The labor market is stratified, if not calcified, by race, with whites seeing much higher wages and lower unemployment than blacks and Hispanics.
We've made it harder than ever for kids to walk, bike or even play outside and the consequences are dire.
There's no such thing as personal space when you're mayor.
You asked. Mayors answered.
"I don't have to work seven days a week here to pay the bills and do what I want to do."
Major urban areas are magnets for the uninsured, and the state politicians who turned down the Medicaid expansion are not the ones who will pay to treat them.
Like a church tower used for hiding from the Nazis, and a paved-over river full of colossal spiderwebs.
A beautiful new book about women in the military is printed on paper made from their uniforms.
A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Thirty can win you one free subway ticket.
What do you call that thing on top?
Bostonians really do love their baseball.
The "stop snitching" movement meets social media.
Talking Transition is going to collect comments, suggestions, and kvetching from people across the city.
HSBC Bank moved out of the city's biggest skyscraper and its leaving its impressive modernist art collection behind.
The most successful programs require huge cash investments and federal assistance — tough to come by in these troubled times.
It fired 50 rounds and showed no signs of stopping.
Though now likely doomed for demolition, when the Astrodome first opened in 1965, it was a profoundly American invention.
Lessons that bear repeating to residents of large cities around the world.