Where Corrections Meets Connections
People trying to stay connected to their loved ones in New York's jails and prisons must travel great distances and navigate intimidating rules and requirements.
Where School Meets Prison
As police personnel and machinery have settled into New York City schools, the line between school discipline and criminal punishment has become blurry.
Growing in the Gaps
In post-bankruptcy Detroit, planner Maurice Cox and his interdisciplinary team are making vacancy an asset, revitalizing through preservation, and listening to residents who know the city the best.
See and Be Seen
When safe space is hard to find, art and events collective Papi Juice gives queer and trans people of color a home — and a soundtrack — for the night.
Queer, New Urban Agendas
In London, as in New York, forces of development and displacement threaten nightlife spaces of significance for the LGBTQ+ community. How can municipal governments help?
Walk the Walk
For decades, city governments have pledged to clear neighborhood streets of crime and police abuse in the same stroke. But can community policing deliver on its promises?
Rising rents mark the “straightening” of gayborhoods like Greenwich Village. What role does queer presence play in cycles of urban redevelopment and displacement?
Design Around the Edges
In the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, an architect and planner forges connections and fashions safety in fifteen neighborhoods.
Young residents of Brownsville, Brooklyn, look for safety amidst persistent poverty and crime, as well as community organizations determined to change the neighborhood's narrative.
Board to Death?
Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.