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8 hours ago
A story of gentrification in an already relatively white city.
The Seattle Times
Yesterday
Bikes are an important part of many people’s lives, and fostering a world where cycling has a place involves recognizing this diversity of experience.
Streetsblog Chicago
4 days ago
New home-buyers are a little older and a lot more likely to be single than they were 20 years ago.
CityLab
September 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Planners are giving shape to one of the potentially controversial aspects of the Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan.
MinnPost
September 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Called a 'sustainability fee' by Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, the proposed fee would apply only to households that have three or more registered vehicles, about 17 percent of county residents. The first two vehicles would be exempt.
Smart Cities Dive
September 5, 2019, 10am PDT
The idea of cities as components of larger megaregions has lost some of its popularity, Alon Levy looks at regions around the world to try to understand how useful the concept is in understanding cities and regions.
Pedestrian Observations
September 5, 2019, 9am PDT
The United States is still mostly populated by white people, but there are plenty of places where that is no longer true.
Pew Research Center
September 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Due to stagnant wages and the lack of affordable housing in many U.S. cities, even people with jobs are finding themselves slipping into homelessness.
The New Republic
September 4, 2019, 7am PDT
Skateboarding is becoming a legitimate part of the urban landscape by revitalizing public spaces and engaging young people and the broader community.
The Conversation
September 1, 2019, 9am PDT
What do traffic safety and gun violence have in common? A lot, as it turns out. In both cases, hard-hit neighborhoods tend to have suffered from historical disinvestment along racial lines.
Brookings
September 1, 2019, 5am PDT
One of the city’s biggest assets is its riverfront, but equity and inclusion need to be an important part of what development brings to residents and communities.
The Avenue (Brookings)
August 31, 2019, 5am PDT
Research questions and findings from Penn IUR's emerging scholars.
Penn IUR Urban Link
August 30, 2019, 5am PDT
Views about urban growth and decline often rely on statistics for metropolitan regions rather than cities proper. Here, Richard Florida looks at the fastest- and slowest-growing cities in America, separate from their metro areas.
CityLab
August 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new study examines mortgage lending practices in racially homogenous neighborhoods for clues about how those neighborhoods differ from the aggregate, national market.
Housing Policy Debate
August 27, 2019, 11am PDT
José Alzorriz was killed while waiting on a bike at a red light. An SUV, T-boned by a red light-runner, literally flew into him.
The New York Times
August 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is expanding outreach to homeless people in order to move them off the subway and steer them toward housing and social services.
Smart Cities Dive
August 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
In key areas like jobs and housing, the numbers show a definite Motor City rebound since the recession. But a closer look reveals uneven gains and weakness next to state averages.
The Detroit Free Press
Blog post
August 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?
Michael Lewyn
August 22, 2019, 10am PDT
Using a mid 20th-century painting as his point of reference, Benjamin Schneider points out that the vast, disruptive changes we often associate with San Francisco are only affecting the city's eastern side.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 22, 2019, 9am PDT
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development raises the burden of proof in cases of disparate impact, and provides additional defenses for defendants.
CityLab