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.
Seattle is poised to become the first U.S. city to allow nurse-supervised heroin use. But the pushback has been relentless.
The company WeWork will launch a school that teaches young children to be entrepreneurs.
Senator Cory Booker recently introduced a bill that some say doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell in today’s Congress. Here’s why he’s pushing it forward anyway.
Ten years ago, anything less than $200 million had little hope of connecting the public and private sectors in the U.S. Now public-private partnerships are driving modernization for many cities—and sometimes controversy.
The BeltLine is making the neighborhoods in its path too expensive. Can a proposed inclusive housing bill help?
The Victoria and Albert Museum will conserve a chunk of the Robin Hood Gardens estate—a symbolic death knell for the ethos behind the city’s postwar public housing.
We went to a Better Angels workshop to see if Americans still knew how to talk politics without trying to kill each other.
Local organizers are pushing hard to get rent control on a spring referendum—but can their efforts succeed?
A federal law was supposed to put an end to the use of local zoning rules as tools of discrimination. It hasn't.
Philadelphia is supposed to be the city of brotherly love and criminal justice reform. Why is Meek Mill back in prison?
Exposure to the toxin leads to higher risk of miscarriages, new research finds, in addition to other long-lasting effects.
Cities are supposed to be the antidote for America’s growing racial divides. But diversity isn’t enough.
Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center will bring a surge of investment to a long-troubled neighborhood. Why aren’t the residents celebrating?
Civil rights groups are fighting the suspension of a HUD rule they say helps low-income families move to better neighborhoods.
It’s tough to break in to entrenched political systems, even at the local level. Here’s how four women navigated these dynamics in Queens.
A group in New York is calling for a fee on all gig-economy transactions in order to provide workers with benefits like paid sick leave.
Universities don’t just produce human capital and innovation. They also promote democratic values in their communities, according to a new study.
A new nationwide poll shows that African Americans are more often feeling discrimination not in suburbs but in urban neighborhoods.
After 100 years, the Supreme Court decision "Buchanan v. Warley" still haunts us.