A looming fiscal crisis raises another fear for US cities: State oversight and financial control boards

The pandemic economy could revive a fraught method for fixing distressed local budgets.

How America became over-policed and under-policed at the same time

"Residential segregation is central to all this," the author Jill Leovy says.

American renters need a lot more help to keep a roof over their heads

Cities are making their own plans for rent assistance, but they can't keep up with demand.

There's no real evidence that curfews work

Millions of Americans are living under the controversial policy.

Why you shouldn't confuse 2020 for 1968

Author and historian Rick Perlstein discusses the current limits on law-and-order politics.

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.