6 days ago
Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Emanuella Groves ruled that the city's HealthLine must use civilians, not police, to check tickets.
November 14, 2017, 6am PST
As many wonder whether the nation's multi-decade crime decline will continue, research suggests that community groups and local nonprofits have played a larger role in that story than they're given credit for.
July 24, 2017, 12pm PDT
A Next City article argues that investing in job programs and other public goods would do more to make those communities safe than investing in police departments.
July 3, 2017, 1pm PDT
Across the nation, suburban homeless populations are growing. Many of these communities are unprepared to shelter or serve these growing populations.
March 28, 2017, 6am PDT
From London to Los Angeles, the punk movement was always an urban phenomenon. But punks needed to fight hard for a place in the cities they called home.
March 21, 2017, 2pm PDT
Majority-white neighborhoods like West Town and Lincoln Park are among the most popular for biking in Chicago, but they’re not in the top ten neighborhoods for bike tickets.
January 15, 2017, 7am PST
The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) has prohibited local municipalities from painting a blue line down the middle of streets near police stations. State and local governments are pushing back, saying the prohibition "defies common sense."
May 3, 2016, 10am PDT
A May Day march on Sunday that turned violent provided the opportunity for the Seattle Police Department to deploy its bike squad for crowd control, and in more ways than you might think.
December 17, 2015, 11am PST
From ALPR cameras mounted on garbage trucks to IMSI catchers such as Dirtboxes and Stingrays, local authorities have increased exponentially the amount of electronic surveillance, with little regard for the basic principles of privacy.
April 20, 2015, 9am PDT
An in-depth investigation by the Tampa Bay Times reveals that Blacks on bikes are targeted by police as indicators of larger crimes.
August 18, 2014, 6am PDT
A post by Brookings explains how the racial tensions and violent clashes between police and protestors in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson are a symptom of common contemporary archetype: the impoverished suburb.
December 27, 2013, 9am PST
By expanding its transit and cycling infrastructure and creating pedestrian-friendly streets, L.A. is improving access to alternative forms of transportation. But in the city's most walkable area, police are out to prove the car is still king.
September 6, 2013, 12pm PDT
Philadelphia's police force has increased the proportion of police on foot in its most violent neighborhoods. Not everyone likes the new presence, but the change has has achieved remarkable reductions in violent crime.
July 30, 2013, 7am PDT
Police in the New Jersey town of Woodbury are going to extraordinary lengths to bust drivers for failing to yield to pedestrians.
June 11, 2013, 2pm PDT
Last year, Chicago experienced a surge in gun violence that drew national attention. So far this year, shootings and crime are down significantly thanks to a mix of tactics employed by city leaders. Is the drop in crime sustainable?
November 7, 2012, 8am PST
The intersection of Yonge and Harbour is just one example of the dangerous conditions that confront Toronto’s pedestrians daily. Are the police to blame for the city’s lack of pedestrian safety?
August 16, 2012, 6am PDT
Next time you suggest your child goes outside to play, you might want to make sure they're not packing chalk. Josh Harkinson looks at the nationwide crackdown on chalk art. It's not just adults being cited.
August 7, 2012, 9am PDT
Peter Hermann describes the police force's efforts in D.C.'s up-and-coming areas to put a stop to crime and congestion before it even occurs.
August 11, 2011, 11am PDT
As riots engulf London, the role of technology in cities and crime-fighting comes into the spotlight. Some wonder whether this could usher in the age of facial recognition in cities.
May 20, 2011, 7am PDT
Geomapping data is helping police in cities address problem areas, improve unsafe intersections and improve overall efficiency.