Community participation can be rough. Residents regularly chastise and yell at city officials, developers, and planners. I once attended a meeting where a speaker threw objects towards city council members. Groups use the legal system to obstruct individual project and broader plans. Opinion
Jun 10, 2014 By
Emily Badger examines the role of housing segregation in obstructing the promise of Brown v. Board of Education.
May 19, 2014 The Washington Post - Wonkblog
In November, the Urbanophile blog featured an interesting post on Chicago's public schools. Opinion
Jan 24, 2014 By
Back in November I wrote about my adventure to create a free massive open online course, TechniCity. The course officially launches on May 4th. Opinion
Apr 27, 2013 By
Segregated schools are an enduring problem in urban America. But with young affluent (often white) professionals flocking to cities, and enrolling their children in public schools, a historic opportunity exists to create diverse schools.
Apr 18, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
Large casino resorts in Atlantic City and Connecticut take a hit, as new, smaller and local casinos, attract gamblers from the surroundings areas. New York state officials are paving the way for more casino proliferation, despite some skepticism.
Oct 27, 2012 The New York Times
As a childhood Whitney Houston fan and former owner of her Greatest Hits cassette tape, her death revived memories of a 13 year old summer camper standing atop a twin bed belting out The Greatest Love of All into a hairbrush microphone. Opinion
Apr 11, 2012 By
Ben Hecht contemplates the currency of the digital age and how it will transform the cities we live in.
Mar 14, 2012 Living Cities
What is the relationship between car travel and health outcomes in the United States? Ariel Godwin and Anne Price challenge the claim that more time in the car decreases your health by looking at the impacts of education, income, and employment rates. Exclusive
Jan 16, 2012 By
With 79.7 percent of its residents with a bachelor's degree or higher, Palo Alto, home to tech giants Facebook and Hewlett-Packard, is the most educated city in California, reports Joanna Lin for California Watch.
Nov 16, 2011 California Watch