Civil Rights

June 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
A photo series documents some of the many different U.S. streets named to honor MLK.
CityLab
May 12, 2016, 9am PDT
While the Justice Department and North Carolina duke it out over proper access to bathrooms, many places, including the White House, have designed gender-neutral bathrooms that address many of the problems associated with sex-segregated bathrooms.
The New York Times
August 20, 2015, 1pm PDT
The Center for Public Integrity has released a report criticizing the EPA's environmental justice competence. In only 12 cases has the agency taken official action on behalf of communities affected disproportionately by polluters.
Next City
August 10, 2015, 6am PDT
Twenty-five years have passed since the United States approved a civil rights law with broad and positive affect on the build environment as we've come to know it.
Curbed
July 7, 2015, 2pm PDT
A developer is claiming that the New Jersey borough of Upper Saddle River violated its "civil rights" to provide housing in a New Jersey community.
The Record
January 20, 2014, 5am PST
Across the U.S., hundreds of streets are named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unfortunately, many reflect the poverty and segregation that King fought to reverse. A non-profit is trying to transform them into sources of pride and inspiration.
The Washington Post
October 8, 2013, 6am PDT
The New York Times editorial board praises the Sept. 26th decision of the N.J. Supreme Court to uphold the 1983 landmark, affordable housing, anti-exclusionary zoning principles known as Mount Laurel and reject the appeal by Christie and 11 towns.
The New York Times - Opinion
October 7, 2013, 10am PDT
The NAACP is probably not the first advocacy group you think of when it comes to supporting walking and biking. But the civil rights organization encourages increasing physical activity in minority communities to help reduce childhood obesity.
DC.Streetsblog
November 12, 2012, 5am PST
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently launched a new information-sharing initiative designed to help local public agencies and state departments of transportation manage their Federal-aid Highway Program projects.
Public Roads
October 25, 2012, 10am PDT
"Since the beginning of 2011, 180 bills restricting voting and voter registration have been introduced in 41 states. Over 70% of the electoral votes needed to win the 2012 Presidential election will come from states with new restrictive voting laws."
Shelterforce Magazine
July 29, 2011, 10am PDT
Transportation is increasingly a major civil rights issue, according to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which argues that federal funding disproportionally serves car drivers.
Wired
September 27, 2010, 9am PDT
Arlington County's litigation of construction of three High Occupancy Toll lanes based on civil rights violation (because of exposure to air pollution of those living near I-95/395) has prompted the bi-partisan wrath of 2 of VA's top state senators.
The Washington Post
July 20, 2009, 1pm PDT
The city of Washington, D.C. learns its police checkpoints aimed at reducing crime in hot spots are unconstitutional.
Washington Post