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.

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.