The fall of urban violence since the 1990s was a public health breakthrough, as NYU sociologist Patrick Sharkey says in his book Uneasy Peace. But we must go further.
Cities have a key role to play in confronting climate change, and it starts with shared mobility—and taking back the streets from the private car.
Wyoming fares best; Nevada the worst. No state has an adequate supply of homes for its poorest renters a new National Low Income Housing Coalition report finds.
Since the announcement that Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, we are likely to hear a lot about the city’s Red past. But this pick was not about socialism.
When cities like New York and San Francisco pay late on contracts to homeless services providers, vulnerable people pay the price.
The narrative of big-spending government programs isn’t quite right. The New Deal took great strides to encourage private investment.
The reasons for granting the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club of New Orleans an annual waiver on blackface during Mardi Gras are growing paler by the moment.
Despite the fact that Chicago has been losing African-American residents at record rates, the city will elect a new black mayor for the first time since 1983.
James Baldwin, Ousmane Sembène, Maya Angelou, and the dynamic discussions they provoke help a young writer find her tribe at a film screening series in Nigeria.
I was the editor of the Rocky Mountain News when it folded in 2009. A decade later, I’m concerned that more local journalism will suffer the same fate.
Urban leaders need to kick the incentive habit and take a more inclusive approach to growing local economies.
Dismayed by your city’s lack of affordable housing? Want to help counter the damage of urban renewal? Consider volunteering at your local public housing agency.
Most serious urban violence is concentrated among less than 1 percent of a city’s population. So why are we still criminalizing whole areas?
Around the World Day of Social Justice, we should consider why cities pay poverty wages, and why 28 states can preempt local efforts to raise the minimum wage.
Since 2012, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has shined “a spotlight on the stadium so brightly that saving it seems like the only option.”
Utah’s SB 34, aimed at increasing the state’s supply of affordable housing, may hold lessons for booming cities of the Mountain West, and beyond.
The mega-company has bucked dealing reasonably with New York City, Seattle, and any community that asks them to pay for its freight.
From Instagram stunts to Edison bulbs, why do so many cities’ marketing plans try to convince people that they’re exactly like somewhere else?
The original New Deal included a bold attempt to rethink suburbia. We can still learn from it.
With new tools and financing methods, preservationists could save endangered spaces without alienating those who should share our cause. Here’s how we can adapt.
In Kenya’s capital, the extensive security measures that have always divided the city—once by race, now by class—have grown even more extreme.