Ben Carson’s HUD is shutting down two of the largest housing projects in Cairo, Illinois, leaving the town’s fate to a higher power.
A sociologist interviewed hundreds of immigrants in New York, Barcelona, and Paris. Here's what he says those cities get right—and do wrong—when integrating foreign-born residents.
So far, it’s the only city in the world to publish a review of its progress toward the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The robotics industry is powered by high-tech centers as well as manufacturing hubs—with a distinct “Robot Belt” in the Midwest.
After the immigrant detention center in Raymondville closed down, the local economy took a dive. Officials hope its reopening will bring an influx of cash and jobs.
Many of the most consequential legal jobs are overwhelmingly concentrated in Washington. And for the most part, it’s not Trump’s Washington.
A proposal to ramp up security at the National Zoo would undermine a historic design that weaves nature into the lives of Washingtonians.
The financial constraints of major student loans make it harder for hundreds of thousands of Americans to buy their first homes. But so does a small technicality—one that the Federal Housing Administration could fix.
A new study finds that lawmakers hailing from districts with private immigration jails are more likely to introduce harsh immigration policy.
From food-delivery startups to mapping and co-living companies, technology focused on urban systems is drawing billions of dollars in venture capital.
Contracts that rent local beds to ICE for immigrant detention are spread out across the country—including in liberal counties.
Many homeless shelters are designed to house as many people as possible—not to empower them while they’re there.
A new generation of inexpensive, portable air-quality sensors is making it easier for citizen groups and individuals to monitor the air around them.
Want to know where the economy is headed? Look at Des Moines.
These high schoolers take their local government very seriously.
A new study investigates the intersection of climate change and real estate, and finds that higher elevations bring higher values.
New research sounds the alarm on how high levels of lead in topsoil can reduce birth rates.
For people of color watching over their shoulder this Independence Day, the fear of police interference harkens back to a historical moment with a much-too-benign label.
The Scandinavian country of bike lanes and wind turbines reveals its darker, intolerant streak.
Acclaimed urban geographer Richard Walker puts the Bay Area’s tech boom into historical and social context in his new book.
The HGTV show highlights more than just open kitchens and bickering couples