Quantcast

Nation Topics - Urban Issues | The Nation

Topic Page

Nation Topics - Urban Issues

Articles

News and Features

An effective progressive movement must start in cities.

Urban centers are by their nature spawning grounds of progressive politics.

Some progressive municipal officials have jumped beyond the boundaries of their communities to address state and national issues.

Progressive cities in a conservative sea.

A bipartisan dialogue in this election year? In New York City? During the Republican convention?! We always knew those folks at The New School were a little nutty.

Hidden in a Census Bureau report on poverty released in late August is a factoid with significant political and social consequences. Poverty has moved to the suburbs.

I could hardly believe it when I heard Jane Jacobs was still alive and
that she had written a new book, Dark Age Ahead, at the age of 88.

Seeing the limits of living-wage laws, activists seek a raise for all workers.

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