AI-generated image of residential single-family Las Vegas neighborhood with earth-toned Spanish-style two-story homes.

How AI Envisions American Neighborhoods

How well does artificial intelligence ‘get’ U.S. cities?

November 7, 2023 - Chris Steins via Medium

Texas Sprawl

San Antonio Considering Major Development Code Overhaul

Neighborhood registration and accessory dwelling units are among the hot button items included in a package of 193 proposed amendments to the San Antonio Unified Development Code.

August 29, 2022 - San Antonio Report

Hells Kitchen Sidewalk New York City

Looking Beyond the 'Sidewalk Ballet:' Jane Jacobs in the 21st Century

While The Death and Life of Great American Cities remains an urban planning classic, today's planners must contend with challenges that Jacobs couldn't have anticipated.

August 12, 2021 - The Globe and Mail (Toronto)


Another Fun Neighborhood Analysis Toy

A Trulia feature offers lots of interesting information about neighborhoods (or at least about how their residents perceive them).

December 23, 2020 - Michael Lewyn

Senior Pedestrians

Insights From the Latest Livability Index

The latest edition of the AARP Livability Index reveals the U.S. regions with more of the kinds of neighborhoods that offer quality of life benefits for residents of all ages.

December 9, 2020 - Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University

Jackson Heights, Queens

A Tour of New York City's Most Culturally Diverse Neighborhood

New York is a city of superlatives. A new series of walking tours around the city, led by the New York Times architecture critic, draws out the many examples of the city's exceptionalism.

September 10, 2020 - The New York Times

Public Comment

Review: Neighborhood Defenders

A new book explains why people object to new housing in their neighborhoods, and whether these "neighborhood defenders" are representative of the public as a whole.

August 3, 2020 - Michael Lewyn

Denver, Colorado

Stapleton, Denver Neighborhood Named for Klu Klux Klan Member, Getting a New Name

Central Park, Concourse, Meadowlark, Mosley, Park Central, Peterson, Randolph, Skyview, and Tailwinds are the options for renaming the neighborhood of Stapleton in Denver.

July 22, 2020 - The Denver Post

Protesting racism

Anti-Racism at the Neighborhood Level

Communities across the country need to dismantle exclusionary barriers and rebalance spending to invest more equitably across neighborhoods, according to this article by the Urban Institute.

June 24, 2020 - Urban Institute

Washington, D.C. Coronavirus

The Geography of Occupations: Some Neighborhoods Will Suffer More Than Others Under COVID-19

Census Bureau data shows we live near people with similar occupations, and right now frontline jobs are riskier for both health and economic well-being than working from home.

April 10, 2020 - Jonathan Stiles

High Line

Friday Eye Candy: A Sorely-Needed Map of New York City Neighborhoods

Neighborhoods don't get the same official boundaries as cities, counties, states, and countries. So how do we know where one neighborhood ends and another begins?

February 28, 2020 - Gothamist

Street Design

Op-Ed: Good Design Isn't Just for Downtowns

Richard Driehaus attests to the importance of intentional, context-oriented design on the neighborhood level.

June 16, 2019 - Crain's Chicago Business

Beer Keg

Happy Hour: A Beer for Every Neighborhood

One Pittsburgh brewery is brewing a beer for every one of the city's 92 neighborhoods.

June 7, 2019 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Space EVent

We Need More Words for Play

Could cities harness the power of play to build more healthy, resilient, and equitable communities, if only we had the words for it?

April 25, 2019 - Sarah Siplak

Leave it to beaver house

The 'Suburban Decline' Narrative Is Overstated

While suburbs are changing, that doesn't mean they are declining, according to recently published research.

February 7, 2019 - Joint Center for Housing Studies

A Black woman stands in front of a home holding an umbrella and smiling.

White People Don't Recognize Black Middle Class Neighborhoods

According to a series of studies, white people have a blindness for seeing the black middle class in neighborhoods—even if they don't display other forms of racial animus.

November 20, 2018 - Slate

Mural Los Angeles

Poets Describe Their Neighborhoods

The city of L.A.'s poets write about their neighborhoods.

October 26, 2018 - Los Angeles Review of Books

Beach Party

The Neighborhoods With the Most Millennials Are Mostly in New York and Chicago

RENTCafe identified Millennial hotspots by Zip Code. You've probably never heard of them.

September 17, 2018 - RentCafé

Greenwich Village

The Ambition of Trulia Neighborhoods, Served With a Side of Caution

Can Trulia succeed in making sense of neighborhoods for an online platform?

September 3, 2018 - Slate

Los Angeles Residential

Trulia's New Feature Shows How Much Home Buyers Care About Location

Real estate site Trulia has launched a new tool that acts as a one-stop shop for information on neighborhoods.

August 15, 2018 - Curbed

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HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research

"Rethinking Commuter Rail" podcast & Intercity Bus E-News

Chaddick Institute at DePaul University

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