January 6, 2011, 2pm PST
Reporter Jarrett Murphy gets behind the curtain to reveal that the Obama administration is actually doing quite a lot for cities - just very, very quietly.
July 13, 2009, 11am PDT
The White House is setting forth on its long-planned mission to craft a federal urban policy program. The effort kicks off with a daylong conference today.
April 29, 2009, 2pm PDT
During the campaign, Obama promised U.S. mayors that he'd create an Office of Urban Policy. But indications so far are that the office is facing a significant downgrade, writes Dayo Olopade.
January 17, 2009, 9am PST
Barack Obama has announced the three members of the "urban issues" arm of his incoming cabinet. <em>Grist</em>'s Ryan Avent takes a look at Shaun Donovan, Ray LaHood and Adolfo Carrion and what they may mean for urban policy.
December 15, 2008, 11am PST
Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion is expected to be named secretary of the newly created White House Office of Urban Policy.