Fifty years ago, 17-year-old Paula Crisostomo helped organize a multi-school walkout that galvanized the Mexican-American community in Los Angeles.
Through a special fund, New York City buys up delinquent mortgages to help homeowners and stabilize neighborhoods.
Philadelphia’s district attorney ran on an agenda to reform his city’s criminal justice system. Now he’s starting to with a new policy on bail. The question is: Can it work?
Natalie de Blois rarely received her due during a 50-year career. Now, a new zoning law in Manhattan’s Midtown East is helping a bank tear down one of her greatest achievements.
A new branding scheme for the small Indiana city builds off of its reputation for sophisticated modern design.
In “Sanctuary,” Derrick Adams uses history, fashion, and architecture to examine the way black Americans traveled in a period of highway expansion and limited civil rights.
A new tool from Trulia shows homebuyers and renters if a property is covered by LGBT nondiscrimination laws at the state, county, and city levels.
With the passage of a new resolution, Philadelphia becomes the latest city pushing to end money bail.
Texting people reminders makes them more likely to show up for court, according to a pilot program in New York City.
Photographer and architect Rafael Herrin-Ferri explores the borough’s expressive architecture.
A bill in the state legislature would protect cannabis users from federal enforcement, not unlike sanctuary policies for immigrants.
Announcing a new lawsuit against California, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions called top officials an “embarrassment” in the most recent escalation of the battle between Sessions and the Golden State.
A photography exhibit revisits King’s impact on the fight for civil rights in the city.
With a recent policy change from Jeff Sessions, localities may again be more vulnerable to federal crackdowns. But some of the pioneers of pot legalization have been through this before.
Francois Prost’s new photo series looks at Tianducheng, a town built to look exactly like the City of Lights.
A new photo series depicts and questions how ubiquitous telecom infrastructure is in our lives.
A new study from the University of Southern California suggests a link between air pollution and adolescent delinquency.
Filmmaker and photographer Phil Donohue shot scenes along the famed U.S. highway to explore what we long for and leave behind.
Placing funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in jeopardy has an unexpected consequence in Flint.
The most serious effects of the House and Senate proposals would unfold over years for urban citizens.