Nation Topics - Urban Issues
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Filling the empty streets and turning pedestrian piazzas into true commons.
The indictment of Alex Sanchez, a revered gangbanger-turned-peacemaker, raises doubts about the LAPD and whether it should be released from a federal court order.
Who will be the next to die because our cities spend money on sports stadiums instead of basic infrastructure?
The mayor's budget plan would close libraries. The people say, Think again.
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.
A biography of Robert Clifton Weaver traces the life and times of an often misunderstood urban reformer.
Carl Pope and Van Jones discuss the issues and movements that have informed and inspired their lives and work.
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."
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