A law professor explores the reasons why women who need government assistance are forced to divulge intimate details of their lives.
A new bike-share program launches in Bhopal, but Indian cyclists still face huge obstacles.
A new report lays out design guidelines for community-based “justice hubs”—jails that create positive effects inside and outside their walls.
“America also belongs to us and we belong to it, despite the myth of a singular ‘American.’”
It's the newer suburbs, not the old ones, that are struggling with the largest numbers of low-income residents.
Pushing citizenship is less fraught, politically speaking. Plus, it makes great economic sense.
Alderman Ameya Pawar is running for governor with a focus on criminal justice, a New Deal-type infrastructure plan, and progressive taxation. But he’s facing some tough opponents in his own party.
D.C.’s massive Woodner apartment building has lived many lives—from fancy hotel to one of the last bastions of affordable housing in a gentrifying neighborhood. Now, it’s on the brink of another change.
It’s "not merely a coincidence” that the height of unionization coincided with the lowest point of wage inequality, a new working paper suggests. But will that solution work today?
Local jails in smaller counties are seeing enormous growth. A new report explains why.
Asian immigrants, once the “ultimate outsiders,” have profoundly reshaped the suburbs of San Francisco.
Statistician John P. Wymer set out to document every inch of the city in 1948. Now a young historian is trying to get his work online.
The White House’s proposal could drive a wedge between local governments and their own employees when it comes to immigration policy.
The costs of living in a car-centric culture can be particularly hard on undocumented immigrants.
Inherited racial disadvantage, more than poverty, explains why generations of African Americans have not reached economic parity with whites.
A historically black D.C. neighborhood markets its diversity to lure Millennials. But what happens when the new arrivals never interact with the longtime residents?
An NPR and PBS investigation puts two housing assistance programs under the microscope—and finds fraud, discrimination, and wasted taxpayer dollars.
To defend its executive order, the Trump administration favorably cited a 1970 Supreme Court case that supported separation of races in a swimming pool in Mississippi.
For black children in subsidized housing, their neighborhoods remain starkly separate and unequal.
In many towns in the rural South, new prison construction represents critical jobs and growth. But not everyone wins.
This is a problem that transcends the rural-urban divide.