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Flint Water Crisis
Black Lives Matter
Urban Planning and Development
May 2, 2016
Making Sense of the Boston Public Schools Walkout
The Boston Public Schools have been under sustained budget cuts for several years. This year students decided they'd had enough.
April 29, 2016
No Plumbing, No Protection: The Story of Milwaukee’s Evicted
Many of the worst symptoms of American poverty are rooted in the instability brought on by eviction, according to a new book by sociologist Matthew Desmond.
April 26, 2016
The Key to Making Economic Development More Equitable Is Making It More Democratic
How Oakland and other cities are experimenting with efforts to make local residents active participants in the development process.
K. Sabeel Rahman
April 11, 2016
Can Neighborhoods Be Revitalized Without Gentrifying Them?
Baltimore’s new housing plan could provide a form of neighborhood uplift that benefits communities, not developers.
April 5, 2016
How Banks and Developers Collude to Get Rid of New York’s Affordable Housing
Granting huge mortgages on rent-regulated buildings doesn’t make financial sense—unless lenders know buyers will kick out existing tenants.
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April 1, 2016
Private Infrastructure Contracting May Be a Quick Way to Round Up Capital, but Does It Create Lasting Jobs?
To avoid “disaster capitalism,” community organizations need to be deeply involved.
March 30, 2016
There Goes the Neighborhood: How the Gentrification Machine Really Works
Mayor de Blasio’s plan to rezone East New York is his way of controlling the gentrification machine—so what does the zoning plan actually look like?
There Goes the Neighborhood
March 22, 2016
This Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget Shows That Bold, Progressive Ideas Are Feasible and Sensible
The remarkable CPC People’s Budget
is an urgent call for the kinds of bigger, bolder reforms that can make our lives better.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
March 21, 2016
What I Saw in Flint
Residents have lost faith in the system, but they are also ready to fight.
Rep. Keith Ellison
March 18, 2016
The Landmark Housing Deal That Could Help Quell New York’s Affordability Crisis
Mayor Bill de Blasio
s plans for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning could bring relief to numerous rent-pinched New Yorkers—unless Governor Andrew Cuomo
s own plans get in the way.