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Economic Inequality

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
March 25, 2019, 9am PDT
A new paper examines the impacts of broad economic trends—like inequality, job markets, and migration—on housing markets in the nation's major metropolitan areas.
The Planning Report
January 3, 2019, 5am PST
The widespread Yellow Vests protests, which initially involved hundreds of thousands of protestors in November, are wrongly being interpreted as a movement against carbon taxes and climate action, rather than a revolt against social inequities.
World Resources Institute
July 10, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study shows that over the last several decades the price of real estate has been heavily influenced by the actual and anticipated effects of climate change.
CityLab
December 1, 2017, 10am PST
A city task force has proposed an ambitious public jobs program as a way to make an immediate impact.
Urban Edge
November 7, 2017, 11am PST
Overall, the value of American land is strikingly high. But it's the differences between and within cities that concern Florida.
CityLab
June 5, 2017, 6am PDT
A PBS NewsHour two-fer: an interview of urbanologist Richard Florida conducted in a walking tour of New York's famed High Line in the gentrifying West Chelsea neighborhood, a fitting backdrop for his new book, "The New Urban Crisis."
PBS NewsHour
January 4, 2017, 12pm PST
Along with commute time reductions, expect significant rent increases resulting in some displacement of current residents around the three new Second Avenue Subway stations, according to a new report.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
November 29, 2016, 6am PST
In the election's wake, Richard Florida compiles some telling statistics on the nation's threatened middle class. It's on the decline, yes, but it's also becoming more segregated into certain cities, often in the Sunbelt and Rust Belt.
CityLab
November 19, 2016, 9am PST
If you believe sprawl just magically happened, here's something that visually suggests otherwise.
Modern Cities
September 2, 2016, 1pm PDT
New research from Trulia finds that an "economic convergence" of housing markets is not happening: the housing rich are getting richer, while the housing poor are getting poorer.
Trulia
July 6, 2016, 11am PDT
The New York Times devotes significant ink to an argument against the use of zoning laws as tools of anti-growth politics.
The New York Times