Urban

2014 Public Official of the Year: Michael Nutter

Under Michael Nutter's leadership, Philadelphia has gone from a city down on its luck to one that's known for innovation, smart urban design and sustainability.

A Big Bear in the Big City

As bears, cougars and other predatory animals range closer to cities, wildlife agencies are rethinking how best to keep both people and animals safe.

The Progress and Promise of Pittsburgh's Turnaround

After years of decline, the city is making gains, and Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration represents a new brand of politics that’s moving into big cities across America.

Long after Its End, Great Recession Still Plaguing U.S. Cities

The recession may have ended in 2009, but a new report shows that declining revenues and state aid are keeping many big cities from recovering.

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