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Communities along the corridor have fought expansion for decades, citing air quality and displacement concerns. Now, the agency says it's time to rethink the project.
LA Streetsblog
5 days ago
A study that made the rounds as a working paper at the beginning of 2019 has now been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
The Review of Economics and Statistics
May 5, 2021, 10am PDT
A program to pay property-tax increases of nearby homeowners is welcome, but "about ten years too late," one advocate says.
Next City
April 22, 2021, 5am PDT
The new D.C. Office of Equity has produced an evaluation of proposed changes to the D.C. Comprehensive Plan.
DCist
April 19, 2021, 9am PDT
While the southern end of the thoroughfare is seeing rapid redevelopment and gentrification, the northern end has yet to reap any benefits from the nearby projects.
WCPO
April 16, 2021, 7am PDT
A New York Times article explains and, potentially, introduces the community land trust concept, which has proven immensely capable of preventing displacement and foreclosures while advancing homeownership and racial equity.
The New York Times
April 14, 2021, 9am PDT
The erroneous belief that the negative impacts of interstate highways are simply "unintended consequences" fails to demand accountability for the project's failures.
The Metropole
April 13, 2021, 8am PDT
In its efforts to build a more environmentally sustainable region by prioritizing transit and transit-oriented development, cities in the Vancouver region also create displacement risks for people who already use and depend on transit.
The Tyee
April 11, 2021, 5am PDT
Despite operating on public right-of-way, food vendors claim that developers are pushing them out of established vending spots.
Curbed
Blog post
April 4, 2021, 7am PDT
Ideally, planners could balance homeowners' interests in zoning against the public good, liberalizing zoning when prices got too high. But this may be politically impossible.
Michael Lewyn
March 15, 2021, 6am PDT
The lawsuit over the controversial I-45 project, which has been plagued by local opposition, calls for a new environmental review.
Houston Chronicle
March 4, 2021, 9am PST
Thanks in part to an influx of remote workers, the Montana town faces soaring housing costs and practically non-existent vacancy rates.
High Country News
February 25, 2021, 7am PST
A prominently Black and low-income neighborhood in Louisville could gain a new tool for spurring local development—the law is intended also to control the effects of gentrification.
Louisville Courier Journal
February 23, 2021, 6am PST
The Boston Zoning Code is one of the first in the nation to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.
Shelterforce Magazine
February 18, 2021, 5am PST
The park's non-profit developer has engaged in a years-long community outreach process and invested over $60 million in community initiatives.
NextCity
February 15, 2021, 9am PST
One Atlanta neighborhood is experimenting with an ownership model that lets residents buy shares in a community-owned property.
Next City
January 13, 2021, 11am PST
The downtown freeway expansion will displace thousands of housed and unhoused residents and hundreds of small businesses.
Houston Press
January 13, 2021, 5am PST
New York City's groundbreaking Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Program will turn five years old in March. While some call for the program to be eliminated, others defend it.
City Limits
January 10, 2021, 11am PST
Limiting development has been a powerful tool for anti-gentrification activists, but have these policies had counter-productive effects?
The Atlantic
January 3, 2021, 5am PST
The U.S. Department of Transportation nominee acknowledged the impact the interstate highway system has had on communities of color and vowed to mitigate the damage.
Streetsblog USA