Equity

August 23, 2018, 12pm PDT
The tax allocation district set up to capture development value created by the Atlanta BeltLine has fallen short of its intended goals for creating and preserving affordable housing.
NextCity
August 17, 2018, 11am PDT
Levees can save towns, but they can also push water downstream making floods worse, meaning that if wealthier places are protected, it’s sometimes at the expense of poor communities.
ProPublica
July 25, 2018, 2pm PDT
In New York, SNAP recipients to get access to Citi Bikes at discount like DIVY riders already do in Chicago.
Fast Company
July 17, 2018, 9am PDT
While California's tendency toward drought is on temporary hiatus, homeowners flush with equity again feel enabled to install pools at record levels.
The Orange County Register
July 16, 2018, 8am PDT
Solo drivers who paid a variable toll to use the 10 and 110 freeways in Los Angeles provided $1.4 million to assist in the purchase of the nation's first electric double-decker buses, to be operated by Foothill Transit
CityLab
July 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city of San Jose's Broadband and Digital Inclusion Strategy is leveraging the private sector to ensure broad inclusion of new Internet technology.
Smart Cities Dive
July 1, 2018, 5am PDT
Whether or not U.S. housing is affordable comes down not only to cost but also to wages. Both vary dramatically from city to city.
The Brookings Institute
June 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
Lime Bike will be available at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, a first for bike share in the US.
Fast Company
June 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
Washington, D.C.'s Metro is trying a cashless bus pilot that will last until December.
WTOP
June 3, 2018, 11am PDT
A new service targeted at seniors buys homes, but lets the previous owner stay.
Slate
April 23, 2018, 6am PDT
Not only does the plan promise more affordable housing, it’s also supposed to deliver “access to more upwardly mobile communities."
Next City
April 10, 2018, 10am PDT
Homeowners in almost every corner of the United States are making more off the accruing value of their homes every hour than minimum wage workers. In some cases, homeowners are even making a lot more than decent middle class wages.
Zillow Research
April 4, 2018, 7am PDT
U.S. homeowners are richer than ever, according to a new report.
CNBC
March 2, 2018, 8am PST
Jon Christensen urges Los Angeles to ensure that new park amenities serve, rather than displace, the river's low-income communities.
CityLab
February 10, 2018, 9am PST
Communities are having more conversations about equity, engaging with the topic in a variety of ways, from human resources management to parks planning. However, there are other planning areas that have not clearly addressed equity.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
January 11, 2018, 9am PST
Empowering cycling in Dallas is not about appeasing hipsters. It’s about making a more healthy equitable city, Krista Nightengale argues in an op-ed for the Dallas Morning News.
The Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2018, 9am PST
As the Chicago bikeshare service extends to more area in the city, some of the stations are in less dense locations and get fewer riders. Thus, though Divvy's revenues have gone up, the income to the city from the program has gone down.
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2017, 6am PST
The current mortgage interest deduction is $1 million. The House version of the tax bill called for a $500,000 cap while the Senate left it untouched. They split the difference and capped it at $750,000. Congress is expected to pass H.R. 1 this week
The New York Times
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 10, 2017, 8am PST
The new group will challenge the unequal distribution of mobility resources to low-income communities of color.
Chi.Streetsblog