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Urban Planning and Development
Urban Planning and Development news and analysis from The Nation
August 30, 2017
New York’s Subway System Could Be a Force for Equity and Sustainability
So why have elected officials let it molder and fall apart?
August 29, 2017
The Solution to Our Housing Crisis Is to Let Communities Own Property
Community Land Trusts keep the focus of development on the actual needs of a neighborhood.
June 26, 2017
African Americans Have Lost Untold Acres of Land Over the Last Century
An obscure legal loophole is often to blame.
June 20, 2017
This Is How the Trump Administration Will Privatize Our Infrastructure
Public-private partnerships have been disasters for American cities. Naturally, Trump loves them.
June 19, 2017
Another Terror Attack in London, as Grief and Anger Build in the Wake of the Grenfell Tower Fire
The conflagration was a lethal consequence of years of putting profit before people’s lives.
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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.