This week's protests have already led several US cities to remove racist monuments

It's happened in Philadelphia, Alexandria and Birmingham.

How China's growing cities are adapting to pressures on housing and transport

The country's rapid urbanisation offers some lessons for urban planning.

The pandemic economy could revive one of America’s ugliest fights over local control

Professor Kim Phillips-Fein explains today's parallels with New York City’s financial disaster in 1975.

A very American form of essential work: Gun-violence prevention

There's another epidemic in American cities, and it's only gotten harder to address.

In cities like Baltimore, municipal elections are a show that must go on, somehow

The pandemic has changed nearly everything about campaigning locally.

The pandemic is pushing US city budgets into a new age of austerity

Economists warn that local budget cuts could counteract federal stimulus money.

Slums are becoming a focal point of the Covid-19 outbreak

The coronavirus poses a special threat to these poor, dense, underserved communities.