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Black Lives Matter
150th Anniversary Events
Urban Planning and Development
November 9, 2015
Standing Up for Migrant Workers in the Gulf, 1 Installation at a Time
For the artists in the activist group Gulf Labor, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi epitomizes the conquest of art by corporate interests.
October 30, 2015
What If Your Tap Water Was Too Polluted to Drink?
This sorry state of affairs is the daily reality for too many Americans.
October 22, 2015
The 5 Books You Need to Read to Understand Gentrification
Here’s how it works.
October 20, 2015
How a Gentrification Scam Threatens New York’s Community Gardens
Shady developers know one easy way to build luxury condos: Claim ownership of communal land.
October 2, 2015
Can Community Land Trusts Solve Baltimore’s Homelessness Problem?
Vast numbers of Baltimore’s buildings are uninhabited. Could a new model of ownership put them in the hands of communities?
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September 22, 2015
The Ferguson Commission Issued 189 Calls to Action. Will Missouri Listen?
Rev. Starsky Wilson, a member of the Ferguson Commission, discusses its key findings and the prospects for change.
September 16, 2015
The University of Texas Just Handed Out a $6 Million Golden Parachute
The nation’s biggest college sports program just paid its new director $6 million to quit.
September 15, 2015
What if You Couldn’t Talk to Your Own Landlord?
New York City’s Housing Authority has only six employees dedicated to managing language services across the 400,000-tenant system, and only two of them speak Chinese.
September 3, 2015
Stadiums Ruin Neighborhoods
But for the first time in 60 years, a sports megastructure will not dominate Atlanta’s skyline south of Downtown. Can activists help make the area livable again?
August 29, 2015
August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina Strikes the Gulf Coast
“Faith-based disaster relief is no substitute for an effective, organized, rapid government response.”