Stories about places on the edge
A week of stories about borders, real and imagined.
The flimsy pages and patriotic designs betray just how many security measures are hidden inside.
The controversial campaign of U.S. drone strikes has been intensely focused on small northern Pakistani communities near the Afghan border.
An Italian project maps how climate change is now shifting the nation’s boundaries.
The predominately white, prosperous city of Gardendale hopes to secede from its poorer, more diverse school district.
The structures both define and devalue a fabled Pittsburgh neighborhood.
In working-class north Denver, a $1.2 billion cut-and-cover project may transform the neighborhood that the highway once isolated. But some residents fear they'll be left behind.
When workers emigrate to the U.S., the regions they leave behind often adopt identities that straddle borders.
The economic clustering of cities often ignores the lines drawn on maps.
Architect Teddy Cruz and political scientist Fonna Forman want to turn the line between the U.S. and Mexico into a site for creative problem solving.
From the mule-drawn trolley of the 19th century to the rails ripped out by Mexico in the 1970s, tales of the El Paso–Ciudad Juárez streetcar still echo today.
To resist the current political peril, just boost the urban voter turnout, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.
Where immigrant populations live tells us a lot about how they improve the U.S. economy.
As Jane Jacobs preached, large-scale highways, parks, and big buildings can all divide communities, discouraging street life and sucking the life out of cities. Here’s how to spot (and fix) them.