April 15, 2014, 5am PDT
The 2014 Pulitzer Prizes yesterday awarded the best work of journalists over the past year. Included in the roster of winners were journalists and publications covering issues of relevance to Planetizen readers.
January 29, 2014, 11am PST
Two years overdue, Congress has released a draft of the new five-year Farm Bill, which the House quickly passed. Traditionally a signal of Congress’ willingness to preserve the status quo, this version includes a few changes in spending priorities.
December 19, 2013, 3pm PST
Perhaps the only greater injustice than the existence of food deserts is a willing and unfeeling action to re-create them.
December 12, 2013, 2pm PST
Despite economic improvement across the country, a recent survey of 25 American cities finds homelessness and hunger are on the rise. With the federal government cutting resources, providing for the neediest is expected to be harder next year.
September 4, 2013, 11am PDT
When you think about poverty, do you picture the suburbs? New data suggests that you should.
May 10, 2012, 11am PDT
Rachel Cernansky reports on the federal government's recently announced plan to expand access to healthy foods by increasing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) acceptance at America's farmers markets.
March 4, 2010, 8am PST
The federal government is rewriting the way it defines poverty. As a result, city poverty levels are expected to see major shifts.
December 3, 2009, 7am PST
The New York Times' has created an interactive map of food stamp usage breaking down recipients by county across the United States.
July 24, 2009, 9am PDT
A recent report from <em>The Brookings Institution</em> examines unemployment trends in the urban and suburban areas of the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S., mainly by looking at the demand for "safety net" services.
The Brookings Institution