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Jackson Rising

Still mourning Chokwe Lumumba, progressives gather to push his vision for worker-owned co-ops.

Inside the movement that’s pushing to make a living wage a reality in Seattle.

Riverton Houses

The New York real estate market has become a private equity playground, and the result has been a disaster for tenants and the market alike.

Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Chokwe Lumumba

The Jackson mayor had ambitious plans to bring “people power” and a “solidarity economy” to his city and state.

New York City’s new public advocate on homeless children, the former mayor and her office’s shrunken budget.

The Prager Zeile in Dresden, inspired by Le Corbusier's "unités d'habitation."

Do “smart” urban automation projects have more in common with Jane Jacobs or Le Corbusier?

Fiorello LaGuardia

Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.

Blogs

New York's Attorney General has issued subpoenas to a fast food company and is investigating several franchisees for what employees say is a rampant issue.

May 16, 2013

It’s time we update our definition of “home” so that co-ops aren’t just “small businesses.”

May 15, 2013

Amid speculation about the bombing, a great city and its people are responding to tragedy with a strength that is the stuff of poetry.

April 16, 2013

For men of color in New York, getting stopped-and-frisked is a daily reality. Will the courts do anything to change it? 

April 5, 2013

The fight in LA to house homeless disabled veterans—on land donated to the government for them—has moved to the courts.

March 25, 2013

The Republican governor seeks to give an “emergency manager,” not elected officials, authority over the city.

March 6, 2013

There is a special place reserved for the late New York City mayor in gay hell.

February 2, 2013

Seattle’s one-of-a-kind city program holds all public officials accountable for racial equity.

January 28, 2013

Two interviews have new resonance since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

December 20, 2012

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

December 7, 2012