Tanvi Misra

Nikhil Chaudhary

A Pedestrian Battle Cry, in Comic Form

In a city that averages 17 traffic-related deaths every hour, an Indian urban designer/artist is fighting for walkability and safety.

Brennan Linsley/AP

Where the American Dream Lives and Dies

The urban-rural divide is real, but it doesn’t tell the whole story.

Jose Luis Magana/AP

What Happens When a Poor City Raises Its Minimum Wage to $15?

Baltimore isn’t as economically healthy as Seattle or San Francisco. That can be an argument both for and against its new legislation.

Kathy Willens/AP

A Citizen's Guide To Power

In his new book, author Eric Liu lays out a road map for creating change.

Patrick Fallon/Reuters

Adapting 'Sanctuary Cities' to the Trump Era

Cities and immigration advocates are trying to figure out how to offer meaningful protection to undocumented immigrants.

Kyle Walker

Mapping the Achievement Gap

A colorful dot map reveals the stark differences in educational levels across urban and rural areas—as well as the effects of racial segregation within cities.

Bebeto Matthews/AP

In New York, The Risk of Displacement Goes Far Beyond Brooklyn

Low-income residents are likely to be priced out of neighborhoods that stretch from New Brunswick, New Jersey, to New Haven, Connecticut.

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

How To Get Detroit Back On Its Feet

The city needs to attract new residents and retain the ones who already live there. Luckily, it has a few options.

National Low Income Housing Coalition

America's Affordable Housing Shortage, Mapped

For every 100 poor families in Las Vegas, there are only 12 affordable units available.

Ed Grazda/Museum of the City of New York

Muslims of New York

A new photography exhibit shows that being Muslim and being American are not mutually exclusive.

Jae C. Hong/AP

The Rise of Anti-Sanctuary Cities

To carry out its immigration agenda, the Trump administration will rely on local jurisdictions—and a 1990s-era enforcement program criticized for racial profiling and inefficiency. Here’s what those cities and counties are signing up for.

The Youth Culture of Cairo

Cairo Youth Protest Urban Dysfunction With Hip Hop

A short documentary shows how warehouse dance parties, rooftop pop-and-lock sessions, and motorcycle stunts help young Egyptians reclaim neglected spaces.

Eddie Adams/AP

The Moral Baggage of 'Wastelands'

“An act of transforming the wasteland is seen as a redemptive activity that’s going to save the individual, the society, and the nation.”

Eric Risberg/AP

Using Algorithms To Predict Gentrification

Data analysts are trying to give community development advocates the tools they need to fight displacement and economic decline.

Library of Congress

Lessons From the 'Sanctuary Cities' of the Slavery Era

Before the Civil War, Northern states opted out of enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act—and the Supreme Court backed them up.

Lisa Rathke/AP

Are Refugees Dangerous?

In nine out of the ten cities that accepted the largest number of refugees, crime went down—sometimes dramatically.

Robert Galbraith/REUTERS

San Francisco Is So Expensive Even Renters Can Be NIMBYs

Rent anxiety and fears of displacement fuel support for obstructing market-rate housing in pricey cities.

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How Immigrants Changed the Geography of Innovation

A new report shows how immigrants fueled regional inventiveness, bolstered creative momentum within their industries, and drove long-term technological growth.