An interest in the life of cities — urban politics, communities, education, the built environment, transportation — drives much of our work on Tropics of Meta.  Our writers have discussed issues such as gentrification, economic development, housing, and race in cities ranging from Chicago to Raleigh, and we have featured a series of photo essays that explore the landscapes of numerous American cities.




Las Vegas

Los Angeles

New York

San Diego

Queens: Transportation City

Large Variety

A Day in the Life of San Diego