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They’ve been called “no-go zones”—regions where no rules apply. To residents, they’re neighborhoods that are stigmatized and neglected. Why haven’t targeted policies to fix them had the intended effect?
Cities that were at the forefront of limiting their own participation in aggressive federal immigration enforcement are now expanding the scope of their work: Protecting their residents from data-collection and surveillance, too.
In theory, the GOP’s provision makes sense. But in context of the rest of the tax plan, it does exactly what it was doing before—benefit the rich.
Writers Ta-Nehisi Coates and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie confront the limits of urbanism.
As tactics for attacking urban areas evolve, city leaders are considering design tweaks to protect public spaces against vehicle attacks and other growing threats.
The American Dream now comes down to a coin toss, explains economist Raj Chetty.
Two new lawsuits argue white supremacists should be banned from the city.
MacArthur grant recipient Nikole Hannah-Jones talks about the institutional and individual choices that continue to keep America separate and unequal.
“The rise in higher-income renter households may mask the significant housing affordability challenges faced by lower-income renter households.”
In America, the city’s approach to gun violence is far more common than not.
Arrests of almost 500 undocumented immigrants were concentrated in a few places.
L.A. looks like "a Cactus." Is that plain wrong? Or is our hubris keeping us from recognizing the profound meaning behind these captions?
A new analysis points to the benefits of ending the severe affordability crisis.
The Urban Institute visualizes the havoc wreaked by the storm on first-time, minority homeowners.
The new Census numbers are “a sign of sunshine, with some clouds.”
A new study finds that a collective action problem plagues support for settling displaced people in America.
In two Florida cities, we mapped where low-income communities live, and how they’re affected by flood risks.
Growing food service jobs have come with applause in small cities like Little Rock. But for workers, it's a mixed bag—and potentially an unequal one.
The rollback of deportation protection for DREAMers—young people who were brought to the country illegally as children—is going to have an impact everywhere.
How cities, counties, and local governments can stop their streets from becoming battlegrounds.