Cities Now Use Taxes to Fight Blight. Is It Working?

Land use experts question whether vacant property taxes are the right way to spur development.

Eric Garcetti on Presidential Bid: America 'Needs' a Mayor

Garcetti, who won reelection as mayor of Los Angeles last year, has made no secret of his presidential ambitions. In an interview, he suggested a mayor would be more pragmatic and "decent" than President Trump.

The Opioid Crisis' Side Effect That Anyone Can Feel

Dirty needles left behind by drug users have become so prevalent in parks that some public health agencies are leaning on citizens to clean them up.

'Pedal Pubs' Gain Popularity, Putting Cities on the Spot

Bar-hopping party bikes, which let a dozen or more people pedal through popular destinations, don’t fit neatly under traffic laws.