News and Features
Richmond Mayor Douglas Wilder discusses the need to focus on rebuilding American cities from the inside out.
Loan-sharking has resurged with global force, cutting across class, race and regions: we're all in the ghetto now.
Manhattan's El Barrio is facing an uphill battle against a private equity firm attempting to displace low-income residents in a struggle which reflects a growing crisis.
Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss the issues and movements that have informed and inspired their lives and work.
Jim Newberry, Mayor of Lexington, Kentucky says, "The presidential candidates absolutely must have an urban agenda."
The blowback of housing deflation on our overleveraged financial markets has seriously constricted the flow of credit--the lifeblood of the world's largest debtor economy.
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has turned New Orleans into a tragic Tale of Two Cities.
As the world mourns the loss of Benazir Bhutto, it would be myopic to focus only on Islamic-inspired violence and on Pakistan. For all of post-independence history, South Asia has been a region drenched in blood.
"Because Washington has no urban agenda, the cities in this country are doing poorly. Unemployment is up. Faith in the economy has gone down. Crime has gone up."
"Our cities across this country are proud. They have a great history. But like a boxer, they've taken one knee, and they have to bring themselves back."