debut this summer in Detroit.


Yes, Toronto City Hall Is a Joke, But It's Not All Rob Ford's Fault

How a crack scandal has helped reveal the failures of a municipal government structure.


Typo of the Day: The Wrong Year Got Etched on the Gravestone of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch



'We Don't Need the World Cup': Massive Protests Erupt Across Brazil

200,000 people took to the streets Monday to oppose political corruption and inferior public services.


Whose Idea Was It to Build a Winter Resort in the Warmest Part of Russia?

Putin's biggest critic talks about the troubles facing the Sochi Winter Olympics.

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2013 Not a Great Year So Far for Canadian Mayors

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum has been arrested on 14 criminal charges, including fraud, conspiracy, and municipal corruption.

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Somebody in San Francisco's Public Works Department Is Awesome

A municipal arborist whittled this damaged tree into a street chair for the neighborhood.

Mark Byrnes

How Federalism Has Failed Cities (And Also Might Reinvigorate Them)

Metros as the new sovereign.


Occupy Greek TV: The Fight to Keep the Country's Only Public Station on the Air

Inside ERT, where workers continue to broadcast news even though they've been shut down by the government.


Turkey's Protests Just Might End Peacefully

Officials suspend plans to raze Gezi Park.


The Grim Political Odds Facing the Bloomberg Climate Change Plan

No mayor can get a project this ambitious done on his own, and that's a huge problem for everyone.


Non-Human Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Morris the Cat

Yes we cat!