Berlin's Senate has approved a sweeping reform of the city's housing policy, limiting rents on close to 400,000 public housing units to no more than 30 percent of a household income.
Nov 16, 2015   CityLab
A long and ranging article in the New Yorker surveys non-fiction, art, and other manifestations of intellectualism for insight into the plight of the city—to always be cast in some manner of morality tale.
Oct 8, 2015   The New Yorker
Recent controversies over high-priced restaurants and cafes in formerly working class neighborhoods reveal the deep connections between food and cultural identity.
Oct 6, 2015   Pacific Standard
The streets of New York lived up to their infamous reputation this week with two viral videos that seemed almost too perfect.
Sep 25, 2015   The New Yorker
On the media's responsibility for narratives that enable displacement, rather than inclusion.
Sep 24, 2015   Grist
A proposal to design a park at the 11th Street Bridge between Capitol Hill and Historic Anacostia includes a through study of how the new park can connect two neighborhoods without leaving anyone behind.
Sep 23, 2015   Greater Greater Washington
As people and jobs stream into the district, downtown's long-simmering problems butt up against vigorous urban renewal. Crime is up, but so are property values.
Sep 23, 2015   Los Angeles Times
After billionaire landlord Dan Gilbert commissioned a mural, less-legal works in Fairey's style began showing up around the city. Detroit's case against the artist brings gentrification's ironies into focus.
Sep 22, 2015   CityLab
Unsurprisingly, an editorial titled "Gentrify East New York" provoked a strong response from the public.
Sep 21, 2015   Crain's New York Business
Gentrification is neither a quick nor an easy study—as many Planetizen readers know. But what has been discovered thus far, and what obstacles to more understanding need to be overcome?
Sep 20, 2015   The Washington Post - Wonkblog
The satirical site The Onion has been consistently roasting the contemporary conversation about urban living.
Sep 18, 2015   The Onion