Churches are centers for community gatherings, but as less people remain affiliated to specific religions they need to adapt to continue connecting people.
Poorly built schools have detrimental effects on the students who attend them, but no easy solution is in sight.
A new scorecard for violence prevention in Los Angeles puts hard numbers on hard problems, and does it for every ZIP code in the sprawling city.
Faced with catastrophic test scores, Detroit's schools determined that poor reading lay below the surface and mobilized a corps from the community to tackle the problem.
The poor are fleeing our cities, but life is not always greener, even when affordable housing comes with a two-car garage.
Researchers say America's chronically underserved urban cores are an untapped market that can sustain private investment — and turn themselves around in the process.