Michael Ford explains how he’s building a movement to reclaim urban design from the failures of the 1970s.
Despite the rhetoric from the president and the Justice Department, the movement to resist mass incarceration has a way forward.
Until he resigned, Mustafa Ali was the EPA’s most senior official on environmental and climate justice.
A talk with Nicole and Deion Browder, siblings of Kalief Browder, whose suicide in 2015 came after a morbid ordeal with New York City’s criminal justice system.
Arrested at 16 and unjustly jailed for three years, Browder took his life in 2015. A new six-part documentary series, executive produced by Jay Z, exposes the many ways the criminal justice system failed him.
You can take the horror film out of the city and out of the suburbs, and racism for black people will still be scary.
People in high-crime neighborhoods are willing to partner with law enforcement, new research shows—but they’re wary of how they’ll be treated.
A new online mapping project is aimed at dismantling the Kentucky city’s grim legacy of racial segregation.
A word that was originally about plant diseases became “infused with racial and ethnic prejudice” when it moved to the city.
Just in case you have any questions about Tishaura Jones’s letter slamming the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s editorial board, CityLab has you covered.
Former New Orleans Police Chief Ron Serpas talks about how law enforcement can get the new administration’s attention on the best ways to fight crime.
Several recent studies claim that police officers are more likely to shoot white civilians than black civilians; one new one claims the opposite. Who’s right?
A New Jersey domestic terrorism threat level assessment now places black separatists in the same category as ISIS.
Bill Peduto talks about why he joined airport protests, his take on the Uber backlash, and the perils of a being a sanctuary city in the Rust Belt.
Six-term mayor Stephen Reed’s wild corruption scandal brought the Pennsylvania capital to the brink of bankruptcy. But the city’s residents will end up paying for his crimes.
If Donald Trump is looking for voter fraud, he need only look at the many attested cases of “voter dilution” that rob minorities of their political power.
Urban planners and designers were also involved in political resistance actions over inauguration weekend.
The U.S. Justice Department’s recently released findings of its investigation into the Chicago Police Department shows how one city obstructed its own paths to law enforcement accountability.