Cities & Communities

Editors' Picks

  • The Revolt of the Cities

    During the past 20 years, immigrants and young people have transformed the demographics of urban America. Now, they’re transforming its politics and mapping the future of liberalism.

  • Immigration and America's Urban Revival

    The evidence favors a hypothesis many Americans reject: Immigration has helped reduce crime and revitalize city economies. 

  • Blind to the Future

    Chris Christie and the Republican default on public investment. 

  • Urban Policing, Without Brutality

    Cincinnati has emerged as a role model of policing reform—but even the best-in-show has a long way to go.

  • Metropolis Unbound

    Traffic congestion, unaffordable housing, water and air pollution, social segregation -- these are the everyday costs in suburb and city alike of the geographic expansion of cities. But North America also offers alternative models and policies that show us what cities and neighborhoods could become.

  • The Ruse of the Creative Class

    Cities that shelled out big bucks to learn Richard Florida's prescription for vibrant urbanism are now hearing they may be beyond help.