In the wake of this summer’s tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, some lessons about diversity in suburbs. (CityLab)

How financial companies impose high costs on the families of prison inmates—and how regulatory and legal obstacles keep well-intentioned ex-offenders from finding employment. (The Leonard Lopate Show, PostEverything)

How do journalists keep themselves safe in warzones? (The New Statesman)

How a design studio and community development corporation are transforming housing in America’s poorest city. (CityLab)

Did the People’s Climate March represent the upwelling of a genuine global climate movement? (The Nation)