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Bill de Blasio

The New York City mayoral candidate talks labor issues, climate change, the NYPD and the legacy of A-Rod.

The citizens of one of our largest cities are being shut out of the decisions that will affect their future.

Chicago school closing protest

A resurgent protest culture fights back against Rahm Emanuel’s austerity agenda.

Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

New York City Hall

Residents in four New York City districts had the chance to allocate funding for community improvement themselves. Can participatory budgeting make American democracy less lonely?

City manager

Unelected individuals are taking control of whole cities and school districts, from Flint to Benton Harbor to Detroit.

A progressive labor slate has won a historic legislative victory, overturning the traditional Democratic machine.

John Lindsay’s New York—and what it can teach us about neglected urban problems.

Urban biking

The Complete Streets movement is helping city residents reimagine their roads.

The Obama-Boehner budget's ban on abortion funding for DC is a stark reminder that district residents still aren't treated as equals in American democracy.

Blogs

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

A bipartisan team of power brokers is fighting for the 2024 Summer Olympics to come to Washington, DC. Here is why we should resist.

January 6, 2015

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

July 11, 2014

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014

Christie’s former top political aide and the governor’s spokesman dispute each other’s recollections.

May 16, 2014

Some of the key actors may be nearing a deal for immunity in order to tell what they know.

April 10, 2014

Looks like the US attorney is calling witnesses to testify, on both Bridgegate and the Hoboken charges.

April 5, 2014

The New Jersey governor may have acted illegally in diverting $1.8 billion from the Port Authority to pet projects in the state.

April 2, 2014

Pressure mounts for the New Jersey governor.

March 19, 2014