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Urban Planning and Development news and analysis from The Nation
July 14, 2021
How a Harlem Skyrise Got Hijacked—and Forgotten
The fate of June Jordan’s visionary reimagining of Harlem, like the “progressive” design for IS 201, shows that when it comes to Utopias, the key question is always: “Whose?”
June 30, 2021
Extreme Heat in Portland Is an ‘Acute Disaster on Chronic Disaster’
Physical infrastructure, social services, labor protections—in the Pacific Northwest, none of them is designed with extreme heat in mind.
June 24, 2021
Will the Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan Turn Out to Be a Bridge to Nowhere?
There are things to like about the reported deal. But progressives must make sure ambitious “human infrastructure” proposals are included in a reconciliation package.
June 14, 2021
Brad Lander Knows How to Achieve the Big, Bold Structural Changes That Will Transform New York
The urban planner running for comptroller argues that the city can drive innovation and change by leveraging its financial power and influence to serve the people.
June 14, 2021
We Don’t Need Science Fiction to Avert Climate Catastrophe
Europe is showing the world that a clean-energy transition is possible with existing technology.
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June 4, 2021
Bernie Sanders Is Fed Up With Republican Obstruction—and Democratic Caution
“If Republicans don’t want to cooperate,” he says, “then, yes, we have to move forward without them.”
May 28, 2021
The Great Outdoors Was Made for White People
As summer beckons, let’s think about how to create more inclusive outdoor spaces.
Marya T. Mtshali
May 26, 2021
The New York Story Is Not the Real Estate Story
Massive overdevelopment and warehousing apartments for the wealthy were killing New York even before the pandemic. So why are none of the mayoral candidates talking about that?
May 7, 2021
Climate Justice Is About More Than Just Fossil Fuels
A true commitment to climate justice is much broader: It necessarily entails building local resilience to climate impacts.
April 29, 2021
Jamaal Bowman Explains How Progressives Will Make Biden’s Presidency Even Bolder
In response to the president’s address and in an exclusive interview with
, the new congressman calls for transformative change.