What can squatting—occupying otherwise unoccupied buildings without any title, right, or payment—teach us about how cities work?
Anthropologists and other scholars are delving into the plight of urban communities where people struggle to meet their nutritional needs. In the process, these researchers are discovering the power—and limits—of self-reliance.
Polio retains a foothold in Pakistan—and will likely continue to do so as long as basic health services are neglected.
The outhouse of a 19th-century Boston brothel might not be the first place you’d think to look for revealing clues about the past—but maybe it should be.
Long considered by Europeans to be void of archaeological riches, Timbuktu is a treasure trove of ancient human history.
The sleep patterns of the homeless reveal the vulnerabilities of street life.