Richard Hambleton was a pioneering street artist in 1980s New York. His haunting works didn’t call attention to the city’s high crime—they piggybacked on it.
Cities are supposed to be the antidote for America’s growing racial divides. But diversity isn’t enough.
Minibus startups like Chariot aren’t succeeding. But transit shouldn’t be judged on whether it turns a profit.
The much-lauded buffet of haute restaurants is almost exclusively white in a breathtakingly black city. That’s a big problem.
We need to get smarter before the next major disaster.
After his profanity-laced tweetstorm went viral last week, Portland student librarian Alex Halpern found himself speaking up for his embattled profession.
World leaders are negotiating a global compact on refugees. Urban leaders need a seat at that table.
Some urbanists believe large cities should subsume the small black cities in their orbit. But that won’t erase a legacy of discrimination.
What would society be like if health insurers and public bodies invested as much in encouraging social encounters as exercise and good diet?
A former Democratic mayor argues that his party’s grip on urban politics needs to end.
There are two things that I want desperately: justice, and better public transit.
Cities are rightfully concerned about losing well-educated residents and high-paying jobs. But sometimes, they come back.
A bipartisan plea to stop “othering” those living on the economic margins.
PPPs hold big promise for projects in urban America—if Congress eliminates regulations and perverse incentives.
If you live in a mid-sized city like Akron, the battles over Airbnb and Uber have likely had little impact on your life.
Yes, it’s an obscure maritime law that you might not have heard of before this week. It’s also helping to protect the lives of U.S. sailors.
The city’s rise as a global innovation city reflects decades of investment in emerging technology, a new Brookings report says.
How a preservationist looks at Baltimore’s ongoing battle over its public memorials.
For older, inner-ring suburbs in the Northeast and Midwest, the best hope often lies in merging with the city.
If cities are going to sell the farm to Amazon, then the proceeds better benefit the entire community, especially those who can easily be left behind.