April 14, 2020, 5am PDT
Black and Latino Americans in the United States are dying from COVID-19 at a much higher rate than whites. The foundation for the tragedy has been laid for decades.
June 30, 2019, 11am PDT
"The gap between white and black home ownership is the widest since the New Deal."
December 3, 2018, 7am PST
According to a study, residential segregation and anti-black bias combine to devalue properties in majority-black neighborhoods by an average of $48,000 per home.
July 30, 2018, 10am PDT
Following reports that Black Americans owned homes in 2017 than in 1983, banker Teri Williams offers recommendations to diversify homeownership across the United States.
March 1, 2018, 7am PST
Despite the impression that young white people have reshaped cities' demographics, research shows that non-white Millennials account for the greater part of that growth.
February 28, 2018, 6am PST
There has been precious little progress over the past 50 years in bridging gaps of inequality for Black Americans.
February 24, 2018, 9am PST
Black Panther is a smash hit with critics and audiences. In addition to long-needed perspective about race, the movie has presented urbanism in a new light.
February 7, 2018, 2pm PST
Urbanist and advocate Kristen Jeffers decries the thinly veiled racism underlying complaints about D.C.'s dockless bikeshare program.
Greater Greater Washington
February 19, 2017, 5am PST
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
February 1, 2017, 1pm PST
Two studies bear out the idea that Black people face continued discrimination in transportation. They drive cautiously to avoid discriminatory traffic enforcement, and they're less likely to get picked up by rideshare.
March 19, 2016, 7am PDT
Black residents of Chicago are leaving for cities like Atlanta in massive numbers—away from the waves of crime tearing apart their hometown.
January 14, 2016, 8am PST
Is MSP really "Greater"? A brief look at the Human Ecology of Minnesota's Twin Cities reveals tremendous upside along with numerous challenges
January 3, 2016, 1pm PST
African-American migration may reflect an attempt to escape poverty-related social ills rather than an attempt to escape gentrification.
April 20, 2015, 9am PDT
An in-depth investigation by the Tampa Bay Times reveals that Blacks on bikes are targeted by police as indicators of larger crimes.
February 8, 2015, 11am PST
Planners have good reason to be thoughtful on the occasion of Black History Month. One blogger offers reflections and insight that should inspire thoughtfulness the rest of the year, too.
Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space
October 6, 2014, 8am PDT
Pete Saunders examines the urban base of African-American politics since the Civil Rights and how recent trends in urbanization will require a restructuring of political agendas in cities all over the country.
August 28, 2013, 12pm PDT
Fifty years ago today, participants in the March on Washington were seeking to narrow the economic gap between America's blacks and whites. After five decades, that gulf remains. Vauhini Vara explains how homeownership is partly to blame.