St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
All cities tell a story. But who decides what Baltimore’s next story will be?
As large spaces where different sectors of the city converge, stadiums are sites of social and political struggle.
We can begin where we live, because our neighbors and neighborhoods shape us in ways that are invisible but invigorating.
Housing-justice movements ask: How can unhoused people be considered trespassers on state-owned land?
Houses without people, people without homes: New York has invested in empty storefronts and empty districts, even as most New Yorkers suffer.
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
In Delhi—a city of 17 million people—7.2 million residents already qualified for food aid before the pandemic. After, the numbers skyrocketed.
A politics of rage does not equate emotions with irrationality or impulsive behavior, but can affirm equality, claim agency, and ask for justice.
The dueling crises of the pandemic and police brutality have brought many problems to the surface of our society and made them impossible to continue to ignore.
Crisis Cities brings together some of the world’s leading social scientists and humanists to grapple with the 2020 crises of our cities.
Could architecture and design transform a place like Gaza, and do so with justice? One of Sorkin’s last projects tackled exactly those questions.
In Detroit today, politicians promise that real estate development—coupled with police violence—will guarantee the city’s spiritual redemption.
Not simply a roof over one’s head, public housing nurtures its inhabitants’ demands for an even greater stake in the life of the metropolis.
Tech does not arrive in a city to save it. Instead, tech’s financial success depends on dismissing and exploiting existing disparities.
Why did Americans start distrusting small towns? The answer is one book, in which a woman moves from the city—and loses her freedom.
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
Covid-19 spread so rapidly because urbanization is now planetary: connecting disparate territories through flows of goods and people.
In a recent French novel, an ordinary woman inadvertently becomes a drug kingpin—and does so by learning to see anew Paris’s urban landscape.
Unless inequality and segregation are broken, wealthy white communities can always abandon everyone else.