Plogging combines running with trash picking.

Pick Up Trash While You Exercise. It's Called Plogging.

If the Swedish fitness trend is more than just a fad, it’s a win-win for everyone.

Mirna Vasquez hugs her teacher, Maria Victoria Mendoza, in her classroom in Brentwood, N.Y.

The Educational Crisis Among the Children of Immigrants

Anxiety and absenteeism are on the rise in public schools with large immigrant populations, according to a new UCLA study, and academics are suffering.

The Problem With America's New National Broadband Map

This long-awaited map looks like a precise picture of connectivity in America. Many people will find it doesn’t match what’s happening in their homes.

What Are Active-Shooter Drills Doing to Kids?

The psychological effects of realistic simulations could be dangerous.

Carlos Rodríguez, an evacuee from Puerto Rico, and Edna López, a family advocate, at Lancaster's San Juan Bautista Catholic church.

The Hurricane Refugees of Amish Country

Lancaster, Pennsylvania, is taking in hundreds of evacuees from Puerto Rico. For many, the transition has been a challenge.

Editor P.L. Prattis (center, in vest) and staff in the Pittsburgh Courier newsroom in the mid-1940s

Pittsburgh's Black Renaissance Started in Its Schools

From the 1920s through the 1950s, Schenley High, Westinghouse High, and other city schools graduated scores of black notables and anchored the neighborhoods around them.

A shuttered elementary school in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, west of San Juan. The government recently announced more than 300 public schools will be closed.

Why Puerto Rico Is Pushing to Privatize Its Schools

Pro-statehood leaders are re-envisioning the territory’s schools in the wake of Hurricane Maria. But the privatization process started before the storm hit.

A spectator raises Norway's flag and a horned helmet as gold medalist Marit Bjoergen celebrates on the podium.

This Was Team USA's Worst Winter Olympics in 20 Years

Here’s to doing better in 2022.

A man with a small boy on his shoulders walks through Villa 31, an informal settlement in Buenos Aires.

Letting Slum Residents Control Their Own Destiny

At UN-Habitat’s World Urban Forum 9, a pressing question was how to integrate informal settlements into the formal city. Community land trusts might be the way to start.

A teacher grabs a rubber training gun

Why I Won't Bring My Gun Into My Classroom

Educating can’t happen if the educators are armed. Here’s why.

New York Needs Gordon Matta-Clark Now More Than Ever

A new retrospective at the Bronx Museum highlights the legendary artist’s ability to bring disparate communities together in the spirit of radical creation.

The Wakanda Reader

Everything you wanted to know about Wakanda and urbanism, but were afraid to ask.

A ski resort in Colorado

The Geography of the U.S. Olympic Team

Despite the specialized nature of winter sports, Team USA in the 2018 Games hails from across the map.

Where Gun-Control Advocates Could Win in 2018

There’s a clear path to rebuilding a House majority that supports restrictive measures. It runs through America’s suburbs.

A family embraces as they say goodbye after a visit at San Quentin state prison in California.

Where American Kids Are In Crisis

Kids repeatedly exposed to violence, homelessness, and addiction are more likely to carry the long-term effects into adulthood. A new report breaks down the geographic and racial distribution of this trauma.

A sculpture of the Airbnb logo is pictured.

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of 'Disruption'

Tech analysts are prone to predicting utopia or dystopia. They’re worse at imagining the side effects of a firm's success.

Wang Qingsong (center) directed the re-creation of "The Bloody Clothes" in the ruins of a candy factory in Highland Park.

Socialist Art From China, Remade in Michigan

The artist Wang Qingsong has re-staged a 1959 artwork called “The Bloody Clothes” in Highland Park, a small city within Detroit.

Do You Understand Crypto?

CityLab tests your grasp of our virtual currency-filled future.

Oystein Braaten celebrates with a Norwegian flag after winning the men's ski slopestyle finals.

The U.S. Is Getting Crushed in the Winter Olympics

Meanwhile, smaller nations with cold climates dominate.