Despite fears of declining social capital and lack of faith in civic institutions, the “new trust economy” is thriving in urban areas.
Not on their own, at least. To address the ever-more-complex problems afflicting cities, we’ll need a regional approach.
What do cities owe their taxpayers when businesses use their data?
The way back to political sanity runs though the cities—so it’s time for a national political party focused entirely on urban areas.
Most U.S. cities share their transit information freely, which helps trip-planning services and boosts ridership. But most German cities don’t. Should they?
To solve high school truancy, don’t suspend kids; compensate them.
A deadly arson in Baltimore raises a difficult question: Why can’t cities both house the poor and keep them safe?
From its shady financing to its spectacular design, Zaha Hadid's 666 Fifth Avenue captures the Trumpian moment.
In an age of growing alienation from civic institutions, the technocrats running many American cities don’t understand what old-style political machines once delivered.
In an era of geopolitical turbulence, urban leaders will have to demand representation at international institutions—or take more radical action.
Tracking gang conflicts on social media is controversial, but it can help community members and law enforcement get ahead of shootings—without arrest and incarceration.
Today’s reality begs for a more comprehensive understanding of the relations between states and localities.
The case for a new core operating tenet for local governments.