These intricate, curious maps were supposed to be destroyed. The ones that remain reveal a fascinating portrait of how the U.S.S.R. monitored the world.
The company WeWork will launch a school that teaches young children to be entrepreneurs.
A group is arguing for the adaptive reuse of 19th-century mental hospitals.
Voters in U.S. cities will weigh in on drugs, partying, renting, and rooftop gardening. Their decisions could have national implications.
The kingdom bills its latest planned city, Neom, as a liberal metropolis where humanity can chart its future together. Can it deliver?
Recent reports highlight the injustices found in school disciplinary practices and suggest ways to stop them.
A new book examines how trailer parks trap their residents in a cycle of deprivation.
Government programs have helped millions of kids escape destitution.
Another white supremacist rally and a shooting threat pose mounting challenges for administrators and teachers.
A gallery exhibit explores the urban public spaces of the Islamic Republic.
Volunteers across the globe are filling in maps of Puerto Rico. How do humanitarian workers use them?
Socioeconomic conditions outrank all others factors in determining well-being.
Can their cities accommodate them?
It’s not just about women’s rights.
A study on distracted driving finds that urban kids face higher risks when walking or biking around their schools at the end of the day.
A new book tracks how a Charlotte, North Carolina, high school went from an integration success story to the city’s most isolated and impoverished school.
Poor health isn’t just a result of individual choice. A program at Washington University in St. Louis teaches first-year medical students how the city’s environment shapes well-being.
The University of California is suing the Trump administration for rescinding DACA. Here’s what else colleges are doing to help undocumented students.
An uproar over an affordable housing complex in Cedar Rapids gives insight into the NIMBY debates of small-city America.
In Tacoma, Washington, and other U.S. cities, housing departments are collaborating with school districts to give low-income and homeless students a leg up.