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A closer look at the numbers reveals stark divides among Toronto neighborhoods.
October 6, 2018, 11am PDT
Steven Falk, city manager for 22 years of the East Bay enclave of Lafayette, expressed frustration with the city's resistance to infill development, calling it incompatible with addressing "the most significant challenges of our time."
September 6, 2018, 8am PDT
In a new video game, the player is a no-good raccoon wreaking havoc on the world around him.
April 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
"And you know why they made the new twenties? Cause I got all the old ones."
February 15, 2018, 10am PST
A new report shows the need for Central Texas counties and cities to invest in their Latino populations.
February 15, 2018, 9am PST
A rising tide doesn't necessarily lift all boats—even in a time of (mostly) decreasing income inequality at the city level.
November 14, 2017, 5am PST
A new study finds a connection between multimodality and income inequality in midsized cities.
October 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Any way you slice it: the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
January 19, 2017, 8am PST
Poverty and inequality are bad things, but what happens when they coincide? A new study points to a startling increase in the number of U.S. counties suffering from both problems.
November 19, 2016, 9am PST
If you believe sprawl just magically happened, here's something that visually suggests otherwise.
November 1, 2016, 2pm PDT
After receiving a large grant to study poverty and income inequality, the Hutchins Center of African and African-American Studies finds itself having to justify the need to study the problems, rather than spending that money on programs or services.
October 14, 2016, 10am PDT
San Francisco's Proposition Q, up for vote this November, would place additional limits on homeless camping in the city.
March 21, 2016, 9am PDT
As Los Angeles weighs the merits of more major funding for Metro Rail projects, the current slate of new routes is already coming online. This graphic depicts median household incomes along existing and future rail lines.
February 1, 2016, 9am PST
Maps showing the concentration of medical facilities in Houston, shows a greater density in higher-income areas.
January 4, 2016, 9am PST
A Harvard study has found that those making $45,000 per year are struggling to meet the increasing cost of rent in cities across the country.
December 9, 2015, 9am PST
The Washington Post Editorial Board calls for reform of the mortgage interest tax deduction.
December 7, 2015, 6am PST
In the United States, urban wealth and poverty are often quite segregated. But they can also be next-door neighbors. This article looks at cities with the highest and lowest levels of income inequality.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
November 17, 2015, 5am PST
Brooklyn-based artist Ekene Ijeoma newest piece shows what parts of New York City are affordable to different people across the spectrum of salaries in the form of crystalline islands called "wage islands."
November 4, 2015, 6am PST
In Canadian cities, rising income inequality has been reflected in neighborhood polarization. The experience of Hamilton, Ontario, has been typical. Here, inner-city decline is now giving way to gentrification, displacing poverty to the suburbs.
Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership
August 21, 2015, 6am PDT
Joe Cortright criticizes reports linking high median new home sizes to a renewed demand for McMansions. The market for single-family homes, he argues, locks out buyers of modest means. Only the well-off are buying.
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