US cities saw a spike in homicides in 2020, but historical data shows that economic conditions don't offer a simple explanation.
New research addresses a question that's incredibly difficult to answer and may hold clues to solving the affordable-housing puzzle.
The new US DOT, says urban planner Steven Higashide, understands that street-level changes, repeated at scale, can add up to a country that is greener and more just.
Cities can make parks feel safe and accommodating for housed and unhoused residents alike. A new toolkit shows what that looks like.
Homicide rates across 34 large US cities increased by 30% last year. If that holds true nationwide, it will eclipse the previous record for a single-year increase.
Faced with a homelessness crisis and a commitment to fund alternatives to policing, the city council voted to create new supportive housing that operates with money diverted from the police budget.
Republicans are renewing claims that federal aid to states will amount to red states bailing out blue ones. Covid-era budget data shows that's not the case.
Anthony Orlando of the Economic Roundtable discusses new report findings that the pandemic could cause twice as much new homelessness as the 2008 Great Recession.
From public transportation to affordable housing to infrastructure, the new US president has outlined a wide range of initiatives that will profoundly affect how cities recover from the pandemic – and beyond.