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Across the border from San Diego in Tijuana, a spontaneous urban space is taking shape off the radar of city planners, as an affluent city sheds its aging houses and its pieces are reassembled into creative dwellings for the poor.

The greenest way to lift the country out of a deepening recession is to put people to work building mass transit.

Nation contributor A.C. Thompson discusses vigilante violence in New Orleans in the days after the Hurricane Katrina.

Patrick Markee and Lizzie Ratner report from a New York intake clinic for homeless families in the Bronx.

With homeless rates at record highs, America needs a bold new housing policy.

A biography of Robert Clifton Weaver traces the life and times of an often misunderstood urban reformer.

Rep. John Conyers expressed concern and a California activist group called for investigations of vigilante violence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Both the perpetrators and victims of violent attacks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina share their stories in vivid detail.

Hysteria over looters in the storm-ravaged city had grave unintended consequences. Justice must be done.

Did New Orleans police play a role in the grisly death of Henry Glover?

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May 5, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

April 8, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015

A supporter of public schools and teachers pushes Democrats to get on the side of the future.

April 3, 2015

Chuy challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel and insider Democrats.

April 1, 2015

Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015