Media

May 17, 2016, 10am PDT
A media blitz scheduled for June 29, 2016 will offer an unprecedented display of "solutions-oriented journalism."
The New York Times
November 4, 2015, 6am PST
In Canadian cities, rising income inequality has been reflected in neighborhood polarization. The experience of Hamilton, Ontario, has been typical. Here, inner-city decline is now giving way to gentrification, displacing poverty to the suburbs.
Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership
October 2, 2015, 2pm PDT
A case study of media coverage in Connecticut finds a double standard between the CTFastrak and Interstate 84 projects.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign
September 24, 2015, 7am PDT
On the media's responsibility for narratives that enable displacement, rather than inclusion.
Grist
December 31, 2014, 1pm PST
CityLab gathered the best of its weekly #CityReads compendium for a list of the year's best articles about urban experiences.
CityLab
December 16, 2014, 9am PST
A new study by a sociologist at Louisiana State University examines the differences between qualitative and quantitative descriptions of gentrification. Even the New York Times, according to the study, reveals its bias.
CityLab
June 12, 2014, 7am PDT
The writing of Inga Saffron "makes an ardent plea for more critics willing to take up the mantle of urban citizenship," according to a recent article in The Architectural Review.
The Architectural Review
April 21, 2014, 10am PDT
Inga Saffron recently joined a very small group of architecture critics to win the Pulitzer Prize. What does her victory say about the state of criticism, especially built environment criticism, today?
Architect
Feature
February 20, 2014, 8am PST
A chronicle of the evolution of popular planning, drawn from data collected from the long history of Planetizen as a forum for discussion and reporting.
Ken Steif
October 9, 2013, 6am PDT
A city-hired consultant has recommended an expansion of the areas where digital billboards are allowed in Toronto. The sign industry claims the billboards contribute to “vibrancy” but critics argue they're an unwelcome intrusion into public space.
The Toronto Star
Blog post
April 4, 2012, 11am PDT

Last week my family and I took in the 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (more commonly referred to as the Cannes Commercials), the annual celebration of the best in filmed advertising. The winning ads were, as usual, an entertaining mix of the hilarious, risqué and the moving, and afforded the viewer the chance to be exposed to diverse film styles (and unfamiliar products) from around the world.

Michael Dudley
January 15, 2011, 1pm PST
Thomas Schielke, an architectural lighting expert, gives an inclusive overview of building facades that include media from the 1931 addition of color at the top of the Empire State Building to a 2010 building that converts brainwaves to light.
arclighting
June 7, 2010, 2pm PDT
A new 21-page report evaluates the efforts of ID, NH, MA, MN, OR, and VT to raise state fuel taxes from 2006-2009. Why did only two succeed? This analysis looks only at how the debates were played out in print media in each of the states.
University of Vermont Transportation Research Center
August 13, 2008, 9am PDT
More than a quarter of all local TV ad revenue comes from car companies. Could plummeting profits from SUVs mean even worse local news?
Streetsblog