Now partnering with the NFL, Jay-Z centers wealth-building in his activism, as many African Americans have before him—but without much success.
Restore Oakland provides a home for nonprofits that seek to resolve conflict, reduce incarceration, and empower low-income people.
Al-Max village in Alexandria was ruined by floods in 2015. Yet, despite climate change’s growing threat to the city, critics say it has scarcely been addressed.
Bobby Rogers’s art finds beauty and creativity in unseen communities, from black Muslims to Minneapolis gang members to faces of police brutality protesters.
Looking at the population and job growth of large cities proper, rather than their metro areas, uncovers some surprises.
It’s becoming clear that the problem of lead in Americans’ drinking water extends well beyond Flint.
In California and other states, transgender and non-binary people are more likely to be unsheltered than any other unhoused population.
Could the e-commerce giant help turn small-home living from a niche fad into a national housing solution?
New studies find cities most vulnerable to climate change disasters—heat waves, flooding, rising seas, drought—are the least prepared.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to revise the “disparate impact” rule, which could fundamentally reshape federal fair housing enforcement.
In El Paso, we call it the Rio Grande; our neighbors in Juárez know it as Río Bravo. It’s supposed to be a national border, but the river had its own ideas.
A new WRI report on 15 cities across the Global South reveals that access to safe drinking water is often underestimated—and the challenge will only get worse.
The changes to the “public charge” rule fit into a long history of attempting to restrict immigration based on race and ethnicity.
The late novelist was born a few miles from me in Lorain, in a small-town Ohio she called “neither plantation nor ghetto.” But much has changed.
The Trump administration announced changes to the “public charge” rule that will prevent immigrants who access government services from staying in the U.S.
Sarah M. Broom’s The Yellow House and Cherríe Moraga’s Native Country of the Heart reveal the oft-overlooked daily life that fuels two storied cities.
“Wealth work” is one of America’s fastest growing industries. That’s not entirely a good thing.
A new report shows that state legislatures have been expanding their reach in preempting cities from localized regulation on issues like gun control.
A new study from the U.K. finds that although high-tech and digital industries spur job growth, less-skilled workers don’t even get spillover benefits.
A landfill of nearly 200 acres of trash grows daily and torments residents on the outskirts of Morocco’s largest city. No one knows quite what to do about it.
Two new studies have revived the long-running debate over how police respond to white criminal suspects versus African Americans.