Single-family zoning hurts a lot of people. In Minnesota’s largest city, reformers put them front and center.
Behind the dry-as-dust name is a powerful (and controversial) tool for financing urban redevelopment. Here’s a quick guide to understanding TIF.
In Stockton, California, city and law enforcement leaders are attempting to build trust between police and communities of color. Why is this so hard to do?
Untangling these related but different problems is important, because the tactics for solving one won’t work for the other.
Since a diversion program, Project Reset, started in Manhattan, district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. says that prosecutions for low-level offenses have halved.
Cities with more black residents rely more on “policing for profit”—using traffic tickets and fines as a larger source of revenue.
Ed Logue was a powerful agent of urban renewal in New Haven, Boston, and New York City. But his plan to build low-income housing in suburbia came to nought.
A comic artist’s take on what the future of transportation might really feel like.
Housing plans by Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg intend redress for racist redlining housing practices, but who will actually benefit?
A violence-prevention initiative in Tallahassee is also training low-income youth for jobs that contribute to the city’s climate adaptation plan.
The climate protest movement Extinction Rebellion is facing a backlash after disrupting commuters on the London Underground.
Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods saw a crime decline, but recently, their violent crime rates have rebounded while other areas continue to improve.
The pioneering French designer and architect is the subject of a new retrospective at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.
Pete Buttigieg's former chief of staff, James Mueller, is vying with a Republican challenger to be the next mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
The sentencing of Catalan independence movement leaders triggered a day of demonstrations in the capital of Catalonia—and more unrest may be coming.
The official celebration of Native Americans represents the fruits of a decades-long effort that’s playing out in city halls and statehouses.
Local officials from across the U.S. are gathering to discuss ways to address the affordable housing crisis but, they say the federal government must do more.
Can Steven Reed, the first black mayor in Montgomery, Alabama, reconcile the city's civil rights legacy and racial justice needs with its Confederate past?
The tech industry has improved people’s individual, private lives. But it has not necessarily benefited their communal ones.
Wildfire risks have led the embattled California utility PG&E to order a preemptive electric grid shutdown, leaving more than 2 million at risk of losing power.