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While recent crackdowns on street vending suggest it is a problem to be fixed, the reality is that street vendors energize urban spaces and make them more accessible for everyone.
Curbed
Yesterday
U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) offers perspective on the U.S. housing crisis, the scale and complexity of which he argues demands affirmative federal action.
The Planning Report
6 days ago
The city of Clovis, California, didn't become 70 percent white by accident, according to the plaintiffs for a lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court.
Fresno Bee
November 13, 2019, 1pm PST
When a town doesn’t have a grocery store, it means people don’t have access to food. But grocery stores also play an essential social and economic role in rural places. Community stores are trying to fill in the void.
The New York Times
November 12, 2019, 12pm PST
It's not suburbs vs. cities but inner vs. outer suburbs that determined the outcome of elections in Virginia last Tuesday that flipped the General Assembly from red to blue.
The New York Times
November 11, 2019, 11am PST
Cities are built by men, and so too often urban design does not reflect the needs, perspectives, and realities of women.
BBC
November 11, 2019, 6am PST
New research out of the University of Virginia makes the case for walkable neighborhoods as incubators of economic mobility.
University of Virginia
November 8, 2019, 12pm PST
The New York Times notes the gentrification of Fort Greene, but caters to the people would looking for places to live in the neighborhood.
The New York Times
November 8, 2019, 11am PST
The city worked with the owners of an apartment building to maintain lower rents so longtime residents would not be displaced after renovations.
Detroit Free Press
November 8, 2019, 8am PST
Toronto approved a ten-year poverty reduction strategy in 2015, but the policies and programs included in that plan still require budgetary commitments.
The Star
November 8, 2019, 7am PST
In 2017, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities raised fares but also started a program for low-income riders to help ease the burden of travel costs.
Pioneer Press
November 8, 2019, 5am PST
With concerns about gentrification sometimes, and in some places, dominating the discussion, it can be difficult to advocate for revitalization.
Shelterforce
November 7, 2019, 2pm PST
An elevated highway destroyed an African American community in Syracuse, New York. Is just removing it enough?
The Washington Post
November 5, 2019, 9am PST
The differences in the ways people who live in the city spend their time versus the way people who live in suburbs spend their time are few and small.
CityLab
November 5, 2019, 7am PST
Construction of a border wall would have grave social and environmental consequences, but retailers with clout are not stepping up as they have when other places have been threatened.
High Country News
November 4, 2019, 1pm PST
A summer program incorporated adaptive bikes into the region’s bikeshare network as a first step in making the system accessible to more riders.
Next City
November 4, 2019, 6am PST
Aging in place means fewer homes for young homebuyers, according to a new report by Redfin.
Redfin
November 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Ascension Parish, Louisiana, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along I-10, would look like a typical affluent, growing suburb, if it weren't for the toxic pollution emitted from nearby petrochemical facilities.
The Advocate
November 1, 2019, 12pm PDT
For many residents, Santiago's subway system and its fare hikes became a nexus for anger over deeper inequities across Chilean society.
CityLab
November 1, 2019, 10am PDT
The Golden State's ongoing homelessness crisis has residents on edge and is testing the limits of empathy in a state known for its liberal values.
The New York Times