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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.

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New research shows teachers with high test scores also help kids get to college and avoid teen pregnancy. But what does it mean for teacher evaluation and pay? 

January 15, 2012

Governments are suspending the basic rules of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic in the name of emergency financial management.

December 14, 2011

The Occupy movement has always been more about doing than demanding and last week, OWS stepped it up another notch.

December 9, 2011

 Boulder voters reject corporate personhood, and move to replace private power with a public utility.

November 4, 2011

New York City’s new sex ed curriculum is based on real evidence: very young teens are having sex, and need to know how to stay safe.

October 26, 2011

President Obama is moving forward to reform NCLB unilaterally, but the House GOP has its own plan.

September 23, 2011

For the first time since the Vietnam War, mayors are calling for ending wars and redirecting funds to services at home.

June 21, 2011

The snow is mostly melted after a near-record storm immobilized much of New York for nearly four days last week. But before non-New Yorkers gloat -- beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of a crop of problems that are likely to be coming your way.

January 3, 2011

Our country has a pattern of losing its mind over issues that later turn out to be insignificant.

August 17, 2010

 A group of high schoolers investigate buses and cars idling longer than legally permitted.

August 11, 2010