Why didn’t the fall of former Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams on fraud and corruption charges doom his reform-minded agenda?
Local jails in smaller counties are seeing enormous growth. A new report explains why.
“The spectacular nature of the fire may be a one-off, but the conditions that made it possible are not.”
Louisiana just passed a suite of prison-reform bills, but that may not put a huge dent in incarceration rates.
The deal: $400 a week to stay in school. Is it worth it?
A new retrospective looks at a group of young photographers who infiltrated academic slide libraries with radical images of a changing city.
Charter schools have fueled school resegregation in urban America.
Firms in places with more tolerant laws, new research indicates, attract more talented workers and file more patents.
A floor-by-floor preview of the Smithsonian’s National African American Museum of History and Culture
Many cities are rethinking how they discipline students, but old practices remain in some neighborhoods.
Food insecurity has become normalized among American adolescents—who are also particularly vulnerable to its risks.
China’s capital is instituting a process for migrants to call the city their home. But who does it really benefit?
The New Orleans Bounce music legend has been caught in the crosshairs of the city’s complicated housing policies.
A new report identifies 50 places where schools are geographically adjacent but resourcefully juxtaposed.
A look at the country's burgeoning "arrival cities"
”People look around and think, ‘Boy, things are expensive.’ They don’t realize that they’re expensive because of decisions that the local government makes.”
What happens to all those stadiums?
Mayor de Blasio’s proposed “ban” on the disciplinary measure may not be a ban at all.
How the city’s vision for a networked infrastructure system will make its inequality problem worse
How a $3.1-billion project is a boon for Rio's richest