To ask what kind of city Los Angeles is today is, also, to wonder what kind of city it could be tomorrow.
“There are a lot of basic things that America has still not accepted in terms of how to live a happy urban life.”
In 1910, the new mayor didn’t promise speed, but pledged “to do all our limited means permit to make Milwaukee a better place for every citizen.”
For decades, South Asian architecture was impelled by the promise of a new society after empire. Now, such buildings are being demolished.
“As often the most vulnerable in our cities, immigrants face struggles that reflect the wider landscape of housing precarity.”
"Often, the question of which place-names stick is about which ones hit our ears right."
Since its beginnings, skateboarding has always been multicultural—and always provided ways to resist rigid US norms and borders.
Ten years ago today, Spain’s “15M” movement burst on the scene. In short order, everything changed. Or has it?
Revealing the multiple histories of disability justice can expand how we think of and design the places we build.
How to explain the miracle of an institution as gargantuan, complex, and pivotal to society as “government”? Watch Frederick Wiseman’s City Hall.
All cities tell a story. But who decides what Baltimore’s next story will be?
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.
In Delhi—a city of 17 million people—7.2 million residents already qualified for food aid before the pandemic. After, the numbers skyrocketed.
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.
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.
Fixing the American housing crisis will require constructing more houses, but also increasing subsidies and protections for existing tenants.