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Urban Planning and Development
Urban Planning and Development news and analysis from The Nation
September 15, 2022
The Federal Reserve Attacks American Workers
Notes from Inflation Economics 101.
September 6, 2022
Jim Crow Infrastructure and the Jackson, Miss., “Water Crisis”
To understand why more rain means less drinking water in Mississippi’s capital, you need to look to the state’s racist past—and the present malign neglect of its Black citizens.
August 31, 2022
The ACLU Fights for Minneapolis
Though international attention has waned, the battle over policing here still rages. Several lawsuits by the ACLU cut to the heart of what’s at stake.
August 25, 2022
Searching for Local Identity in “The Bear” and “Chicago Party Aunt”
The FX drama and Netflix animation both attempt to embody the city of Chicago. That’s an increasingly difficult task when the city itself is a jumbled simulacrum of its own past.
August 12, 2022
California Needs to Think Outside the Box on Homelessness
Restricting encampments doesn’t get at the root of the problem.
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August 11, 2022
Philly Tenants Are Fighting on the Front Lines of the Low-Income Housing Crisis
As rents skyrocket, cities can’t afford to lose low-income housing like West Philadelphia’s UC Townhomes.
August 10, 2022
The Bloody Money Trail From the Qatar World Cup to the LA Olympics
Qatar is a human rights nightmare, but LA power brokers preparing for the 2028 Olympics don’t seem to care.
July 27, 2022
10 Years On, London’s Olympic Legacy Is in Shambles
Much like the country’s politics, the aftermath of the 2012 Olympics has been a mess.
July 22, 2022
The Best Economists Uber Could Buy
Why would some of the world’s leading economists overstate driver incomes?
July 12, 2022
Buffalo Community Activists Show How to Fight Gerrymandering
From the folks who backed India Walton, a community-led approach to redistricting.