A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
A conversation with the civil rights law scholar Michelle Alexander on how to dismantle the mass incarceration crisis in the U.S.
It wasn’t easy to banish streetlights and signs. “Frontier people don’t like being told what to do.”
Air strikes are damaging the country’s urban heritage.
The perfect autumnal snack salutes Michigan’s other big industry.
Urban development aside, more than half the city’s population still lives in slums.
A temporary art installation in the three Capital Region cities calls for a solution to vacancy and abandonment.
Small talk isn’t universal.
Now, will the state come through?
“You’re in the middle of an ecosystem that quite honestly for a big company, it makes you afraid.”
Foreign-born U.S. residents have a profound effect on housing demand, property values, and racial segregation rates. But it’s not as simple as you might think.
The open-source mapping company Mapbox is starting a new “mentorship” program to help cities tackle their most pressing urban issues.
A third of U.S. train crashes are caused by human error, even though technology exists to make rail passengers much safer. Why doesn’t New Jersey Transit have it?
First songs, then soup.
Across the country, states and districts are hatching new ways to implement federal provisions coming into effect this fall.
Activists say they can’t wait for a court decision when it comes to the legacy of white supremacy.
A tale of winners and losers.
J.C. Casey treats his store like a pub.