Local efforts and federal laws are softening the macho culture and opening up new avenues for cops to ask for help.
Just 16 percent of children who grow up in poverty manage to become economically successful adults. How do they do it?
The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.
Inherited racial disadvantage, more than poverty, explains why generations of African Americans have not reached economic parity with whites.
A collaboration between the city and MIT’s Senseable City Lab, these sensor-equipped vehicles can detect gas leaks, potholes, and other urban hurdles across their paths.
Why do some intersections have such high pedestrian injury rates? It’s not all about the number of cars.
The city organized a massive outreach campaign when it learned that low-income communities didn’t know about its free cooling stations.
A Long Island university’s efforts to reach Mandarin-speaking workers hit on the value of social resilience.
Voters from around the city just approved a citizen-led tax initiative that will funnel funds only to the long-neglected east side. But Kansas City’s racial fractures may be hard to heal.
Marin County’s “Game of Floods” teaches citizens how to make tough decisions for the future.
As murder rates rise in Detroit, doctors at a local hospital are working to keep shooting victims from ending up back in the ER.
This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.
In a new collaboration, the tech giant is sniffing out emissions in a handful of American cities.
Baltimore isn’t as economically healthy as Seattle or San Francisco. That can be an argument both for and against its new legislation.
The city needs to attract new residents and retain the ones who already live there. Luckily, it has a few options.
Grassroots MARTA boosters are shining appreciation on the folks who keep the system running.
The state leads the nation in new diagnoses, and close to six percent are attributed to injection-drug users sharing used or infected needles.
Widened canals—and underground bike parking—will bring the city’s Central Station a little closer to nature and history.
Community events and a little friendly competition simplify the enormous task of slashing ecological footprints.
A new report lays out the current research on the ways your immediate surroundings influence your health and aging process.