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Gentrification news and analysis from The Nation
June 26, 2017
The Economic System That Made the Grenfell Tragedy Possible
In the UK—and in the US—public goods like affordable housing have been neglected to dangerous degrees.
May 30, 2017
This City Helped Pioneer the Fight for $15. Can It Revolutionize Housing Rights?
Seattle renters are mad as hell—and they’re not going to take it anymore.
March 30, 2017
Silicon Valley Has a Homelessness Crisis
If you’re not part of the tech boom, good luck finding affordable housing.
November 4, 2016
This Small City Has a Plan to Fight the Silicon Valley Housing Crisis
A ballot initiative in Richmond, California, could help determine whether rent control makes a comeback in the Bay Area.
November 1, 2016
Working-Class New Yorkers Are in Danger of Going Extinct. So Is Our Accent.
I’m a proud, fifth-generation New Yorker with a strong outer-borough brogue. I’m also probably the last.
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September 30, 2016
Leopoldine Core’s Concrete Jungle
In her new collection, Core evidences a serious concern not just with what happens in a story, but also where it occurs.
September 26, 2016
Black Charlotte Is Frustrated—and That’s by Design
The Queen City has boomed in recent years. But its growth and prosperity has only hardened a racial divide established decades ago.
September 1, 2016
What Happens When a Homeless Shelter Opens in a Gentrifying Neighborhood?
A shelter opening in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has some residents outraged.
August 26, 2016
Warren Hinckle’s Truth-to-Power Journalism and Politics Broke the Conventional Wisdom
As the editor of
, he helped shape the radicalism of the 1960s, and kept on challenging injustice and “professional megabuck politics.”
August 17, 2016
One Community’s Resistance Will Be the Rio Olympics’ Longest-Lasting Legacy
dromo may have suffered mass displacement for the Olympic Games, but they have survived and emerged as a symbol that you can fight Rio’s City Hall and win.