March 8, 2018, 8am PST
White flight gets described as a symptom of the racism of the mid- to late-20th century, but a new study finds evidence that it's still rampant and suggests that it's a sign of contemporary prejudice.
Pacific Standard
February 7, 2018, 2pm PST
Urbanist and advocate Kristen Jeffers decries the thinly veiled racism underlying complaints about D.C.'s dockless bikeshare program.
Greater Greater Washington
January 20, 2018, 1pm PST
A new interactive maps brings a visual reality to the scale of displacement effected by urban renewal of the 1950s and 1960s.
Chicago Magazine
January 16, 2018, 8am PST
A new book describes segregation as a cycle of social structuring: segregation begets segregation.
Pacific Standard
May 22, 2017, 9am PDT
Pro-housing activists in San Francisco are blamed for displacement of vulnerable communities because they support luxury housing developments. A report from the independent progressive website, Truthout, ties YIMBYs to the "alt-right."
February 19, 2017, 5am PST
Pedestrians of color are more likely to be killed in traffic crashes.
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.
January 18, 2017, 8am PST
The rise of white nationalist politics has many implications for the ideas of a just city.
Jason Reece
December 6, 2016, 6am PST
Rules protecting minorities' access to housing have been strengthened under the Obama administration. That progress could be lost under a HUD Secretary who opposes Fair Housing altogether.
October 20, 2016, 6am PDT
The Mapping Inequality website documents how the liberal ideals of the New Deal devolved into discrimination and inequality.
National Geographic
October 12, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the few mentions of cities during the second presidential debate came when Donald Trump described the states of "inner cities" in the country. The explanation didn't sit well with some experts.
The New York Times
September 5, 2016, 11am PDT
As affluent whites have returned to more urban areas, some might think that white flight is a relic of the 20th century, but overwhelming evidence shows that white flight continues, just in a different place and time.
Pacific Standard
August 8, 2016, 7am PDT
Being a person of color in the United States means being physically vulnerable to both environmental hazards and police violence, two professors argue.
July 29, 2016, 9am PDT
An equity strategist offers advice on creating safe streets programs that address systemic racism.
July 22, 2016, 10am PDT
Homeownership is often promoted as a way for low-income and minority families to build wealth. But it is those very families who assume the most risk in buying a house.
City Observatory
July 14, 2016, 9am PDT
Emily Badger, writing for The Washington Post's Wonkblog, doesn't let planners off the hook for the racist history of highway planning around the country.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
July 8, 2016, 5am PDT
A Mississippi-based bank will pay $10.6 million for discriminatory lending practices.
Next City
July 1, 2016, 12pm PDT
Five U.S. cities will examine how their government operations impact people of color, and come up with solutions to advance racial equity.
Living Cities
April 2, 2016, 11am PDT
It's surprising to see places named with racially offensive words in 2016—no matter what your take on political correctness.
March 26, 2016, 7am PDT
The "Inequality Chronicles," now in their third installment by Places Journal, are essential reading.
Places Journal