More than 70 million Americans hold low-wage, precarious service jobs. We must make these jobs a pathway to the middle class.
A historic brewery on the St. Lawrence River will become a new mixed-use district, with a large share of subsidized and below-market-rate housing.
It’s getting easier for city residents to use technology that can report bad drivers who block bike lanes. Welcome to the self-surveillance era of traffic safety.
Millennials are already in debt and without savings. After the next downturn, they’ll be in even bigger trouble.
Underground Railroad participation is hard to prove. Activists battling to save 227 Duffield Street from demolition say its fate will show what New York values.
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.
Now partnering with the NFL, Jay-Z centers wealth-building in his activism, as many African Americans have before him—but without much success.
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.