A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
A new report examines how black women living in public housing were affected by Katrina and during the recovery.
A new data viz, set to a brass band score, tracks 78 years of the state’s submergence.
Friday night, sip some Green Line Pale Ale and place a bid on your favorite pieces of the old Madison and Wabash station.
A tweet-based comparison.
What was public housing like in New Orleans before Katrina? Videos from the city’s hip-hop scene tell the tale.
A primer on the rules of the pedestrian road.
Jaded haters of the Burn, this innovative map might just change your mind.
The director of a moving new documentary, Mama Agatha, talks about immigration, identity, and hope.
Nudity, shrooms, the worship of “decommodification”—it’s all here in song.
A study finds that 15 percent of packs sold over the counter bear illegal tax stamps. Even for nonsmokers, that’s a lot of dollars lost.
A Pew study reveals growing consensus—and points of contention—in the do’s and don’ts of cellphone use.
Age-old stereotypes interact in complex ways when new arrivals look for jobs.
There are only a few dedicated artisanal globemakers left in the world—and there’s good reason for that.
A look at the push to design correctional facilities for rehabilitation rather than punishment.
It’s no longer just a subway horror.
The entire system of fixing old roads and rails and financing new ones is breaking down—just ask Boston.
Three cities have dominated over time: New York, London, and L.A.
New developments in accessible technology have made it easier than ever for the visually-impaired to connect.