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The Failures and Merits of Place-Based Initiatives

Targeting select low-income communities for an infusion of resources isn’t the answer to the problem of urban poverty. But what is?

When Using the Sidewalk Means Breaking the Law: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

San Francisco's Topless Protest Against Police Brutality

The #sayhername protest made a statement about how black, female bodies are treated in America.

The Link Between Walkable Neighborhoods and Race

African Americans are far more likely to live in the San Francisco Bay Area’s least walkable neighborhoods. Why?

Paris or New York?

A short animation pits the two iconic cities against one another.

New Orleans' Tourism Industry Says the State's ‘Religious Freedom’ Order Is Bad for Business

City code already prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender or sex, sexual orientation or gender identification—so come on down! (Please.)

Stalled Development Created an Accidental Lake in Nashville

It’s really just a very, very deep puddle.

What to Do When You're Hit By a Car

It’s scary and unimaginable, but pedestrians and cyclists must know how to react if it happens to them—or to someone else.

Mapping the New York That Once Was

An addictive new interactive project marries a vast array of archival photos with a detailed map of the city.

A Parking Lot for Your Smartphone

Hand it over.

Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn't Always This Way

A short history of how America’s urban voters stopped showing up at the polls.

Can Seattle Go Any Greener?

The city looks to become a hub for smart building technology.

Car-Free Commuting Just Got a Whole Lot Easier in D.C.

Arlington County is developing a simple suite of tools it hopes can change the way people get to work.

Seoul Plans a Sublime, Flower-Covered High Line

The converted overpass will be packed with flowers, tea shops, and even a library.

Relive 'Batkid' Fever With the Trailer for 'Batkid Begins'

Everybody’s favorite feel-good story is getting a theatrical release.

A Grand Jury Returns Indictments Against 6 Officers in Freddie Gray's Death

On Thursday afternoon, the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City announced indictments against all six police officers involved in the April 12 arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray.

What Urban Design Can Actually Do to Address Police Violence

Leaders in the field discuss what design can—and can’t—accomplish in the service of communities like Baltimore and Ferguson.

In D.C., Homeless Filmmakers Tell Stories from the Street

A local nonprofit is giving Washington’s homeless the tools to film their experiences.

These 11 Cities Are Growing Faster Than San Francisco

The Sunbelt is where it’s at.