Highlights from The Atlantic's annual summit on urban innovation.
“It’s amazing what they did in the past.”
How the internet ushered in a new era for entrepreneurs in the urban ecosystem.
The greatest challenge to civilization isn’t digging irrigation channels or attaining spaceflight—and Civ I got it right.
The vast majority of airport-noise complaints come from only a few affected households—and some that aren’t affected at all.
A new proposal could bring in billions of dollars from offshore accounts to solve the country’s infrastructure-spending gap.
In an open letter, the mayors of Paris, Madrid, and Barcelona argue that urban areas should get more federal resources—because they’re the ones getting things done.
Angela Nguyen talks about how her job at Domino’s in Ham Lake, Minnesota, has shown her the inner life of her community.
Two-thirds of the city’s residents are ranked as subprime, or worse.
An estimate of where businesses with no employees—like Uber drivers or AirBnB hosts—have grown.
Ciro Gutierrez, a cleaner at the University of Connecticut, talks about white-collar immigrants working in blue-collar jobs.
Home-care workers are increasingly vital to the future of our healthcare system, but they face obstacles rooted in racism and sexism.
Some professionals are thrilled to be their own bosses, but on-call and temp workers are still struggling.
The seven types of global cities driving the world economy.
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.
Urban development aside, more than half the city’s population still lives in slums.
Now, will the state come through?