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There's more to the legend of Jane Jacobs than her showdown with Robert Moses.
 

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.

Blogs

What does a publicly traded corporation do when its defense-contracting business is flat? Move more aggressively into the privatization of city services. 

December 13, 2013

Chicago’s commitment of almost half a billion dollars to privatize its transit fare collections sweated greed from every pore—and it doesn’t even work.

December 10, 2013

De Blasio won with NYC voters "regardless of race, gender, age, education, religion or income." 

November 5, 2013

Watch for the signs of changing political tides this Election Day.

November 5, 2013

With de Blasio coming out on top in last night’s debate, Republicans regroup for future attacks. 

October 16, 2013

Chicago’s parking meter deal doesn’t just sell off city assets—it uconstitutionally sells off the city’s very power to police itself.

September 5, 2013

Paper backs Christine Quinn as heir to Bloomberg. But do Democrats really want more of the same?

August 26, 2013

And it's time for Congress to recognize that.

July 22, 2013

Bankruptcy will dramatically alter Detroit's future. Yet, Michigan’s governor seeks it without consulting the voters.

July 18, 2013

From public housing to living wages, how can New York rebuild as a more equal, just city? 

December 7, 2012