Detroit People’s Food Co-op, opening later this year in a food desert, is an example of a community-driven project.
Prodded by Michelle Obama and other government leaders, Walmart and other major US retailers vowed to build hundreds of stores in food deserts. What happened?
Philadelphia WikiSalon May.
Avery Jensen at Wikimedia Commons
While most Wikipedia editors are volunteers, some are employed by Wikipedia. The Science History Institute's Mary Mark Ockerbloom offers insight into the "Wikipedian in residence" program.
Throngs of Santa Barbara News-Press readers, rallying in 2006.
AP Photo/Michael A. Mariant
The health of American democracy could be at stake.
Cashless payment systems are not socially neutral. They discriminate against the ‘unbanked’.
As cashless societies become a reality, we're starting to see this technological revolution has a dark side.
Mural at Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City, Queens, New York, a longtime industrial and transportation hub that now is rapidly redeveloping.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Many homes, parks and businesses in US cities stand on former manufacturing sites that may have left legacy hazardous wastes behind. A new book calls for more research into our urban industrial past.
A safety guard watches as parents walk with their children along a safe passage route on the first day of school in Chicago in 2013.
Following a fatal beating of a student, Chicago started a Safe Passage program in 2009 to ensure students get to and from school safely. Nine years on, how is it working?
America's gun violence debate is at a fever pitch – but it's part of a much deeper cultural reckoning.
A self-portrait of the artist Thomas Eakins, one of the most celebrated painters in American history.
National Academy Museum, New York
If we’re going to grasp what makes Eakins' art so tragically powerful, we should be honest about the man who made them – and the impulses that drove him.
Making things happen in Philadelphia
New research shows how cities are tackling the issues usually dealt with by states and the federal government
Will there be brotherly love in Philadelphia next September?
In late November, the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis is going to visit the United States of America for the World Meeting of Families that will take place in Philadelphia at the end of September 2015…