Gentrification

August 5, 2015, 12pm PDT
Rising rents and competition with chains are taking their toll on Manhattan bodegas, a mainstay for hispanic neighborhoods for their fresh and ethnic foods. As their numbers decline, chain stores increase, and Walk Scores drop.
The New York Times N.Y. / Region
August 5, 2015, 6am PDT
Let the debate ensue about the accuracy (not to mention the appropriateness) of the "Gentrifier Calculator" exercise.
Slate
August 3, 2015, 6am PDT
Can a neighborhood still call itself Chinatown when everyone living there is wealthy and white? Beset by rapid gentrification, longtime residents of D.C.'s Chinatown fight to keep their homes.
The Washington Post
July 31, 2015, 10am PDT
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
Thrillist
July 30, 2015, 8am PDT
Central districts have been surging back since the 1980s. But in most cities, the upper third of earners still favor outlying areas and are underrepresented closer to downtown.
City Observatory City Commentary
July 27, 2015, 8am PDT
The general principle is simple: more density equals lower prices and less environmental impact. But suburbia's imprint is deep, both on cities themselves and on how we expect to inhabit them.
Grist
July 16, 2015, 6am PDT
An article in City Observatory's City Commentary sheds light on an underreported fact of life in some parts of the country: suburban displacement.
City Commentary
July 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
Last year, the "innovation district" rose to prominence as a way to describe urban knowledge economy epicenters. This report from Bruce Katz and Brookings describes how the phenomenon continues to evolve.
Brookings
July 2, 2015, 2pm PDT
Aspiring-to-be-hip cities across the county tout themselves as the "next Brooklyn." Ben Adler argues not only the Brooklyn is a lousy model for revitalization but also that hipster-led gentrification does not lead to overall prosperity.
Grist
June 30, 2015, 2pm PDT
The latest installment of a series titled "Field Notes from Gentrified Places," written by Vinson Cunningham, focuses on the city of San Francisco.
McSweeney's
June 30, 2015, 7am PDT
The familiar tales of expensive living in U.S. cities like San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver gain a little perspective when compared to London. Or maybe London just provides a crystal ball to the future of those cities and others like them.
The Observer
June 24, 2015, 5am PDT
Blessed with an innate resilience, Philadelphia's brick rowhouses risk disrepair and redevelopment. Local nonprofits are looking for ways to keep this resource equitable.
Next City
June 22, 2015, 9am PDT
More raw housing stock is only the first step. Without comprehensive transit, the value of density can't extend beyond the city center.
Grist
June 18, 2015, 10am PDT
A pattern of opposition to housing projects that leads to the underdevelopment of land has contributed to a housing shortage in San Francisco, writes planning consultant Jim Chappell.
UrbDeZine
June 15, 2015, 1pm PDT
Do we ever reach a point as a community wherein our problems are behind us? Sorry, but no. If anything, it gets more complicated.
PlaceShakers
June 15, 2015, 6am PDT
The big market forces of Los Angeles long ignored Elysian Valley, colloquially called Frogtown. But now the neighborhood has hip cachet and residents are organizing to have a say as the area changes.
Los Angeles Review of Books
June 8, 2015, 2pm PDT
Danya Henninger reports on the local controversy over a pop-up beer garden in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Point Breeze.
Billy Penn
May 31, 2015, 5am PDT
With its eclectic music scene, Asheville, North Carolina is a popular spot for street musicians. They can bring a vibrancy the town might suffer without. But some residents fear a rise in panhandling and homelessness.
The New York Times
May 29, 2015, 12pm PDT
Would you like a cerveza with that? A hip neighborhood in Chicago will play host to the first alcohol-serving Taco Bell. Isolated incident, or the future of fast food?
Chicago Tribune
May 26, 2015, 9am PDT
The Denver Post reports that a forgotten corner of Denver is showing signs of recovery from the foreclosure crisis.
The Denver Post