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Urban Planning and Development
Urban Planning and Development news and analysis from The Nation
May 19, 2017
It’s Time for the Government to Give Everyone a Job
A new plan from CAP is a promising first step.
May 9, 2017
Trump’s Budget Betrays His Supporters. Here’s One That Doesn’t.
The People’s Budget would strengthen the middle class and promote economic security for all.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
April 24, 2017
Meet the Radical Workers’ Cooperative Growing in the Heart of the Deep South
Cooperation Jackson is trying to build an alternative economy for the city’s majority-black residents.
March 29, 2017
Trump’s Climate Order May Make it Harder to Prepare for Natural Disasters
The president rolled back two directives meant to protect communities from the effects of climate change.
March 27, 2017
The Civil Rights Movement Had One Powerful Tool That We Don’t Have
Without it, activists will have to find new ways to bring about change in 2017.
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February 3, 2017
Jane Jacobs’s Radical Vision of Humanity
For the great urbanist and social critic, the planning of cities was always an ad hoc affair.
February 2, 2017
Barack Obama Radically Expanded Our Appreciation of African-American History
By preserving sites that have been central to the black experience, Obama helped revitalize our civic religion.
Robert Greene II
January 30, 2017
In the Age of Trump, Cities Will Lead the Way Toward Increased Economic Opportunity
Five steps New York City has taken to fight inequality and encourage more equitable growth.
January 6, 2017
Public Transportation Is a Necessity. Why Does New York Price It Like a Luxury?
It’s time for the city to subsidize MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers.
David R. Jones
December 28, 2016
Trump’s Transition Team Is Stacked With Privatization Enthusiasts
If these officials get their way, America’s schools, roads, prisons, immigrant-detention centers, and critical social-insurance programs will soon fall into private hands.