As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.
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?
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.
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.
The mayor's company created a “coalition” to promote its interests in the Comcast-NBC merger, proving itself an agile peddler of influence in Washington.
Wall Street is rolling in cash again, but the rest of the city is still stuck in the Great Recession.
Nation Writing Contest Winner: Students and workers pay the price in the decline of Detroit's automobile industry.