The URC’s new Urban Objects Series is bringing you the hidden histories behind the everyday stuff we encounter, but never think about.

In these short-length articles, we peel back the political, and urban significance of some famous, some infamous, and some rarely thought about urban objects.




Coming May 3rd: Flooding

The ones who suffer most are the ones least responsible.


When Tolls Take a Toll

How sustaining the lifeblood of America can fall at the feet of those who are already struggling to make ends meet.



Lawns: A Troubled Past

How the humble lawn had an impact on American expansion.