Poverty

An app that plots the most beautiful route across cities made news earlier this month, but one commenter worries about how taking the more scenic route could make it harder to improve quality of life in the "less-than-scenic" sections of cities.
Jul 22, 2014   TheCityFix
David Moser pens a compelling essay that examines the ways in which sprawling auto-dependent land use patterns exacerbate poverty. As more low-income individuals and families are pushed to the suburbs, "this problem is gaining urgency."
Mar 13, 2013   Citytank
Bicyclists are hard to come by in South Africa. Two authors have gone in search of the reasons why a country with "so much poverty, often unwalkable commuter distances, and poor public transportation," lacks a larger bike culture.
Dec 31, 2012   Los Angeles Times
The Great Recession and its aftermath have taken a toll on most Americans, but as a new report from Pew’s Economic Mobility Project shows, it's been far worse for those that can least afford it.
Nov 16, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
New census data released last week made national headlines for its grim news on America's historically high levels of poverty. However, a new paper reads between the lines, and concludes that the country is making progress in reducing poverty.
Sep 16, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
A quick look at some of Brooklyn's demographic data illustrates a dramatic divide between the Borough's most wealthy and most poor - economic segregation at its extreme in America.
Aug 25, 2012   New York Daily News
Wage inequality does not tell the whole picture of the growing income inequality in the United States, writes Richard Florida, who examines the myriad other factors that may be driving this trend.
Mar 8, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
Advocates around the country, and around the world, think so, and they're making their case from Southern California to Scotland and South Africa.
Feb 24, 2012   Shelterforce
A new Brookings Institution report shows that places of concentrated poverty are getting worse due to unsustained growth nationwide and the suburbanization of poverty. Authors Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube expound on the findings.
Nov 6, 2011   The Atlantic Cities
As millions of rural poor move into Chinese cities, the country's legal residency system is making life difficult for the illegal rural migrants.
Aug 31, 2011   The New York Times
As aid programs continue to focus on battling poverty in cities, suburban areas are becoming the new front lines.
Aug 16, 2011   The Brookings Institution