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While the vast majority of cities saw an increase—or no decrease—in neighborhood inequality since 1990, nearly 30 regions became more equal. But paper equality can be problematic when the rich simply up and left town.
11 min ago   Urban Institute
This piece from the Vancouver Sun advocates using land value capture taxes to fund transit and related improvements. Such a tax would target speculation, the author writes, rather than productive activity.
2 hours ago   The Vancouver Sun
While Amtrak's century-old Hudson River rail tunnels may capture the public's attention, particularly when they are closed, infrastructure problems on the Northeast Corridor also plague the line from Rhode Island to Washington, D.C.
4 hours ago   The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
Hazel Borys chronicles an Arctic expedition adventure, rife with environmental insights. If you ever wondered what it felt like in the olden days to receive dispatches from explorers off in distant mysterious lands, maybe it felt something like this.
19 hours ago   PlaceShakers
Haiti's weak government and heavy foreign aid presence has led some to refer to it as the "Republic of NGOs." Satellite explored how this dynamic plays out in the small city of Fort-Liberté, which has been shaken by recent protests over electricity.
20 hours ago   Satellite Magazine
According to an audit, the Denver Moves plan hasn't lived up to its goals, mainly because of a poor showing in the city's budget since implementation in 2011.
21 hours ago   The Denver Post
Two authors agree that housing policies in the War on Poverty have failed. Are those policies too progressive, or not progressive enough?
22 hours ago   Market Urbanism
Everyone has heard about Silver Lake, the Mission, and, of course, Brooklyn. But what about East Village, NuLu, Fondren, and Haymarket? Hipsters are everywhere! These are the top hipster neighborhoods—the Brooklyns, if you will—in all 50 states
23 hours ago   Thrillist
To make a strategic assessment of the St. Louis region, the 7th edition of "Where We Stand" ranks the largest 50 metropolitan areas on more than 200 variables.
Yesterday   East-West Gateway Council of Governments
As the nation becomes more racially diverse, so too do the suburbs.
Yesterday   Brookings: The Avenue
The American Planning Association has released new information on the role of planners in providing safe routes to parks.
Yesterday   American Planning Association