Eclipse Chasers Are Descending on OregonSmall towns have spent months figuring out how to handle a million extra people—and procure enough toilets.
“Run Them Down”Driving into crowds of protesters was a right-wing fantasy long before the violence in Charlottesville.
A Bargain at $5.3 BillionLos Angeles’ plan for an Olympics on the (relatively) cheap should change the games forever.
The Invisible Segregation of Diverse NeighborhoodsEven in remarkably integrated towns, like mine, true equality remains elusive.
Downtown Homeless Shelters Are DisappearingCities are getting pricier. Federal funding is getting scarcer. And Americans who need emergency shelter are suffering the consequences.
Why a Fire Like Grenfell Tower’s Is Less Likely to Happen in the U.S.We have a better culture of fire safety and more stringent regulations.
Trouble in America’s Country ClubCompanies are fleeing Connecticut. Home values are stagnant. What happened to the nation’s richest state?
The Subway That Warps Space and TimeNew York’s troubled system makes trips longer and days shorter. Who can fix it?
Fair Housing Still Has a Chance Under TrumpAn important rule, enacted late in the Obama administration, is just starting to knock down barriers in some of America’s most segregated places.
Boycott MiamiAnd every other spring-break destination that aids the Trump administration’s deportation plans.
The Siege of Sanctuary Cities Has BegunPresident Trump wants to turn local police into deportation agents and punish cities that don’t comply. What happens when they fight back?
Ben Carson Is an Insult to HUDThen again, the federal government has been mocking its own housing agency for half a century.
Why Detroit EruptedAnd what Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about 1967 gets right and wrong about its complicated history of civic abuse and unrest.
Is Techno Tourism What Detroit Needs?The Motor City is asking whether its history of electronic music can boost its fortunes. It should also ask what techno can do for Detroiters today.
What a Bar With Decorative Bullet Holes Really MeansIt’s shameful—and part of a broader gentrifying instinct to mine the past for authenticity.
San Francisco’s Civil WarYIMBYs! Socialists! The only thing the Bay Area’s tenant activists hate more than high rent is each other.
There’s No National Solution for the Housing CrisisYes, the rent is too damn high—but there isn’t one explanation and there isn’t one fix.
Housing Is Shamefully Segregated. Who Segregated It?Richard Rothstein discusses his new book The Color of Law.
The High Line ConundrumCharleston wants to emulate Manhattan’s selfie-ready linear park but avoid the displacement it wrought. Is that possible?
The Retail Apocalypse Is SuburbanCities will weather this concentrated economic downturn because they went through it 50 years ago. Their neighbors may not be so lucky.
No More RoadsRepublicans and Democrats can’t wait to pour money into our highways. That’s a dead end.
The Anything-but-Housing SecretaryOn Capitol Hill, Ben Carson revealed he’s barely interested in the mission of the department he’s about to run.
Cities Need a National Movement Against Conservative MeddlingGood news! The mayor of Tallahassee just started it.