February 9, 2019, 11am PST
Exclusionary zoning really pays off for people that already had enough money to buy a home. A new mapping project shows exactly where that's true int he area around Minneapolis.
December 4, 2018, 8am PST
A new journal article calls out the academic community of planning and urbanism for relying too much on the usual suspects when researching marginalization and inequality, and assuming too much about what makes a neighborhood "normal."
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
August 23, 2018, 6am PDT
The Guardian sounds the alarm about deadly heat exposure in poor communities around the world.
July 30, 2018, 2pm PDT
A new report by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities finds major flaws with property taxes in several states, and proposes a solution that could mitigate the least desirable consequences of limits to property tax increases.
May 3, 2018, 2pm PDT
Five decades after the Fair Housing Act, racial inequality is still rampant in American cities. Trulia and the National Fair Housing Alliance collaborated on this report on four of them.
April 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
"And you know why they made the new twenties? Cause I got all the old ones."
April 24, 2018, 12pm PDT
An opinion piece points out the inequities of growth in contemporary Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
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.
February 15, 2018, 10am PST
A new report shows the need for Central Texas counties and cities to invest in their Latino populations.
October 11, 2017, 8am PDT
Any way you slice it: the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer.
May 31, 2017, 5am PDT
Matthew Desmond, author of "Evicted," looks at the lives of Americans across the economic spectrum to gain insight into how homeownership, mainly through the mortgage tax deduction, keeps the U.S. unequal.
March 3, 2017, 7am PST
It's fun to write miracle comeback stories, but the epic of Detroit's resurgence has been exaggerated, according to an article in The Conversation.
February 8, 2017, 9am PST
The editors of a new book on displacement in New York argue that the city's historical record of exclusionary zoning carries over into the present. Urbanist concepts in vogue today simply rehash old divides.
November 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Online mapping platforms are continuing to find new and improved ways to represent the inequities of American society.
October 25, 2016, 10am PDT
Call it the re-education, the evolution, or the contrition of Richard Florida, but the "rock-star urbanist" has realized some unintended consequences of his creative class ethos, and he's ready to share a new vision for cities.
October 8, 2016, 9am PDT
Florida discusses a recent study that emphasizes how new the back-to-the-city movement is, how white it is, and what that means for the people it pushes out.
August 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
When Uber announced this month that it would test-run its fleet of self-driving cars in the Steel City, many probably asked, "why Pittsburgh?" Unlike other post-industrial places, it's been incubating a 21st-century economy.
June 23, 2016, 8am PDT
The story of the U.S. housing market is the story of growing inequality.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
March 26, 2016, 7am PDT
The "Inequality Chronicles," now in their third installment by Places Journal, are essential reading.
March 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Places Journal has launched a series titled "The Inequality Chronicles." Expect high-quality longform articles.