How a Philadelphia hockey mascot become a symbol of resistance for an angry time.
Frank Rizzo, Philadelphia’s mayor from 1972 to 1980, appealed to “law and order” and white working-class identity—a sign of politics to come, says the author of a new book.
It was one of the most talked-about urbanist books, and ideas, a generation ago. What ever happened to Joel Garreau’s concept of the “edge city”?
In High-Risers, Ben Austen recounts the hopes, travails, and vilification of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green.
In a new book, an urban historian argues that the term distorts the policies meant to help poor neighborhoods.
Many of the officials who check construction plans and inspect buildings for safety are on the cusp of retirement—and they’re not being replaced.
A sharp critic of the gig economy says a “portable safety net” would help today’s untethered workers.
No security, no employer benefits, always having to hustle: these downsides of self-employment are well known. But what about the workload?
The city’s outlying working and middle-class neighborhoods are beginning to look increasingly unstable.
Good luck figuring out the bus schedules, using the concourses, and holding on to your tokens.
The archetypal postwar suburb has less socioeconomic diversity—and hardly more racial diversity—than it did in the 1950s.
In Pennsylvania’s Delaware County, a patchwork of municipalities can easily find themselves with little room to maneuver.