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Urban Planning and Development
Urban Planning and Development news and analysis from The Nation
October 15, 2021
The LA Olympics Are Being Planned Behind Closed Doors
The city council is making arrangements for the 2028 games without public transparency or accountability.
September 17, 2021
We Are on the Precipice of a Housing Disaster
The average household debt burden has only grown during the pandemic—where is the legislative action?
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
September 15, 2021
The Resilience of India Walton
The union nurse from Buffalo is fighting to become the first socialist mayor of a major US city since 1960.
September 10, 2021
When It Rains in Detroit
Even an ordinary rainfall in the Motor City can prompt devastating floods, turning the fortunes of many upside down.
September 6, 2021
To Survive Climate Change, We Need to Rebuild the World as We Know It
Extreme weather events like Hurricane Ida prove that we need to rethink everything we think we know about the built and natural worlds.
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August 27, 2021
Cori Bush Is Determined to Save the Eviction Moratorium
She lit a fire under the Biden administration to keep people in their homes, but the Supreme Court ruling has renewed the housing crisis.
August 5, 2021
America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act.
Any serious effort to alleviate the real problems facing Americans will depend on progressives’ corralling Democratic unity.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
July 30, 2021
Welcome to Washington Square Park, Capital of Woke Bohemia
A vibrant new youth scene is taking shape in Greenwich Village. Some people want to shut it down.
July 16, 2021
All That’s Utopian Melts Into Asphalt
Utopia Parkway, which slices through the most diverse borough in New York, began as a dream of cooperative housing for poor Jewish immigrants.
July 14, 2021
Why Does Utopian Architecture Suck?
Our plans to rethink the built environment keep going awry.