On the media's responsibility for narratives that enable displacement, rather than inclusion.
Sep 24, 2015   Grist
As the nation abandons old-school West Virginia coal, a scarred and cratered landscape remains. Can residents build a new economy and overcome the legacy of an often-brutal industry?
Sep 18, 2015   Grist
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.
Jul 27, 2015   Grist
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.
Jul 2, 2015   Grist
More raw housing stock is only the first step. Without comprehensive transit, the value of density can't extend beyond the city center.
Jun 22, 2015   Grist
By some measures, Seattle's geography makes other cramped cities like Boston and San Francisco seem positively agoraphobic. New Transportation Director Scott Kubly has vowed to keep Seattleites moving through its many bottlenecks.
Jun 15, 2015   Grist
In a mover that came to a surprise to United Nations observers, the international body reached agreement on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD+, initiative.
Jun 15, 2015   Grist
Ben Adler of Grist makes a convincing case of why we should stick with gas taxes and not switch to a road usage charge, as Oregon will do July 1 in a limited program. Tax what you burn, not by how much you drive, he argues, to get the best results.
May 18, 2015   Grist
The 13-point 'Progressive Agenda' announced by high profile liberal political leadership earlier this week neglected environmental policies. Can progressives get two birds with one stone?
May 16, 2015   Grist
A writer for a national environmental publication searches for middle ground in the climate change policy debate.
Apr 5, 2015   Grist
Commentators often say an influx of wealth is transforming American cities. But if prosperity is really still suburban, what are the consequences for the environment?
Mar 19, 2015   Grist